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Recent Blog Posts in March 2010

March 31, 2010
At SXSW, a pioneer is remembered
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
It was, sadly, not the news I expected to hear at my first of many South By Southwest events in Austin last week: the news of Fess Parker's passing. For a number of us in the wine industry, Fess was a pioneer in modern day wine and hospitality in ...
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March 22, 2010
The Magic of Agave Nectar
Posted By New York Barfly
In the span of a few months, a new ingredient has found its place behind many of New York’s top notch bars. Agave Nectar, made from the heart of the tequila producing plant, is replacing simple syrup as the cocktail sweetener of choice. The flavor ...
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March 15, 2010
NX35, Denton, Texas
Posted By The Armchair Enophile
While Austin boasts what the country recognizes as the premiere music conferences, South By Southwest (SXSW), Denton has one of its own: North By 35 (NX35). Named after the interstate that links the two Texas cities, NX35 is in its infancy (2010 was ...
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March 08, 2010
A Hotel Bar Without a Bar
Posted By New York Barfly
New bars are always seeking to stand out from the crowd, especially in towns like New York where there are 3 drinking establishments on every block (not counting the liquor stores, with those there are 5). The Andaz Hotel is a recent entry in the ...
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