Part Two – Wine + Me = Marriage Made in Heaven

“Oh!” said a friend of mine with whom I’d shared my decision, “you’re going to become a sommelier!” Well, maybe. It’s on the list. This is where my OCD kicks in. It’s what I call my “While I’m At It” plan.

Readin’, Writin’ & the World of Wine – A Tale in Three Parts

This isn't a just-for-fun extension class where friends and I gather to learn about wine in a more-or-less social setting, but a real, read-100-pages-study-till-your-eyes-bleed-stress-over-midterms-and-finals college class.

Gold Country Rose! Yum!

On the nose I detected a whiff of watermelon interspersed with strawberries and beach. Yeah, beach. Think northern California beach, early morning, breezy and cool. Just a whiff of *that.*

The Estates – VSJ – So You Think You Can Drink!

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While I walked out of VSJ without joining the club, that was by the thinnest of margins and utilizing a willpower I didn't know I had.

Cutthroat Kitchen – “Chopped” with Math

I didn't think it was possible, but this show makes the great Alton Brown, a self-deprecating, incredibly gifted, and spontaneous, intelligent chef, look like a jerk. He's become the Chuck Barris of the Foodie set.

New Adventure & Podcasts

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What I mean by "easy" is I can say more stuff than I can write. At least I can say more stuff that people may actually listen to than they will read. In theory, that is.

Tale of the Hat and Old Wine

2004 Villicana Cabernet Sauvignon
Alex gave me a look and said, "You lost him?!? With THAT hat?!?" And it's been an ongoing inside chuckle ever since!

Honing Your Wine Chops with Summer Fruits

I've also discovered that dried pink grapefruit peel (recipe experiment) has the fragrance of "cat pee" which I find so appealing (no pun intended) in Sauv Blanc.

I Interrupt this Heat Wave – for the Beach!

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July, in my opinion, is the convection oven of the Las Vegas year. It's not Chamber-of-Commerce-poster-child time here in Sin City.

The Estates – DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Inside of the building, there is a stunningly beautiful tasting bar made completely of Onyx and backlit underneath. Wow.

What’s Happening in Post!

Well, after my trip to Paso Robles last month, I'm finding myself eyeballs-deep in post. And I'm the staff!

The Estates – Sculpterra Review

That chunky, short-haired person talking with Paul is me back then. Now I have long hair. Still chunky. Whatever.