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I Miss Pinotage

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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.
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So Why Paso Robles?

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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.
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End of Summer and Too Many White Wines

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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.
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Paso Robles Olive Festival!

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We met several of the Olive Oil producers, and learned how to do an Olive Oil tasting. It's noisy and sounds pretty disgusting, but boy oh boy! While I've always loved Olive Oil, until I learned exactly *why* I love it through proper tasting, I realized that I had been missing out on the full pleasure of the oil.
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Vegas Wineaux Wine Club Learnin' Time!

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However, Kimberly’s focus on “Pin the Tail on the Bottle”; that is, bring a bottle that’s out of the ordinary, really humbled us. I made lots of grand pronouncements about aroma, palate, and finish, and largely bombed out. Even on the wine that I brought! Oh well.
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EVOO and Wine

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I’ve been meaning to catch up on posts, but I’ve spent the last two weeks watching the Olympics and gaining weight. Doesn’t seem right, does it? Shouldn’t athletic performances be transferable through TV and result in fitness, despite the popcorn? Apparently not.
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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.
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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.