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Mezzo on North Rancho

My Las Vegas: Mezzo

The Smith & Hook was far too rambunctious and showed its youth. Wait. Let's back up. Did I really say that?!?

Proof: A Reference Book That’s a Fun Read

Warning! The word "geek" or the phrase "geek out" appears a lot in this review. Because I geeked out over a lot of stuff.

Las Vegas Strip Casinos. Every. Single. One.

They are always amazed as I text (using Siri and hands free – I practice safe text) things such as “I can’t believe the traffic on Flamingo! I’m stuck here at Caesar’s Palace!”

Daily Drinkers: 2013 Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Blend

It's one of a new type of wine from a maverick group of winemakers who are taking traditional grapes and doing very untraditional things with them.

New Feature: Daily Drinkers

My search has taken me to several go-to favorites including Costco, Trader Joe's, Fresh and Easy, and even - shock! - Whole Foods. (Motto: Why Pay Less?)
2012 Cotes du Paso Robles

Tasting Notes: 2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc

Until these last few bottles, this had been one of my go-to "daily drinkers," one of those wines you pop, pour, and don't need to ponder over.

Tasting Notes: 2005 Hunt Cellars Moonlight Sonata Reserve Chardonnay

There's no way that you'd confuse it with one of its Burgundian cousins; it is quintessentially California, and it wears its California style proudly.

What’s New is What You Can’t See!

It's based on a scale that I can hang with; the usual wine rating systems award 50 points just for being wine. So if the wine really stinks, it still gets 50 points!