A wine journalist and columnist whose musings appear in over 25 newspapers, magazines, and online outlets monthly. The Vixen de-mystifies wine one sip and wine-oh at a time with her down to earth and humorous approach to vino.
Mari Stull - The Vino Vixen - Sticker Shock - Last week I filled up my tank to prep for my four hour drive to beach. $86. And I don’t drive an SUV. Dayum – I think I’ve seen one-way airfares to Florida for less than 86 bucks. $4.22/gallon – haven’t seen that kind of craziness at the pumps since the reign of Jimmy Carter.
Despite the multitudes of restaurants in Old Town, very few offer a relaxing atmosphere to simply enjoy a (very) good glass of wines with friends. And even fewer Old Town restaurants offer a terrific, reasonably priced wine list that encourages wine enjoyment without a full dinner.
Vino Vixen - In last week’s article I called Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw wine “swill.” Little did I know that there’s an underworld Charles Shaw Mafia, and those wine-OHs don’t take too kindly to such disrespect to their Capo
Alexandria's own political odd-ball couple, James Carville and Mary Matalin are off to the Big Easy soon. While they will hold onto their Old Town home as a crash pad for their DC visits, there new full-time home will be New Orleans.