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Recent Articles #1

I Hate Renovating!

Filed in Blog by on October 12, 2015 0 Comments • views: 3

One of the issues with running your own websites is that sometimes s**t happens.


Recent Articles #2

Applegate Valley

Going Rogue Part 3 – Other Wineries, Stuff, and Summary

Filed in Blog, Featured, Oregon Wine, Paso Robles AVA, Wine Country by on October 11, 2015 0 Comments • views: 2

Right now I will continue to reside in Las Vegas, where except for the fact that we have had a damned eternal summer, I have called home for more than two decades. My bucket list has a crystal ball in it that stubbornly won’t let me peer into the future.



Going Rogue – Oregon’s Other Wine Country. The Wineries.

Filed in Blog, Featured, Oregon Wine, Travel, Wine Country by on October 5, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

We got our flight and sat down at the lovely deck overlooking the scenery. Come to think of it, “The Scenery” seemed to be something that became part of everything that I did up there.


Ashland Oregon

Going Rogue – Oregon’s Other Wine Country. Part 1- Arrival

Filed in Blog, Featured, Misc, Oregon Wine, Wine Country by on October 1, 2015 0 Comments • views: 4

Ashland is about 15 miles from the California border; it’s apparently where old hippies (and young ones) go to escape the rat race.



A Day in Pahrump: My Visit to PVW

Filed in Blog, Featured, Las Vegas, Nevada by on September 21, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

I came away with a new appreciation and excitement for the possibilities in Nevada. To be clear, we will never, ever be another California. It’s not because we don’t have the ability or the climate, but when over 80% of the state is in federal hands, that puts huge limitations on acreage alone.


Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir

2010 Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir – Jewelry in a Glass

Filed in Blog, Featured, Reviews, Wine Country, Wines by on September 9, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

Like many of the other wineries in the Ghetto, his vineyards are located in what can arguably be termed the middle of nowhere.


Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock – Not the Movie!

Filed in Blog, Featured, Reviews by on September 5, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

I spent a lot of days doing little at home other than vegging on my recliner, drinking copious amounts of water (we had an incredible heat wave and I touched little other than water and juice), and watching TV. The good life.



Scandal (the show), Olivia, and Me

Filed in Blog, Featured, Media, Misc, Rant by on August 12, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

Someone told me that the main protagonist and central character of the ABC series Scandal reminded her of me. “You have to watch it,” she said. “She’s almost exactly like you, except younger, prettier, and really talented.”


Amador County California

The Anomaly of Donati Family Vineyard

Filed in Blog, Paso Robles, Paso Robles AVA, Reviews, Wines by on July 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

I met with Mitch Bakich, a handlebar-mustachioed young man who is the Managing Evangelist of Donati. I was able to taste through all of their available wines and despite the screaming shrieks and agonized protests of the Budget™, walked out with at least half a case.


Cosmopolitan Hotel Casino

An Evening at Jaleo

Filed in Blog, Featured, Food Nooz, Las Vegas, Restaurants, Reviews, Wines by on July 12, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

So what do you do when you’ve had the opportunity to visit one of the best restaurants in Vegas and do a review, but you’re with your main squeeze?

You punt.


Las Vegas

The Mirage Hotel and Casino – A Rant

Filed in Blog, Featured, Las Vegas, Nevada, Rant, Reviews by on June 28, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

It doesn’t seem too much to ask for clean sheets without holes, a fridge that I can use, room TV service that’s dependable, and stable Internet. Either that or cut the price of a stay. I can get better service (fridge and all) at any Courtyard, and at a far lower cost.


California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

Why We’re 100% Cork – St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma

Filed in Blog, Featured, Research Topic, Reviews, Wine Country by on June 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 0

If the customer perceives the cork as being cheap (as in synthetic corks and screwcaps), then the perception will be that the wine is cheap, too.


Steven Spurrier – Interview and Winery Tour views: 0

He single-handedly – along with the finest palates in France – brought California wine to the world’s consciousness, thereby giving credibility to New World wines overall. Let’s just say that it wasn’t a happy moment for the finest palates in France.

I’ll See You In My Dreams – The Movie, Wine, Sam Elliott and Sex views: 0

Carol and her friends lived a golf course community lifestyle, and I already knew there’d be no Two-Buck Chuck Chardonnay anywhere.

2005 Hunt Cellars “Moonlight Sonata” Chardonnay – Reprise views: 0

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Just how many times am I going to review this wine?!?

Paso Robles Wine Festival – Cypher Winery views: 0

When I slunk into work the next morning with two unyielding, risqué tattoos in full view, my coworkers at The Day Job™ asked, “Just exactly what were you doing in (insert air quotes here) Wine Country?!?”


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