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At Disney, Only One Glass of Wine at a Time, Please

Posted by perle0 on 2006-05-27 23:35:47 (3642 views)

[Editorial]
[USA]
In Disney World, even Captain Hook had a sunny smile. There were fairy-tale princesses, amazing 3-D movies--and tons of sugar. His daughters adored it....Then Dad was told he couldn't buy two glasses of wine at the same time.

He really needed them, too, even though one was for his wife. But the wife was out of sight of the bartender, and we couldn't have our visitors to the Happiest Place on Earth getting a little TOO happy, could we? Sure, you can't have two glasses of wine, but you can still see the giant pink elephants even without them.

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Review: Galatoire's Bistro, Baton Rouge

Posted by perle0 on 2006-01-23 02:13:56 (9864 views)

[Editorial]
[Baton Rouge]
When the famous New Orleans restaurant, Galatoire's, announced shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck that it was opening a restaurant in Baton Rouge, much of New Orleans rose up in anguished protest. To be fair, several New Orleans-based businesses had just announced that they were moving to other, undamaged cities, abandoning the place that had allowed them to grow without a second glance. (Ruth's Chris Steak House, we're looking at you.) It was painful to think that a New Orleans icon like Galatoire's might be joining them.

Then the owners made it clear that they had been planning a Baton Rouge restaurant for some time, and that they were definitely going to re-open their French Quarter restaurant as soon as possible. (It's open now.) Tempers died down, and Baton Rouge inhabitants, both previous and post-Katrina, started simply looking forward to that highest form of ordinary entertainment for south Louisiana: a new restaurant to try.

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Goodbye, Frank and Gretchen

Posted by perle0 on 2005-12-16 10:05:57 (3810 views)

[Editorial]
[New Orleans]
This is kind of a long and wandering story, but please, bear with me.

As some of you may remember, LaWineClub held its first-ever Tasting Note Competition, a New-Orleans-only event, during July and August of 2005. We had not yet announced the winner, because the prize--a truly fine bottle of wine--had not yet been awarded.

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The Last Sane Dinner by Tim McNally

Posted by WineShow on 2005-12-04 15:20:30 (3907 views)

[Editorial]
[New Orleans]
The Last Sane Dinner

It all began very early with the first ticks of the clock on Monday morning, August 29. There was an attention-getting initial gust of wind coupled with a light rain that passed through the Vieux Carre about 1 a.m. The rude intrusion into life was to come later, and not a soul who remained in the City was unaware that this night would be one of stories, of experiences, all of which would be told for many years, to coming generations.

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What to Do with Old Wine Bottles

Posted by perle0 on 2005-08-12 01:34:55 (20482 views)

[Editorial]
[USA]
So you say you've been pursuing your interest in wine for some time now, and you're beginning to build up quite a store of empty bottles from very special wine experiences. You really hate to throw away these sole remaining mementos of glorious wines gone by, but what to do with all of those empty bottles?

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Buy Wine Books to Benefit Schools

Posted by perle0 on 2005-05-12 17:30:46 (3224 views)

[Editorial]
[USA]
At LaWineClub, we don't usually discuss anything that's not wine-related. But did you know that you could buy books about wine (or anything else), and also benefit the school of your choice at the same time?

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Posted by perle0 on 2005-03-29 00:12:10 (4837 views)

[Editorial]
[New Orleans]
The Foundry provided a spacious venue for the tasting.
On Monday, March 14, LaWineClub.com attended the Napa Valley Vintner’s Association Tasting, a fund-raiser for the Save Our Cemeteries organization. It was held in The Foundry, a large space in a former warehouse in the Warehouse District downtown.

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Review: Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Posted by perle0 on 2005-03-14 02:32:53 (4120 views)

[Editorial]
[Paso Robles]
Eberle winemakers pour up tastes.On March 9, 2005, the Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association held a wine tasting at Morton's Steakhouse in New Orleans. The tasting began at 5:00 p.m., and lasted until 6:30. Thirty-two different wineries from the Paso Robles growing area of California participated, with over 100 wines available for tasting.

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LaWineClub.com Visits The Wine Show

Posted by perle0 on 2005-02-24 00:30:41 (2786 views)

[Editorial]
[New Orleans]
As some of you may have heard, on Sunday, Feb. 6 (Mardi Gras Sunday…and Super Bowl Sunday for the rest of the country), the creators of LaWineClub.com made an appearance on Tim McNally's The Wine Show. This radio program, aired weekly on BizRadio 990AM in New Orleans, is an hour-long discussion of wine featuring various wine-related topics and guests. Tim was nice enough to offer LaWineClub.com a chance to appear and talk about the website and our vision for it.

