Institute of Drinking

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April 24, 2019

I had the chance to do a less than serious appearance on Better KC today to demonstrate how to make a restaurant quality Frose at home.  What is Frose?  A simple frozen concoction made with Rose wine as the base.  

You wouldn't think this would be difficu...

October 29, 2018

First of all, I'm so deeply sorry.  I apologize for the lack of content and lack of posts on this site.  It is amazing how life and time speed by so fast.  I'm going to try to do better.

Last week I had the privilege of attending a dinner at one of my favorite...

February 12, 2018

During my last appearance on Better KC we discussed the myth that all wine is meant to age and when is it beneficial to age wine.  We barely had time to cover the basics so I thought I'd go a little more in depth here on the blog.

I love the line from the old movie "The...

December 27, 2017

I have a good New Year’s resolution for of you wine loving people out there.  Drink more bubbles in 2018.  That’s it.  Enjoy bubbles more often starting at midnight on NYE and carry it forward all through the year.

What I can tell you is that there are too man...

December 22, 2017

Tomorrow is going to be a ridiculous day at the department stores and malls for all us that told ourselves we have all day Saturday to finish up that Christmas shopping.  Of course I'm just realizing this so I'm thinking I'm not alone.

While wine shops will be busy they...

November 20, 2017

Here we go.  Thanksgiving.  The mother of all meals and wine drinking holidays.  This is the meal when even non drinkers will be most likely to have a glass with their meal.  And this my friends is where half of the challenge presents itself.

This post is...

November 1, 2017

Weight Watchers announced today a partnership to create special low calorie wines.  I heard it on the radio today driving into work.  I get the appeal especially from their loyal customers.  They are very successful at what they do and I'm guessing shaving a point off...

October 23, 2017

October is awareness month of many causes like Down syndrome and Breast Cancer and wines, spirits, even specific cocktails have their specific day or month.  October is Merlot month.  You can join the fun this month with the hashtag #merlotme on twitter.

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