Eric, bartender extraordinaire, at B&B

Following Zach - Part Deux

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Let's face it, any restaurant that has a dish like Beef Cheek Ravioli with Black Truffles and Crushed Duck Liver is as far away from McDonald's as 2005 Bordeaux is from White Zinfandel.
Four Types of Salt

SCOW - What does THAT Mean?

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As the folks who attended the SCOW could tell you, there are distinct differences in the salts that they tasted, and are as different from everyday processed table salt as I am from, say, Lady Gaga.
Zach with one of the performers at the Venetian

Following Zach

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Zach is my oldest son, and he was born a Wineaux. Erena, my daughter, likes wine, but is busy running after two children and doesn't yet have the luxury of enjoying a glass of really fine wine on a regular basis. My youngest son, Matt, likes beer. {{{sigh}}}
glass of red wine

National Wine Day!

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So this short little post is to tell you to pop a cork on something expensive, red, and delicious, and then on Monday, say a prayer for those willing run into harm's way to protect us.
Villicana 2012 Zin

Zinfandel, Paso Robles, and Everybody Else

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Paso Robles has the best Zinfandel. Period. Everybody else is fine, but for a full appreciation of this singularly American-style grape, Paso Robles has everyone beat. By a mile. (yes, yes, I know. Primitivo. I got it.)
Hug 2010 pinot

2010 Hug Cellars Cedar Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir

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It's Saturday night, and I've spent the last several hours visiting my mother in the hospital (she's doing fine, by the way. Flirting with the young single male help. She's 90 and disappointed that they won't flirt back), and talking to the Wineaux Guy.
Morgon LaPierre

Summer Red Wines

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So don't confine yourself to champagnesque sparklers or whites during the heat. Next time you fire up the grill, pop the cork on a bottle of Sparkling Shiraz and enjoy!
Las Vegas Strip view from Mandalay Bay 2/2005

Tastings in Vegas

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Sometimes you just want to taste wine, whether to enjoy a wine you know you can't afford, or if you're just looking for something to pop the cork (or {{{shudder}}} *unscrew*)
Bob Vila

Taming My Inner Bob Vino ... er, *Vila*!

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So I'm in the process of doing a lot of writing in order to catch up since I've been such a slacker in the posting arena. (Do I write about the beautiful 2000 Chianti I just had or paint trim? Gotta paint trim.)