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Three Grand in My Hand

After talking with a few folks and greeting old friends, the moment had arrived to taste the vodka. I don’t know how the others felt, but I was very excited!

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Pho and Pinot Noir – My Opinion. As Always.

This is the time of year when the words “hot soup” can cause a smiling physical reaction. Even in Las Vegas it’s very cold (25°F when I left for work this morning), and the vision of curling up with a blanket and a bowl of hot soup is oh so comforting.

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Tasting Wine and Learning to Spit – A Short Rant

The little girl in me will always feel that the male of the species has cooties.

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Repeal Day! 80 Years Later

I, for one, raised a glass of wine in celebration. I hope that you did, too!

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WE, Paso Robles, and Damning with Faint Praise

Was it genuine respect, damning with faint praise, or was I being overly skeptical of the tone of Wine Enthusiast’s gushing press release? You tell me.

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Nailed It! My Finals Rock!

Jocularity aside, I was surprised at what I already knew, what I learned, and how I applied it in the final. I rock, frankly. And so I decided to celebrate.

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Wine and Beans – Magical?

Every now and then I decide to get all cheffy and do great stuff. This Monday night, Veterans Day (Ooorah), was one of those days.

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Honoring Our Vets – BLT Burger Salutes

BLT Burger at the Mirage will be doing something awesome for service people this coming Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.

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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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