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Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part 3 – More Wineries!)

This wine is crisp and begs to be paired with a hard French cheese and baguettes, all whilst basking lakeside with my new bride listening to Albinoni!

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Stark Condé Estate Entry

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part Four – Stark-Condé and Tokara)

However, it was the sign in front of the vines that proved the most disconcerting. It read: “Leopards in the Fynbos.”
Epoch boxes Paderewski

Epoch Estate Wines: A Winemakers Vision of the Future

I’ve found that, where concrete highlights minerality in the wines, amphora aging imparts a grounding, earthy effect.
Corkscrew

Becoming a Wine Expert

My experience in taking the Introductory Sommelier Exam L1 was exciting and stressful at the same time. This exam is one that a person cannot study the night before and think one can pass.
Vailia From, Desparada owner and winemaker

2017 Desparada Fragment Sauvignon Blanc – Again

This wine is more than just a "pop and pour" Sauvignon Blanc. It is sensual, luxurious, fragrant, and very delicious.

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Stark Condé Estate Entry

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part Four – Stark-Condé and Tokara)

However, it was the sign in front of the vines that proved the most disconcerting. It read: “Leopards in the Fynbos.”
Epoch boxes Paderewski

Epoch Estate Wines: A Winemakers Vision of the Future

I’ve found that, where concrete highlights minerality in the wines, amphora aging imparts a grounding, earthy effect.
Beautiful Home

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part 3 – More Wineries!)

This wine is crisp and begs to be paired with a hard French cheese and baguettes, all whilst basking lakeside with my new bride listening to Albinoni!

Rants!

Iron Chef Gauntlet Season 2

Iron Chef America – the Latest Rants and Reviews!

In the history of ICA, that had to be the most idiotic, stupid, brainless, ludicrous idea that anyone could have thought of.

It Stinks! No Matter How Good it Smells!

Except when someone decides to pollute my wine experience with their cologne. I mean really people.
On the descent into Medford

Southern Oregon Wine Country – the Trip

People get off and on the bus at the various stops from the Strip to Downtown, and any number of them are worthy of a Night Court episode.

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Stark Condé Estate Entry

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part Four – Stark-Condé and Tokara)

However, it was the sign in front of the vines that proved the most disconcerting. It read: “Leopards in the Fynbos.”
Epoch boxes Paderewski

Epoch Estate Wines: A Winemakers Vision of the Future

I’ve found that, where concrete highlights minerality in the wines, amphora aging imparts a grounding, earthy effect.
Corkscrew

Becoming a Wine Expert

My experience in taking the Introductory Sommelier Exam L1 was exciting and stressful at the same time. This exam is one that a person cannot study the night before and think one can pass.

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Vegas Parking Update (Insert Evil Cackle Here)

And, yes, Wynn's and Encore's numbers dropped. Because it's just common sense and almost a rule in Vegas - you stay where you park.
Vailia From, Desparada owner and winemaker

2017 Desparada Fragment Sauvignon Blanc – Again

This wine is more than just a "pop and pour" Sauvignon Blanc. It is sensual, luxurious, fragrant, and very delicious.
Table Mountain

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine!

Before you jump to conclusions, no, I'm not (re)married! This post is by my friend and today's guest author, Andras. He recently remarried and he and his new wife honeymooned in the wine country of South Africa around Cape Town.

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