Vintage Paso – the New Zin Fest Weekend

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.
The grounds at the Paso Robles Inn

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend Zinposium!

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.

Changing of the Guard – Hug Cellars

It's an end of one era, but the beginning of something just as great.

Brew’s Best Festival – Revisiting

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.

Visiting Southern Nevada Wine Country

This past Sunday I spent several hours touring and tasting at half the wineries in Nevada. Both of them.

“The Press” and Nevada Wine Laws – a Rant

The title alone told me that it was a story written for effect rather than for accuracy. The title, Winery expansion bill pits big counties against rurals couldn’t be further from the truth.
Tasting Room at Pahrump Valley Winery

The Accidental Activist – Continued

I really shouldn't call it a silly law because it was there for a reason. While there are several, it can be summed up in one quote: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

The Accidental Activist – Nevada Wine and Me

My eyes rolled back into my head so many times that I had eye pain by the end of the hearing.

Today’s Tasting Notes: 2013 Cep Hopkins Ranch RRV Sauv Blanc (Peay)

It isn't a world-changing wine, but it is one of the few California Sauv Blancs that I actually like. This is easily another Ernest Hemingway wine.

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.