Archive for the Tag 'Ireland'

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Since when is removing a cork brain surgery?

This post is inspired by watching a brain surgeon once, trying to remove a cork from a bottle of wine… I’m betting that removing my skull would have been a lot easier. Removing a Cork 101: Why is pulling out a cork so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture were […]

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Revisiting “Removing the Cork 101” ~ It’s not brain surgery

Just can’t get enough of this one, as I watch people struggle all the time, including nervous wait servers. Originally posted on January 16, 2006… Here it is again. Why is pulling out a cork so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture were raised on wine, so we don’t know […]

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Plastic corks are going to be the death of me

It all began at a bridal shower, when I had brought some wine. Had I known the wine that I purchased had plastic corks, I wouldn’t have bought those brands. (I’m creating an unshopping list in my head as I write this.) I forgot to have a corkscrew in my purse… I usually travel with […]

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European Wine Bloggers Conference ~ Strangers in a Not So Strange Land

Here’s the schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  ~ Alternatives: to participate in the workshops of the EWBC or to visit the Saint Jorge Castle and the old town of Lisbon 1:00 p.m. ~ Lunch at IBO Restaurant 2:30 p.m. ~ EWBC Yesterday, Delfim Costa, João Costa, Luis Ribeiro (all from Enoforum Wines of the […]