Sobon Rose
BlogFeatured

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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Villa San-Juliette
BlogFeaturedVideosWine Country

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
BlogRant

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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Podcasts
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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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2004 Villicana Cabernet Sauvignon
BlogFeaturedWine Country

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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Fruit that tastes like wine
BlogFood Nooz

Honing Your Wine Chops with Summer Fruits

I’ve also discovered that dried pink grapefruit peel (recipe experiment) has the fragrance of “cat pee” which I find so appealing (no pun intended) in Sauv Blanc.

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Plaza on Pismo Beach
BlogFeaturedLas Vegas

I Interrupt this Heat Wave – for the Beach!

July, in my opinion, is the convection oven of the Las Vegas year. It’s not Chamber-of-Commerce-poster-child time here in Sin City.

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Bottles of DAOU
BlogFeaturedPaso Trip

The Estates – DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Inside of the building, there is a stunningly beautiful tasting bar made completely of Onyx and backlit underneath. Wow.

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_IGP2639
Blog

What’s Happening in Post!

Well, after my trip to Paso Robles last month, I’m finding myself eyeballs-deep in post. And I’m the staff!

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rod and paul
BlogMiscWine Country

The Estates – Sculpterra Review

That chunky, short-haired person talking with Paul is me back then. Now I have long hair. Still chunky. Whatever.

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Wineaux Guy at the Festival
BlogFeaturedPaso TripVideosWine Country

Paso Robles Wine Festival!

We were having such a good time – and The Wineaux Guy™ was a magnet with his huge hat – that the next thing we knew, we were being escorted out at the end of the event. What!? How did that happen!?

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VSJ Estate
BlogPaso Trip

The Road to Hell…

That being said, I was going to go to at least four to five wineries/olive oil producers each day, take lots of pictures, and document everything carefully and thoroughly. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

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