Sometimes you just want to have a simple wine to pair with dinner. "Well now. What pairs well with bagged salad?" You get it.
So until I find a place that I can settle into – and be reasonably certain that the owner won’t change his mind and kick me out because someone else showed up with the bottomless wallet – my Paso Robles Getaway posts may sound more like pity parties.
Such hacking can cause all kinds of damage, the most expensive of which is one’s reputation.
So I'm in search of another place to rent. Something as insignificant as not having a roof over my head won't deter me from visiting Paso! Unless, of course, it rains a lot and I've done my hair.
The Wineaux Guy™ has an amazing palate, although he's very reticent about talking about it. He actually talked his way through the tastings and because he was so right on, I really didn't have any reason to alter our assessments. He's really good!
I encourage all Paso Robles fans to check out the videos. Oh hell, check them out even if you're not a Paso Robles fan! They're fun, well done, and surprisingly educational.
Of course, it was 100°F in Vegas, so I guess summer is in the eye of the beholder. Not quite Surface of the Sun temps, but not too far off.
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.
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.
In fact, I'm pretty sure I hogged the bottle, but there's no truth to the rumor that I sat in a corner just swigging away. Really.
Lotto or Megabucks luck notwithstanding (I know, I know - I actually have to play), if it were at all possible, I'd retire there in a heartbeat and call it home.
Of course, I realize that many of my friends would say that even a tablespoon of white wine is too much, but that's not my point. And they're a little on the extreme side. Kinda.