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

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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.

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From the Archives: Zin Festival – A Vegas Wineaux Interview

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!

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From the Archives: AAAV Event – Wine with Soul

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.

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From the Archives: Visiting a Taste of Paso Robles

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.

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From the Archives: Wine Tasting Pointers

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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Spotlight on John Curtas

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!

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Robert Parker, Wine, and Menopause

So why is it that the overwhelming majority of official wine tasters and critics are men? It’s not because they’re better at the sniffing or tasting. It’s because they have better memories. And because they don’t go through menopause.

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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.

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