Posts Written OnFebruary 26, 2007

LENNDEVOURS and Wine Blogging Wednesday in the Baltimore Sun

Hey guess what? LENNDEVOURS and Wine Blogging Wednesday both got a little print publicity over the weekend in the Baltimore Sun. The article, which ran in the paper’s "Ideas" section, was written by Troy McCullough and it’s a nice piece about everyone’s favorite virtual wine tasting. He does say this about WBW though: "A collection of blog posts, no matter how well-written, surely is a cold, cruel substitute for an actual wine event." Perhaps he’s overstating for effect, and it’s hard to argue that any virtual wine event is as fun as a similar event in the "real world"…I don’t think…

WTN: Osprey’s Dominion 2002 Blush de Noir (North Fork of Long Island)

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Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards reminds me a little bit of a winery like Beringer. One one hand, they make some sweet, entry-level wines that I assume are meant for the trailer park set. But, they also make some of my favorite red wines on the other end of their portfolio. Perhaps it’s a matter of making wines for the masses to pay for the wines winemaker and U.C. Davis grad Adam Suprenant really wants to make? Anyway, I recently tasted through some of their new and upcoming releases for a column I’m writing, so you’ll get to see my notes here…

My New Steak Marinade

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about my adventures and exploits in the kitchen. Mostly that’s because for the past month I’ve been focusing on food that I can get on the table quickly and easily as Nena and I juggle diapers, bottles, pacifiers and car seats. Oh, and did I mention Jackson? But, I think I’ve stumbled upon a new "go to" marinade for steaks. It’s based loosely on one I read in one of Stephen Raichlen’s books (I’ve got three of them) and it was great on Saturday night. Ginger-Soy Marinade for Steak 4 garlic cloves,…