David Hornsby, courtesy Fox
When we talk about actors, we generally think of whichever project they were last seen in. However, David Hornsby is not seen in his current project because he’s not only the producer, but voicing the character of Joel on FX’s new animated comedy Unsupervised, airing at 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
We caught up with Hornsby last July, where he confessed that he’s not a big wine drinker.
“I’m a beer man,” he said. “I like a cold beer at the end of the day.”
But while he has nothing against wine, per se, he
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Scott Bakula in Men of a Certain Age, courtesy Turner
We’ve been big fans of Scott Bakula ever since Quantum Leap – one of those shows underrated in its time, but now a cult fave. And we loved Bakula as Stephen Bartowski, Chuck’s ingenious father, on Chuck, alas, another show we think is highly underrated.
That being said, it looks like Bakula has hit his stride and then some with Men of a Certain Age, playing bachelor and former actor Terry. The show is back with all-new episodes at 10 p.m. on TNT, starting Wednesday, June 1.
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From the March 2011 issue of Everyday With Rachael Ray magazine
It’s one of those things that some folks think makes wine so scary – trying to figure out all the stuff on the label. And if you’re going to be shelling out some real money on that wine bottle, say $20 or so, you don’t want to be doing it on something you’re not going to like.
We, too, have to play the guessing game at times, and if we’re completely honest, we’ve even fallen for the cute animal on the label. Anne once went so
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Courtesy Pinot Days
Tasting events are an amazingly cool way to find out about a lot of wine at one time. Most feature a region or even a single grape, such as Pinot Days, dedicated to the heartbreak grape that is Pinot Noir. Based in San Francisco, the organizers have also taken the show to Chicago and, for the last two years, Santa Monica, California. Michael was lucky enough to get involved as a volunteer for the recent Santa Monica show, which also allowed him to attend the event and mingle with the winemakers.
Imagine a beehive of
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When we asked actor Jane Seymour for her wine FAQ, she didn’t have one.
“You know, I grew up with wine. My mother was a wine merchant. I tasted Givery Chambertin at, probably, eight,” said the actor who is currently reprising her role as Prudence, the Martha Stewart clone in the Hallmark Channel movie Perfectly Prudence.
Like other Europeans, Seymour said, it’s not unusual for young Brits to taste wine long before it’s legal, even there.
But not only is she into wine, she’s even got her own label of pinot noir, JS, which she’s making with vintner Jim
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Win a shirt with this cool logo on it
Well, there’s some good news and some bad news regarding our recent Wine FAQ contest, which officially ended on Monday.
The good news is that we have a winner – Stuart Yaniger, who sent us two great questions:
1. What’s all this sulfite stuff? Is it true that only American/French/Australian/Slavokian wines use them?
Every wine has sulfites – yeast produce sulfur compounds along with alcohol, carbon dioxide and other substances. Most wineries can or do add sulfites to help preserve wine because it resists spoilage
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Scott Krinsky, courtesy NBC
While Anne has been hobnobbing with the folks at the twice-yearly Television Critics Association Press Tour, she’s been checking in with people to find out what their Wine FAQs are. After all, we’re pulling together our Wine FAQ page and want to know what everyone else wants to know about wine.
Scott Krinsky plays Nerd Herder Jeff on the spy comedy Chuck on NBC. Fun thing is, he likes wine.
“I’m a big malbec fan,” he told Anne. “I love malbec. They have a nice little spice to them, kind of
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Wallace Langham, Courtesy CBS
It’s really interesting how many people have questions about wine – even folks who don’t drink or can’t drink at all.
Take Wallace Langham, who plays lab tech Hodge on CSI.
“I stopped drinking wine,” he told Anne at a party at the TV Critics Press Tour. “I stopped drinking altogether. But I can think of one. Ah. Is it all right to drink rosé all year round?”
Langham was asking on behalf of his wife, who loves rosé. We say you go, Mrs. Langham (assuming that’s your name). Rosé
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Kunal Nayyar, courtesy CBS
A cool concatenation of circumstances are happening this week and next. Anne is attending the Television Critics Association Press Tour, because Anne has another life as a TV critic (you can check out her TV blog at YourFamilyViewer.com). So, in honor of the OddBallGrape Wine FAQ contest, she’s asking some of the actors she’s hanging around their Wine FAQ.
Up today is Kunal Nayyar – Raj on The Big Bang Theory on CBS. (Anne did get a chance to interview Jim Parsons – aka Sheldon – but didn’t remember the
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Check out http://www.oddballgrape.com for contest details. Great odds of winning!