WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: “Cause I’m just a girl, little ol’ me, don’t let me out of your sight…”

by Katie Pizzuto January 22, 2014
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“Christmas Eve will find me where the lovelight gleams…”

by Katie Pizzuto December 25, 2013
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Roasting a pig, for many, is much more than cooking–it is ceremony as sacred as any religious rite divined by man. I mean, sure, I guess the overwhelming majority of religious rites don’t include copious amounts of rum, domino matches and tall tales of the old country, but you know what they say…one man’s swine […]

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“You didn’t have to love me like you did, but you did, but you did, and I thank you…”

by Katie Pizzuto December 1, 2013
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I’m not usually one to capitulate to the whole “better late than never” excuse, but I figure if I combine this belated “giving thanks” post with an early, end-of-the-year “top 3” list post, it’ll be a wash—like 3 Hail Maries for stealing a candy bar. This year found me extraordinarily reflective, which is certainly nothing […]

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“There is trouble with the trees…”

by Katie Pizzuto October 27, 2013
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The Brothers Grimm were storytellers that rivaled my beloved Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft at times, despite the fact that their fables were often sanitized and diluted for the masses. Their disturbing scenes of violence served as warnings and moral lessons for children, but their public and literary reception wasn’t always a warm one. […]

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“I got the devil in my blood, tellin’ me what to do, and I’m all ears…”

by Katie Pizzuto October 5, 2013
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My relationship with alcohol is an intimate one, for it has known the wide expanses and boundaries of both my elation and sorrow, my rage and contentment, my moments of utter spiritual peace and my paradoxical comfort with chaos. And while there is no question that I could live out the rest of my days […]

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“And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles if you prefer drinkin’ from glass…”

by Katie Pizzuto September 20, 2013
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Lambrusco has undoubtedly become a black sheep in the wine industry over the last couple of decades. Actually, if I’m being honest, talk to any wine snob and they’ll grimace at the mention of brands like Riunite as if they are far worse than a black sheep…being instead something more along the lines of the […]

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“Don’t, don’t, don’t believe the hype…”

by Katie Pizzuto August 29, 2013
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It used to be that finding a new restaurant to go to was a matter of recommendation. You’d find yourself hearing where your in-laws went last Saturday night, and how amazing the Chateaubriand was, how perfectly reduced the demi-glace was, and what an asshole the waiter was. And based on your circle of family and […]

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“What I want is what I’ve not got, and what I need is all around me…”

by Katie Pizzuto August 19, 2013
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So I’m standing there in the dimly lit kitchen opening my first bottle in Dave Matthew’s Dreaming Tree portfolio and my brain starts singing, “Don’t drink the water, don’t drink the water…” which is rather appropriate because 1. I’m drinking wine instead of water, 2. It’s a lyric from one of his songs and 3. […]

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“I’ve got some news for you, and you’ll soon find out it’s true…”

by Katie Pizzuto August 12, 2013
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“You can call me an asshole…” Just when you think you can’t stand another wine label with a cute critter, or a romantic chateau, or an abstract painting, this asshole gives you something new to hate…Hitler wine labels. Alessandro Lunardelli, of Azienda Vinicola Alessandro Lunardelli, and his Italian line of “Fuehrerwein” have been stirring up a shitstorm […]

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“Sweet you rock and sweet you roll…”

by Katie Pizzuto July 23, 2013
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There are few things more difficult than trying not to take credit for something you want desperately to take credit for. Wait, OK, that is a far flung exaggeration, but it’s damned difficult, trust me. When I first tasted Liddabit’s Beer and Pretzel Caramels at a market where Fulton’s Fish Market used to stand, I […]

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