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Watching My Baby Grow Up

Over the years their wines have evolved – “grown up” so to speak – and so have I.

Looking Back – Au Revoir 2016

The only bad thing – if you want to call it bad – is that I still haven’t quite accepted the fact that I’m not the aspiring HGTV star that I think I am.
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.
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.

2012 Troon Old Vine Meritage – What is Meritage?

While there are individual bad wines out there - and goodness knows I've sampled my fair share of vinous dreck - modern technology, coupled with the love and passion of the wine grower and wine maker, ensure that in whatever world we prefer, the wines are going to be good.

Terminal Wine

But, as you can probably guess, after a weekend with the grandkids where I did not drink much, I looked forward to having this at home with my feet up and the TV going. Perfect.

Typicity, Tasting, Hemingway, and Scrooge

When the wine does not have the characteristics that you have come to expect from that varietal then there truly is a Great Disturbance in the Force.
Freemark Abbey and Tasting Bag

The Death of (A) Freemark Abbey Merlot

You know those movies that have the slow-motion scenes when something horrible is about to happen?

A Toast to Cork!

Every time I find a video about cork, I will post it. This was a news report from last year, and somehow I missed it!