Well, now that the end of the world is nigh, I figured that I may as well find something that's worth drinking while the Earth is exploding (or we're being invaded by aliens, Zombies have attacked, the waters have flooded the desert, blah blah blah. Or whatever).
There's nothing cheap at Whole Foods, right? In fact, Whole Foods' wine prices (motto: "Why pay less?") are notoriously higher than anywhere else.
The first problem that I had to address was my singular, well-known ability to get lost in a small room. I call it being directionally challenged. The Wineaux Guy™ calls it hopeless.
Now that I have your attention, I just wanted to share a little about the amazing weekend I spent with The Wineaux Guy™ and talk about some of the fabulous wines we had.
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.