Visiting Southern Nevada Wine Country

This past Sunday I spent several hours touring and tasting at half the wineries in Nevada. Both of them.

“The Press” and Nevada Wine Laws – a Rant

The title alone told me that it was a story written for effect rather than for accuracy. The title, Winery expansion bill pits big counties against rurals couldn’t be further from the truth.

The Accidental Activist – Continued

Tasting Room at Pahrump Valley Winery
I really shouldn't call it a silly law because it was there for a reason. While there are several, it can be summed up in one quote: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

The Accidental Activist – Nevada Wine and Me

My eyes rolled back into my head so many times that I had eye pain by the end of the hearing.

Great Grapes at Grape Expectations! Nevada Wine “Laws”

As noted, the incredibly archaic and stupid laws that are on the books guarantee that it's almost impossible to start a winery in this state.

Daily Drinkers: 2011 Dourthe La Grand Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Dourthe Sauvignon Blanc - Bordeaux
Drinking this wine and imagining oysters made me think of a Hemingway quote from A Moveable Feast: As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture...

Yeah, But Does Nevada Really Need a Wine Industry?

I mean really? Does Nevada need a wine industry? After all, money isn’t everything.

Nevada’s Wineries vs Brothels Dilemma, Cont’d.

"Sheri's Ranch" by Satori Son. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sheri%27s_Ranch.JPG#
If your county has a population of 700,000, you can have whorehouses but you can't have wineries. Stupid.

The Staycation

Sorry my fellow Americans, but with few exceptions (New York City, Hollywood, Miami, Chicago, for instance) we've pretty much got iconic sexy down.

A Visit to the Strip – SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

There is absolutely no vestige of the iconic casino that used to be in this place. From the outside walls to the inside casino, everything has been completely redone.

Nevada and Wineries and Bordellos, Oh My!

Tahoe Ridge Winery Vineyard
In Nevada, what do whorehouses and wineries have in common?

Siduri Surprise!

Before I even had a chance to tell you about the wonderful Siduri and Novy tasting at the Aria with Adam Lee, I was hit with a shocker.