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Value Vino: ‘Girly wines’ aren’t so pretty in pink

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LBD’s 2010 Divalicious Red is the wine equivalent of sausage making: there are nine listed red grapes plus “other.” “It smells like a Glade candle,” said one taster. “There’s very soft blackberry fruit,” said another, hopefully. “Nobody would buy this unless it were $4,” was another opinion. (It’s actually around $12.)

Which brings us to the pink-labeled 2010 Bitch Aragon Grenache, one whose target audience was less clear. In the words of more than one wine industry pro, it might be equally aimed at men and termed a “panty-popper.” (Note that others make variations on this theme: Royal Bitch, Sweet Bitch, Happy Bitch, Sassy Bitch…and these are more clearly woman-oriented.) Regardless, “Is this really a joke? That’s the secret power of this wine,” and “I’m upset that I like this the best,” were typical comments.

In the end, there was pretty much universal scorn for the marketing premise as typified by Little Black Dress: “Flavorful and feminine, [these] blends are the perfect way for every woman to embrace her inner diva.” Why not, we thought, celebrate instead women in wine by concentrating on influential female winemakers—of which there are many. Seems like a superior sisterhood.

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Hit or Miss Eats at Kogi Korean Grill

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The fluffy Korean flapjack—try it with Kogi’s beef bulkogi


Never the biggest fan of K-Pop, and still harboring an irrational amount of blind hate for 2012 phenom PSY, I had pledged not to try the Gangnam Style street tacos. Yes, that’s a thing. on a menu. in San Antonio. The mere idea of the dish left me with a horrible sense of doom. But with not much left to lose, I ordered the tacos from the a la carte menu and waited. Four corn tortillas, humbly presented, topped with spicy pork bulkogi, onions, cilantro and Kogi sauce were delivered to the table, and damn if they weren’t flat-out good. I figured I’d cut my losses and vamoose before falling prey to the house again.

Perhaps instead of whitewashing layered Korean eats, the owners of Kogi should play up their San Antonio ties and head South, blending Korean red chili pepper flakes and Mexican chiles for a hot mix of fusion. For now, a visit to Kogi means flipping a coin and hoping you get lucky.

Kogi Korean Grill

2651 Vance Jackson, Ste 108,
(210) 558-2018,
facebook.com/kogikoreangrill
Skinny Strip center joint offers Asian fusion, Korean favorites with mixed results.
Best Bets Beef bulkogi, Gangnam Style street tacos
Hours 11am-9pm Sun-Thur; 11am-10pm Fri-Sat
Price $6.50-$8.95 lunch; $3.95-$12.95 dinner

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