Category Archives: Wine & Cheese

Food & Wine Thursdays: Argentina, On Beyond Malbec

I’ve already written about Malbec on this blog, but I thought it was a topic big enough to re-address. I apologize to my regular reader(s?) if I repeat myself excessively. In the last couple years the grape Malbec has become … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: CrossFit Liquor Myths

I live in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Recently, the neighborhood has become the CrossFit and Coffee District. In addition to three premium coffee roasters and another half-dozen gourmet coffee shops in a five block radius of my … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Why waste money on thin, saccharine store-bought Bloody Mary mix when you can quickly and easily whip something up at home for a hangover-beating brunch? Here’s my recipe, scaled up so you can make it a pitcher a time. Or … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Festive Holiday Cocktail

What better on these frigid 65 degree Los Angeles winter nights than a cocktail that will warm both body and soul? A variation on that 1950s swinger party classic the Hot Toddy, I humbly submit for your review, the, well, … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Christmas Wine for Christmas

In my family, Christmas means prime rib. My grandma does the whole English roast supper: Yorkshire pudding, jacket potatoes, creamed spinach, and, of course, green beans with crispy onion strings on top. And, of course, at the centerpiece is a … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Orange Wine for an Orange Month

Many blog posts have been written about orange wine already, so why not write another one? It has been a couple years since they were massively en vogue amongs the wine geek literati and, not discounting its lovely fall color, … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: It’s Malbec’s World, We’re Just Living In It

Once every decade or so a wine grape comes along that transcends region, winery, or even common sense to become a brand unto itself. The first of these was (based on nothing other than my brain), Chardonnay, followed by Cab. … Continue reading

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