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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.
Photo by Kym Ellis on Unsplash

Changes, They Are A’Comin’!

I often tell people that if you live in Las Vegas – or thereabouts – and you are bored, then you are doing something wrong!
Roses at end of rows of grapevines

Roses: Fact or Fiction?

That being said, many a vineyard manager would smile at this quaint romantic notion. Their job is more sophisticated than watching the roses bloom.
Bourbon and clear ice

Bourbon, a Cigar, and a Bad Hair Day

Plus it's America's Whiskey (with an "e"), and that makes it special. 'Murica!
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!

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part 2 – Stellenbosch)

The upside was the sign said that leopards in the Western Cape are smaller than those in other parts of South Africa.
Rose haul Featured

My Rosé Wine Haul!

I decided that I was going to do some ironing, and in order to do ironing (a sacred task rarely performed nowadays) I require some, let's just say, distraction.
Original Iron Chef Crew

Iron Chef America, Politics, Whooshes, and Friendships

I was feeling very smug as I posted my snarky commentary, and then my balloon got punctured.

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.

Vegas Weather

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