Woody’s Whine

Woody's Whine

Sips and Tips

Information regards food and wine flies by me at a sometimes overwhelming rate throughout the day and night, seven days a week. Some of it I snatch down, some of it I review and move on and a lot of it just goes away. I…

Two Wines and Three Burgers

In this edition I bring you my thoughts on a trio of events with a trio of tastes embedded as I report on two wine tastings and do a burger review to save you the time and trouble and as an extra added attraction comment…

Oh, it’s Burgundy, I could never know about Burgundy

I’m going to be frank with you at the outset, if you really, really only drink wine that costs less than $10 a bottle and don’t want to learn anything new today turn the page now and I’ll look for you the next time. Okay…

Looking at Wine From More Than Three Views

As you know I spend a considerable amount of time and energy following all aspects of the food and wine industry tasting, sampling and visiting with folks in the know so that you will know too and this edition of my “Whine” is no exception….

Cheese is Like Wine, Except You Cut It

In my vast preparation for this article I visited two states, spent time with three cheesemakers and in between figured out that making cheese is quite similar to making wine, follow along. We first visited a very small cheese maker late last summer who makes…

Three for two

I have in the past expounded on the cornucopia we celebrate as well as the gluttony we often find ourselves faced with when it comes to food consumption this time of the year. As I will restate –  there is only one reason for the…

Goodness by the Inch

Some people would be thrilled to have a good sub sandwich shop within several miles of their house so how lucky are you if you live near the central business district of Forest Park and have two great ones within blocks of each other and…

Burgers & Beaujolais

According to people who keep such records, we consume better than 62 pounds of hamburgers per person a year. As a topper, an overwhelming 60% of us put American and Cheddar cheese on those burgers at the rate of 33 pounds per person. We all…

Help Given Gladly

I have always told you to seek help…many of you should but for different reasons. My kind of help refers to guidance in selecting what wine to drink with whatever you are about to eat or are even thinking about eating. In fact, gentle readers…

Perfect Pie is Worth A Bit of Work

You are either a cook or a baker and never the twain shall meet. Cooking allows you leeway in adding or taking away ingredients and to alter on-the-fly the actual time you cook things with the ability to add flavors as you go, a lot…

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