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An Appeal to Passion, Rationality, and Vertical Integration

An Appeal to Passion, Rationality, and Vertical Integration

To My Wife Caitlin, I’ve been reflecting on the tagline for our blog: wine and winemaking in the greatest city in America. We’ve covered so much of the winemaking process (crushing, pressing, and aging), and we have a lot more to talk about as we get closer to bottling next […]

by × November 20, 2012 × 0 comments

Wine Drinking

Hooray! It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Hooray! It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Beaujolais Nouveau Day: invented by the French as another excuse to drink wine. No…that can’t be right. The French don’t need an excuse to drink wine. They just do. Not like us puritans. Beaujolais Nouveau Day: shoring up your vintner’s cash flow since 1951. That’s a little bit closer, actually, […]

by × November 15, 2012 × 2 comments

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The Pickleback

The Pickleback

I am a tiny bit sad but mostly happy to report that my three-week run as Eloise has ended. We moved into a corporate apartment on Monday. It has a kitchen. It has doors! It has four forks, four spoons, and four knives. No dinner parties for six, unless you […]

by × November 14, 2012 × 3 comments

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Amazon Wine Ruins Lives

Amazon Wine Ruins Lives

Are you familiar with Amazon? Are you familiar with Amazon’s 1-click ordering system? If not, suffice to say, Amazon is led by evil geniuses* who have perfected their business model, which is to make you buy things you don’t need. Because it’s so easy. 1-Click ordering is automatically enabled on […]

by × November 13, 2012 × 2 comments

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Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry

The subtitle of this post is: The Important and Extremely Underrated Role of Booze in our Nation’s History. I’m thinking of writing a thesis about it. Am I going to school, you ask? No. The University of Maryland is going to be very surprised – and I have to assume, […]

by × November 9, 2012 × 3 comments

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Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

Has it really been three weeks since I’ve posted anything? Yikes. No wonder I started getting threatening text messages and e-mails from Caitlin earlier this week. During the work day, of course. We really can’t escape one another in our hotel room. I got into an argument with a girlfriend […]

by × November 8, 2012 × 2 comments

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Pressing Red Wine (Pt. 2)

Pressing Red Wine (Pt. 2)

I know what you’re thinking. When was the last time my husband Robert posted? Well, I am pleased to inform you that Robert will be updating you later this week. In the meantime, let me entertain you with the dramatic conclusion of our press. Ok, you caught me. It’s not […]

by × November 6, 2012 × 3 comments

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Pressing Red Wine (Pt. 1)

Pressing Red Wine (Pt. 1)

Back before we lived in a hotel, we were minding our own business, entertaining two lovely house guests from Texas (Robert’s home state). Now our life is a little like Eloise, except we don’t live in the room on the tippy-top floor, we live on the second floor, and instead […]

by × November 5, 2012 × 5 comments

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I, for One, Welcome our New Robot Overlords

I, for One, Welcome our New Robot Overlords

Last week, I suspected (and told you) that this blog would be dark for a year. But we’re going to try to keep going. We may not have a house, but we do have computers and internet connections. I don’t know what that says about us, or society, but this blog […]

by × November 2, 2012 × 0 comments

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Family Matters

Family Matters

By: Five Gallons of Free Run Cabernet Sauvignon* I know it is a trend for parents to create websites about their kids, but in my opinion, this website is the best (sorry to new parents reading this, but it had to be said). My parents have been lovingly documenting our […]

by × October 31, 2012 × 1 comment

Wine Drinking

A Long Interlude…for Emergency Reasons

A Long Interlude…for Emergency Reasons

In 2008, Robert and I took our honeymoon in Napa Valley. Don’t tell him that I had to take my wedding ring off to remember the year. Side note: we got married on the same day as my Mom and Dad, so we had the dates inscribed inside my wedding […]

by × October 25, 2012 × 7 comments

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Annapolis

Annapolis

Our love of Maryland and Baltimore borders on the fanatic. Baltimore is the greatest city in America. Wait, please don’t go. Hear me out. If you live in Baltimore, you can drive less than 30 minutes, and find yourself in the middle of America’s sailing capital, Annapolis. More than four […]

by × October 19, 2012 × 0 comments