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Vegas Wineaux

Hi! I'm the Vegas Wineaux and love to write about my experiences with wine, food, Wine Country, and (fabulous) Las Vegas! Click on any of the Social Icons to follow and see what I'm up to!
If you love a well-crafted, beautifully-plotted book, you will enjoy Vertical. As with all of Rex’s books, you'll have to bring your brain to the table. And a dictionary wouldn't hurt, either.
I'm just not really a Chardonnay kind of gal. However, a good wine is a good wine and this is a good wine! Plus, it’s spring! Plus (insert any relevant excuse here to have an expensive wine on a weeknight)!
For many years, Nevada wines were known for their relentless mediocrity - they seemed to be White Zinfandel wannabes - and there wasn't much that the serious wine person could glean from them other than a collective meh.
Instead of pairing with the dish, I felt that it was coyly teasing it.
"I'll drink from the wine glass. If they have a problem with it, f**k 'em." Alrighty then!
This would be fabulous with a weekend late evening summer dinner of salads, light meats, and other summer fare. It also pairs well with writing, because it's what I'm drinking now as I sit at the keyboard.
Yeah, yeah. I know I'm late to the party in getting on the Sideways bandwagon, but I don't care.
"Reading" the books by audio has been very satisfying and listening to Sideways is not my first rodeo.
However, they finally relented and sold me a bottle of their library Syrah because apparently my crying, wailing, and gnashing of teeth was disturbing the other guests.
While once the wines were big, jammy, fruit-forward, and alcoholic, they now have added layers of complexity and maturity which was almost unheard of a decade ago.
It's an end of one era, but the beginning of something just as great.
I took pictures of the beer booths, the food booths, Town Square, and The Strip as I drove home. Yeah, I'm lucky. I get it. Don't hate me because I'm Vegas.