Posts Written OnJanuary 24, 2006

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AFC Championship

In case you haven’t heard, the Steelers are playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5. I’m also a huge fan…I bet you didn’t know that πŸ˜‰   Even though the game is in sure-to-be-cold Detroit, there is no doubt in my mind that the Steelers faithful will be turning out in full force, both for the game itself and long before. Tailgating is a bit of a religion in the Steel City. I’ve gone to 4 p.m. games where we arrived at the stadium at 8 a.m. Tailgating is important after all. But Steelers fans, what would you…

WTN: Fox Run Vineyards 2003 Reserve Chardonnay (Finger Lakes)


Every week, I write a "Vintage of the Week" for the Long Island Press lifestyle section. For whatever reason, I hadn’t been republishing them here, but thought I’d start doing so when the wine isn’t written about in another post. The Finger Lakes are best known for their world-class rieslings, but with a cool grape growing climate, the region is well suited for other classic varieties, chardonnay included. This bottling from Fox Run Vineyards β€” a nice value at $13 β€” is a nice example of cool climate chardonnay. Rather than being heavy and flabby like many California bottlings, it’s…

The Culinary Fool and Her Foolish Super Bowl Bet


(picture borrowed from As you may have noticed yesterday, I presented a challenge to Seattle-area food bloggers as my hometown Pittsburgh Steelers take on teal-clad Seattle Seahawks in this years Super Bowl. Well, the mind behind the Culinary Fool has accepted the challenge. What’s on the line? When the Steelers win, she has to send me one of her last bottles of Matthew Cellars 2001 Columbia Valley Red. If by some miracle the Seahawks win (and then go ice skating with the devil), I’ll have to part with my last bottle of Martha Clara Vineyards 6025. Think of it…