NFL Stars Talk Wine

We talk to former NFL gunners Dan Marino and Damon Huard on their new winery, the joys of Cabernet and the future of Washington State wine. By Sean Sullivan How did you fall in love with wine? Marino: I grew up in Pittsburgh and in my neighborhood everyone made their own wine—my cousins and others.…

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High-speed rail from Houston to Dallas

Environmental study on high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas begins  by Matt Stephens A proposed high-speed rail system between Houston and Dallas could utilize the N700-I Bullet System train currently used by Japan Central Railway throughout Japan.     The Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation have begun work on an environmental…

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What Is Sake?

Sake is an alcoholic beverage made from rice. The beverage has a long history, dating back to ancient Japan. Yet sake is still widely consumed today, even in the United States, where it is both imported from abroad and made in-country. History   Sake (pronounced “sa-ki”), also known as “rice wine,” is believed to have…

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The Fascinating History Behind America’s Oldest Native Grape: Norton

One of the reasons we love to study the story behind the wine in our glass is because it typically brings together an incredible cast of characters, political agendas, environmental circumstances, and historically significant moments. When aged together, we find the perfect balance of intriguing history and desire to drink a glass of wine. And…

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FROM HOPELESS ZERO TO WINE HERO

For Ordering Wine On A First Date By Dan Amatuzzi This piece originally appeared on VinePair.com   The afternoon sun is waning and the faces around the office are thinning out. You’re not nervous about tonight’s first date, but when it comes to ordering the wine, you want be swift and sure in your decision.…

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After 10 Years, Sideways is Still Bewitching

The hit film Sideways, which debuted in 2004, still holds up with pinot noir as the clever matchmaker. To recap, the comedy follows the antics of two friends, Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti) and Jack Cole (Thomas Haden Church). Miles is a wine aficionado and a writer, albeit an unpublished one to date. Jack is an…

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