Way Important Stuff

When I stopped for gas at Barstow, I opened up the glove box to see if there was a manual in there. Well there was. Unfortunately, it was on a CD, still nicely shrink-wrapped. What use was that?!?

After all, cork isn't trying to function like screwcaps or synthetics, but the verso is most definitely true.

New tax laws are being escorted through the legislature like a hot date on prom night, and this bill which has the potential of bringing so much business - and its resulting revenue flow - into the state is looked upon as “minor.”

So how did I go from ecstasy to dismay faster than a funny car at the Winternationals?

The transcendent moment came when I sampled their exquisite Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, and Eiswein. Yes, I had them all. Don't hate me because I'm Prüm.

If you love a well-crafted, beautifully-plotted book, you will enjoy Vertical. As with all of Rex’s books, you'll have to bring your brain to the table. And a dictionary wouldn't hurt, either.

UNR Vineyards
For many years, Nevada wines were known for their relentless mediocrity - they seemed to be White Zinfandel wannabes - and there wasn't much that the serious wine person could glean from them other than a collective meh.

Glass of Barolo - Wikipedia
Instead of pairing with the dish, I felt that it was coyly teasing it.

Villicana Liquid Hope Rose
This would be fabulous with a weekend late evening summer dinner of salads, light meats, and other summer fare. It also pairs well with writing, because it's what I'm drinking now as I sit at the keyboard.

Yeah, yeah. I know I'm late to the party in getting on the Sideways bandwagon, but I don't care.

Books and Wine
"Reading" the books by audio has been very satisfying and listening to Sideways is not my first rodeo.

However, they finally relented and sold me a bottle of their library Syrah because apparently my crying, wailing, and gnashing of teeth was disturbing the other guests.