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I Love Talking About My First Time

Jocularity and minds-in-the-gutter snickering aside, I want to talk about my first time with specific types and varietals of wines and the impact that they made on my wine-loving experience.

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Pinot Noir International!

It had a distinctly candy-ish artificial taste on the palate and the finish was nonexistent. Thank goodness. I certainly didn’t want to have that lingering in my mouth!

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Part Three – Kissing Frogs, Finding Princes

When you’re studying for such a career, “likes” and “dislikes” in wine become irrelevant.

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Part Two – Wine + Me = Marriage Made in Heaven

“Oh!” said a friend of mine with whom I’d shared my decision, “you’re going to become a sommelier!” Well, maybe. It’s on the list. This is where my OCD kicks in. It’s what I call my “While I’m At It” plan.

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Readin’, Writin’ & the World of Wine – A Tale in Three Parts

This isn’t a just-for-fun extension class where friends and I gather to learn about wine in a more-or-less social setting, but a real, read-100-pages-study-till-your-eyes-bleed-stress-over-midterms-and-finals college class.

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Four Reasons Why Quadrant Rocks

You know when you taste a wine with someone and it’s so good that you lock eyes with the other person? Well, this is one of those wines.

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We’re Back and Open for Business

I wanted it to be pretty, detailed, and running. While I could be talking about my dream car, a 1959 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz Convertible in gleaming red, in this case I’m talking about the Vegas Wineaux website, of course!

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Gold Country Rose! Yum!

On the nose I detected a whiff of watermelon interspersed with strawberries and beach. Yeah, beach. Think northern California beach, early morning, breezy and cool. Just a whiff of *that.*

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The Estates – VSJ – So You Think You Can Drink!

While I walked out of VSJ without joining the club, that was by the thinnest of margins and utilizing a willpower I didn’t know I had.

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Cutthroat Kitchen – “Chopped” with Math

I didn’t think it was possible, but this show makes the great Alton Brown, a self-deprecating, incredibly gifted, and spontaneous, intelligent chef, look like a jerk. He’s become the Chuck Barris of the Foodie set.

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New Adventure & Podcasts

What I mean by “easy” is I can say more stuff than I can write. At least I can say more stuff that people may actually listen to than they will read. In theory, that is.

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Tale of the Hat and Old Wine

Alex gave me a look and said, “You lost him?!? With THAT hat?!?” And it’s been an ongoing inside chuckle ever since!

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