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Steven Kent Winery: It’s About Lineage

Steven Kent Winery: It’s About Lineage

By Glen Frederiksen I’ve written before about my epiphany red wine that launched me on the path of wine geek You can read about it HERE. What I’ve not mentioned is that, prior to that mind-altering sublime experience, I first tasted a white… Read more


This Dessert Will Drive You Bananas!

By Mary Frederiksen, AKA The Happy Cooker I fondly remember the day I first tasted this dessert. It was served at an office potluck and I fell in love with it. I requested the recipe from my co-worker and she was kind enough to share it with me…. Read more


Final musings on WSWA

Final musings on WSWA

By Glen Frederiksen A trip to a Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention and exposition would not be complete without a stumble stroll among the many booths promoting libation and accessories. Among the companies pouring liquid… Read more


Thoughts on the Evolving Wine Industry

Thoughts on the Evolving Wine Industry

By Glen Frederiksen I first attended a Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention two years ago. At the time, the Wine Lines Online blog site was less than a year old. I saw my focus as one of educating the wine buying public to the best… Read more


The WSWA convention: Strolling the Aisles

By Glen Frederiksen I attended the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention last week, and it brought back memories of my journey in the wine industry. My love of wine has taken me down several sodden trodden paths over the last… Read more


Some Appetizers You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

By Mary Frederiksen, AKA The Happy Cooker (Editor’s Note: These recipes were first published in the High Desert Wine Explorers Newsletter in July, 1998) I do love the taste of curry. It is not a spice I grew up with, so when I first tasted… Read more


Chada Thai: Impeccable

Chada Thai: Impeccable

By Mary Frederiksen, AKA The Happy Cooker According to the urban dictionary, “chada” refers to someone who is a friend to anyone he meets, tends to keep to himself a little bit, and is generally a good person. I am not sure if this is why the… Read more


A Luxurious New Way to Experience Patz & Hall Wines

A Luxurious New Way to Experience Patz & Hall Wines

We’ve been telling you about the fine wines of Patz & Hall for years. In fact, P&H’s Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Carneros region of California’s North Coast was Wine Lines’ No. 1-rated wine two years running.  There was… Read more


Wine and Whiskey: The Common Language… The Common Challenges

Wine and Whiskey: The Common Language... The Common Challenges

By Bob Johnson I have taught journalism classes, English classes and bowling classes at various intervals of my life. But the only time I’ve ever encountered an entire roomful of blank stares is when I taught a beginning wine class. In… Read more


A Dish to Pair with Chardonnay

By Mary Frederiksen, AKA The Happy Cooker (Editor’s Note: This was first published in April, 1999 in the High Desert Wine Explorers newsletter) Sometimes after a busy day at work, it is nice to come home to a delicious meal that is easy to… Read more