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Review: Brunch at Brennan's

Posted by perle0 on 2005-02-24 00:30:28 (2665 views)

[Editorial]
[New Orleans]
Brennan's Rex Room

I've had brunch before, but I'd never eaten at Brennan's. Mike had eaten there, but not brunch. Our party was seated upstairs in the Rex Room (or Gold Room), a smallish dining room decorated with antique Mardi Gras Krewe of Rex posters and paraphenalia, signed by the Krewe members. It was a light, festive atmosphere, but still elegant. The sommelier placed us into the care of his own brother, Robert, as our waiter. The service was impeccable, and the company was delightful, open and welcoming for a couple of scruffy newcomers to the world of wine.

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$63,000 Bar Tab Provides Lessons in Wine Selection

Posted by perle0 on 2005-01-16 02:43:58 (2310 views)

[Editorial]
The incident is not really news, since it happened several years ago, and in London. But it's still a great story. Six London bankers go to a top-notch restaurant with a wine list to die for, and order the most expensive wines on the menu.

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Trends in Wine

Posted by perle0 on 2005-01-06 12:24:56 (2516 views)

[Editorial]
The Mercury News has a particularly good, thoughtful discussion of the latest trends in wine, both good and bad.

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A Sideways-Tinged Look at the Santa Ynez Valley

Posted by perle0 on 2005-01-02 16:46:10 (2364 views)

[Editorial]
It sounds like the Santa Ynez valley, where the wineries visited in the movie Sideways are located, is a great place to visit.

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LaWineClub Movie Review: Sideways

Posted by perle0 on 2004-11-21 22:17:33 (4320 views)

[Editorial]
[Events]
Warning: there are some spoilers here!
Like a lot of you out there, I was really looking forward to the movie Sideways. The reviews are just embarrassingly good--almost 100% positive, often ravingly positive--and the central premise, a wine-tasting tour of California's central coast region, sounded great. The two main characters, Miles, a failing novelist, and his best friend, Jack, a fading actor, are making the trip as a last hurrah before Jack's upcoming wedding. Much of the drama arises from their conflicting goals for the trip--Jack is determined to sow as many wild oats as possible before his wedding, and vows to get his friend Miles laid while he's at it. Miles just wants to spend some quality time with his friend, drink some great wine, and eat some great food. Still smarting from his divorce two years ago, Miles is definitely depressed, and seems to get his only pleasure in life from wine.

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Fight for the right to buy wine

Posted by perle0 on 2004-09-16 14:11:16 (2491 views)

[Editorial]
[Events]
"The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) is advocating that wine should not be delivered to consumers by any method if purchased by phone, over the Internet, or by fax. The WSWA wants consumers to carry their purchases with them--that any and all deliveries should be banned, including gifts!"

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Sunday Wine Flights at La Fee Verte

Posted by Claritacola on 2004-06-12 09:25:00 (2217 views)

[Editorial]
[Events]
Inspired by such paintings as Edgar Degas' The Absinthe Drinker, and Van Gogh's Café Terrace at night, La Fee Verte is a modern day bohemian styled café. It offers a vegetarian/vegan friendly menu as well as a selection of fine wines and spirits.

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Wine Tasting Louisiana-contact soon for a spot!

Posted by Claritacola on 2004-06-08 22:46:28 (2321 views)

[Editorial]
June 25, 2004 (Fri), 7-9 pm in Metairie, FREE!

16-20 people to gather in a Louisiana home on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain to sample six different wines, hor d'oeuvres from Louisiana's best kitchens and light jazz.

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The French Paradox--To Your Health!

Posted by Claritacola on 2004-06-08 22:28:11 (2075 views)

[Editorial]
Helping Fight Heart Disease

So, you've enjoyed a lovely glass of Cab Sauv with your dinner every day; what benefits will this wine bring to your body?

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Penfolds Wine Tasting

Posted by Ms. ilovewine on 2004-06-27 23:50:03 (2289 views)

[Editorial]
A member's review of the Penfolds Wine Tasting at Martin's Wine Cellar in Metairie, Louisiana

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The New Orleans Food and Wine Experience Grand Tasting

Posted by perle0 on 2004-06-06 02:34:51 (4172 views)

[Editorial]

One or two people attended the Grand Tasting on Saturday.The “Big Event” of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is the Grand Tasting. This part of the Experience is so popular that it is held on two different days, to accommodate the numbers who attend. Certainly the day I went, Saturday, was so crowded that I wouldn’t have wanted too many more people there, drinking MY wine.


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