2012 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

2012 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray
Because I'm a lunatic, I've decided to pursue several wine certifications. Why? Because I want to know as much as possible and share what I know with those who care to learn. What that means is that I have to know the tasting matrices of the various certification bodies: Guild of Sommeliers (aka Court of Master Sommeliers), Society of...

Wine Tasting at Harley-Davidson

The bikes were awesome although I admit to being a motorcycle coward.

The Cooking Experience – Mise En Place

Olive Oil Breadsticks
Besides, once more people know about it, it'll be harder for me to get into the really great dinners. Less for me.

100% Cork Coalition Marches On!

I feel the environmental impact of the cork industry cannot be underestimated.

Uncorked – My Newest Addiction

I suddenly felt the way you feel when you have that dream where you aren't wearing any clothes and everybody looks at you like you're crazy? That feeling.

2013 Olema Chardonnay – Sonoma County

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Kudos to the winemaker for such a deft touch and avoiding the buttery overoaked character so often seen in Chardonnays developed in new oak.

“Speaking” of Wine

Santa Maria Inn Wine Cellar
Well, I was funny through all levels and made it for the finals! Who knew that talking about my dating life could be so hysterical.

“Speaking” of the Central Coast – Industrial EATS

Industrial Eats Deli top - extras to purchase
While I was at it, I also ordered a glass of Ampelos Pinot Noir which was served in a heavy tumbler. I had no qualms.

How I Get Great Photos! Ztylus Case for My iPhone 6s!

Smartphones may very well be the new Nikons. Or if you have an iPhone 6s Plus like I do, even Hasselblads! (inside photographer joke).

The Intern – Movie with Wine. ish.

While there is an eyebrow-raising scene or two with Mr. De Niro and Rene Russo in this movie, there’s nothing that sets him up as a romantic lead. He’s too sweet, nice, and cheek-pinchable.

Big Horn Olive Oil Company – EVOO & Budget Clash

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The flavors are amazing; they have small tasting cups that you can use to sample. That's how I ended up spending so much money. It's a plot.

Sideways 3, Chile

If this book is ever made into a movie, Chile’s tourism department will be swamped with Americans who will want to go on the new Chilean wine trail.