Monday, February 19, 2018

Wine Country

Whether it's Paso Robles, Sonoma, or wherever, it's a story on what's going on in wine country.

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!

Wine Tasting at Harley-Davidson

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

100% Cork Coalition Marches On!

I feel the environmental impact of the cork industry cannot be underestimated.
Santa Maria Inn Wine Cellar

“Speaking” of Wine

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.
Industrial Eats Deli top - extras to purchase

“Speaking” of the Central Coast – Industrial EATS

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.