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Placomusophilia: A Hobby that Could Really Use a New Name

Placomusophilia sounds like something that requires a course of antibiotics to clear up.  It’s actually a hobby — collecting the colorful, unique metal caps found on the tops of Champagne and other sparkling wine corks.  But the word, placomusophilia, makes...

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Quilting with Wine Labels, No. 15

After 36 relentless hours of snow and w-i-n-d, the Blizzard of 2016 is over. Jonas is gone. We have an easy 2-1/2 feet of snow on the ground, and drifts of over 4 feet (when you talk...

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Quilting with Wine Labels, No. 14

A continuing series on wine labels, and the wines that wear them, under the macro lens. I love to take photos of pieces of things with my macro lens — pieces of wine labels seemed like a natural extension of that inclination....

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Quilting with Wine Labels, No. 13

A continuing macro-photography series on wine labels, and the wines that wear them. I love to take photos of pieces of things with my macro lens — pieces of wine labels seemed like a natural extension of that inclination.  It’s a lot...

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 41

A few days ago, I received a belated Christmas gift from a good friend (we find the holidays are more magical if you stretch them into February). Check out these lovely glasses made out of recycled/repurposed wine bottles.  These are right...

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 32

Christmas is a lot of work.  Anyone who’s ever been in charge of Christmas knows that.And for the past couple of days, I’ve been hustling and bustling all over the place here at Casa de Armchair Sommelier. Once upon a...

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126 Labels of Wine on the Wall

126 wine labels and a gallon of Modge Podge later . . . Ta-Da!! I saw this idea on Pinterest a few months ago.  I’m not usually a crafter, but sometimes I pretend.  This was one of...

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