Great Grapes at Grape Expectations! Nevada Wine “Laws”

As noted, the incredibly archaic and stupid laws that are on the books guarantee that it's almost impossible to start a winery in this state.

The Staycation

Sorry my fellow Americans, but with few exceptions (New York City, Hollywood, Miami, Chicago, for instance) we've pretty much got iconic sexy down.

From the Archives: Who, What, and Why is The Vegas Wineaux Anyway?

Assuming that these questions come from a place of really wanting to know – as opposed to trying to get me to stop – I can think of only one answer: Passion.

From the Archives: Zin Festival – A Vegas Wineaux Interview

Rod showing stellar swirling
When we last went to the Zin Fest in 2010 (has it been that long?!?) we never expected to be interviewed by the local paper!

From the Archives: AAAV Event – Wine with Soul

Association of African American Vintners
People, like grapes, come in all colors. And like grapes, can sometimes be surprising with their personalities, characteristics, and the way that other people perceive them.

From the Archives: Visiting a Taste of Paso Robles

St. Claire Hotel in San Jose
And since my “official photographer” and I snapped almost 200 pictures over the weekend, it took quite a while to go through everything and edit out the bad, the extraneous, the redundant, and the embarrassing, and put the remainder in galleries.

From the Archives: Wine Tasting Pointers

Wine Tasting at Home
If you want to serve a wine that may be a little pricey, don’t be afraid to get measured pourers! They are easily hand washable, but don’t do well in garbage disposals. Don’t ask.

From the Archives – White Wines Rock – Finally!

I never forsook my quest for a great Chardonnay, and because of that, I began to taste (and enjoy) a complete range of white wines. And in the process, I lost my ABC attitude. Oh, that means Anything But Chardonnay.

From the Archives – Two Glasses

However, I decided that I needed to bring more of these back because they display some pretty **cough cough** nice writing on my part. Especially this one, which I guess I really didn't write at all. Never mind.

From the Archives – I Love Cat Pee in My Wine…

Cat Litter
And the fact that I like - even *expect* - the aroma of cat pee in my Sauvignon Blanc in no way indicates that I have a fetish for sniffing cat boxes. Otherwise, I'd probably actually own a cat.

Spotlight on John Curtas

John Curtas & Me!
This was the interview I did in 2008 with John Curtas, our own intrepid restaurant critic who has gone on to bigger and better things, including Iron Chef America judge, author, and separated-at-birth celebrity!

Who, What, and Why is The Vegas Wineaux Anyway? (FBC – 1)

Assuming that these questions come from a place of really wanting to know – as opposed to trying to get me to stop – I can think of only one answer: Passion.