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Barrelhouse on left, Cooper & Thief on the right

Bourbon-aged Wine: Taming My Inner Wine Snob

It is delicious and despite its heat, it’s very easy to drink before it becomes necessary to take an unscheduled nap. Don't ask.
From the Trium website

‘Bye to a New Friend – A Southern Oregon Story

I brought the last of it home and made a tasting video about the experience only to discover that I had an issue with the microphone. Dammit.

Wineries, Coastish to Coast

You know Maine, the land of pine needles, lobsters, clams, and rocky beaches? But wine?!?

Southern Oregon Wine Country – OMG

After all, visiting every winery in the SLO AVA means needing a vehicle with great gas mileage and off-road tires. Jeep Prius, anyone?
On the descent into Medford

Southern Oregon Wine Country – the Trip

People get off and on the bus at the various stops from the Strip to Downtown, and any number of them are worthy of a Night Court episode.

The Potlikker Papers – Time Machine to the Past…with a Fork

Closing Note: Despite the memories, there are several reasons why I’d never move to the South, and none of them have to do with racial politics. Too many mosquitoes, a paucity of wine growing, and an abundance of humidity, hurricanes, and tornadoes. No bueno.
Natural Cork Forest

Why We’re 100% Cork – St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma...

If the customer perceives the cork as being cheap (as in synthetic corks and screwcaps), then the perception will be that the wine is cheap, too.

Nebbiolo, the New World, and Food

Nebbiolo has always been Italy’s wine. No matter what, it seemed as if the grape wanted to stay firmly attached to Piedmont’s hind teat and refuse to be weaned into the new world.

Binge-Watching Bartending – YouTube Nirvana

I began my foray into the bartending world by starting as a barback. It was easily the hardest work I’ve ever done for less than minimum wage in my life.
Merlot grapes on the vine (Wikipedia)

After the House, the Search for the Perfect Merlot

Personally, I have a hard time with Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec because they are real bruisers. Unless, of course, there's a candlelit, air-conditioned romantic dinner involved...