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Holiday Party Etiquette

Holiday Party Etiquette
Verily we are in the thick of it, and the worst may very well have passed – for this year. Because most of us only attend several holiday parties each year, it can take decades to finally figure out some of the hard lessons learned by not following the propper etiquette, whether it’s work, family,... Read more »

World's Ending! Wine bucket list and more

World's Ending! Wine bucket list and more
It was accepted “knowledge” that the mysterious, lost civilization of the Maya had predicted the end of the world. Or maybe just of humankind and life as we know it. WAS. It was a “known” fact – that is, until some clever archeologist or anthropologist or teenaged spelunker happened to come across more Mayan calendar... Read more »

How-To Piss Off purists

How-To Piss Off purists
So I did something bad the other night – at least it would be looked upon unfavorably by most wine afficianados. But it was so delicious that I am proud to both admit it and share it, which just may free me up to share some other wine related faux pas that just may become... Read more »
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Jimmy Greenfield is a really awesome guy like totally

"PARDON!?"
"I said - nice rack"
I offer the slightest appology for the title of this blog: it has very little to do with the content (wine cartoons!). Unless, of course, we are pondering theories of relativity and the universe being holographic as they relate to the law of attraction, in which case you are Jimmy, to some degree, and you... Read more »

Winter Wines and Pumpkin Beer

Winter Wines and Pumpkin Beer
Well, winter is upon us, and consistent with the philosophy that we create our realities through our moods – let’s embrace the season!!! We often talk about pairing wine with food, but today we discuss the merits of pairing libations with the weather as well. We will get into wines that warm the body as... Read more »

SEO Wine Style

SEO Wine Style
For Thanksgiving this year I thought it would be fun to start a chain of wine recommendations that we all can benefit from. Please don’t include anything too pricey or rare, as the hope is to reconvene and discuss some of the wines as a group. In that spirit, I would like to start off... Read more »
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Thanksgiving Wine Recommendation

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendation
Facebook and Twitter have been blowing-up with posts about Pinot Noir being the perfect wine for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. As the resident cork-dork, I would like to expound upon this a bit. Generally, this is a solid pairing, however, there are many pitfalls to avoid, and many alternatives that are equally wonderful, and in... Read more »

A fly on the wall of a blind tasting

Just last night, I served a group of eight “young men” (average age probably over fourty, but this is how they referenced themselves) who each brought a bottle of wine to the restaurant to blindly taste all nine (yes, one person brought two, and as the story unfold this will be a bit comical), the... Read more »

Holiday cheer: Gifting Wine.

Holiday cheer: Gifting Wine.
I am probably developing a reputation as “that guy” who give wine for every occasion: you’re getting married!? Champagne! Your birthday? Cult cab! This is most certainly due in part to my enthusiasm and passion, and also to the point that it’s “all I know”. That being said, I believe that I’ve gotten pretty ok... Read more »
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Wine Pairing: Presidential Candidates (Let's get political!)

Wine Pairing: Presidential Candidates (Let's get political!)
So we often talk about wine pairings. Pinot Noir accompanies salmon; Cabernet and ribeye is classic, Merlot with filet. Buttery chardonnay with lobster, bone-dry Cheblis with oysters. Sauternes and custard, perhaps. Regional wines pair best with cuisine from the same region. Well, all that is fine and well, although many experts have begun to veer... Read more »
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    Cory Warfield

    I am a server at Mastro's Steak House. I have been a wine-director and staff sommelier at a variety of concepts over the course of fifteen years. In addition to studying, enjoying, and writing about wine, and working as a waiter, I am a singer/songwriter, and enjoy spending time with my beautiful other half, Rebecca, and our dogs. I am from Chicago, but have lived years on- and off in Telluride, Colorado, which is where I met Rebecca in 2009, and where I first had the privilage of studying with a Master Sommelier, as well as my first high-end server position at the New Sheridan Chop House.

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