South African wine estates

Dream Wine Travel! Destination? TBD.

I want to go someplace in 2018. By someplace, I mean not Vegas. Not even (gasp!) California, my go-to wine-guzzling destination.

Shopping Disappointment – No Bat Nuts

I have a knack, apparently, for mixing cultural elements in food and making them delicious. I love that about me.

Cheffy Stuff and Music on YouTube

I recommend a bowl of popcorn, a nice Napa Chardonnay or a sparkling wine (if you must), and turning on YouTube and just kicking back to enjoy. By the way, there's quite a bit of food porn involved.
Pinot Noir Grapes

Vertical: Passion and Pinot on the Oregon Wine Trail – the...

I, for one, went from "annoyed" to pissed. I don't know who did the editing/abridging, but I'd bet my firstborn that it wasn't Rex Pickett. Sorry, Zach! That was figurative.
Books

Confessions of an Oenophilic Bibliophile

I "read" books about health, which, unfortunately, were few and far between. The fact that my waistline has more or less disappeared in a pile of zaftig, prove that the reading that I *have* done, I haven't necessarily put into practice.
God King Slave

But It’s Winter! ish. More or Less.

I'm originally from the outskirts of Philadelphia, and I'm horrified at the wimp I've become.

Back in the Saddle

I finally found my real estate soulmate and moved in last month after weeks of HGTVing my way into getting it into habitable (for me) shape.
View from Living Room

Real Estate, Wine, and Zen

I have been calling this my “Body Bag House,” because that's the only way I'm going to be carried out of it when I am very old and very gray. Clairol notwithstanding.
Paella!

Don’t You Just Love Real Life? And Stuff?

We were happily surprised with the quality of the Paso Robles Pinot Noirs. So much so that I found myself thinking: Is there *anything* that Paso can't do?!?
Madeline's Logo - Cambria, CA

Madeline’s Restaurant – Cambria, CA

Well, my friends Rick and Jarlene went to Cambria, California - actually Paso Robles – for Rick's special birthday. I won't say how old he is, but let's just say that he's been around the block a time or two. Or several.