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Growing Up and New Changes

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I hope to be able to unveil the new look on August 31, leaving the Labor Day morning for tweaking and then barbecuing later. Of course!
Buy the Right Wine Every Time by Tom Stevenson

Book Review – Buy the Right Wine Every Time

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Just about every wine book I have has dated itself by honing in on specific vintages, which, years later, are no longer available, making the recommendations irrelevant. In manufacturing they call that planned obsolescence.
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Updates, Memories, and New Years

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The Wineaux Guy and I got to visit Paso Robles several times during the year, and those times were very relaxing for both of us. We didn't always get to visit friends while we were there, but love the town and it's a perfect getaway weekend for us. Paso Robles has that old-fashioned small town feel that is balm to a stressed out soul.
John Curtas & Me!

Spotlight on John Curtas

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This was the interview I did in 2008 with John Curtas, our own intrepid restaurant critic who has gone on to bigger and better things, including Iron Chef America judge, author, and separated-at-birth celebrity!
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So. Where Ya Been?

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I've spent the last several weeks creating a video, music, and photo montage in tribute to DeeDee, and that's been demanding the lion's share of my "spare" time.
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Summer Wine, Summer Food and ThankYewVeryMuch

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While recuperating from even relatively minor surgery is, by design, ridiculously boring, it’s necessary so that one can do stuff afterward. And because there’s a lot of stuff that I want to do, I’m following doctor’s orders to the “T.” Mostly.
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Not Buying No More Wine

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I found myself falling into the habit of constantly purchasing "okay" wines because I want to save my "good" wines for "special occasions."
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The Gallery - My Other Passion

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Along comes digital photography! I've had fun with it over the years, but very recently I purchased a digital SLR and my artist's heart is soaring. This gave birth to the idea of the Gallery at Vegas Wineaux. While I have been using some of my work to showcase my wine reviews - you'll recognize my kitchen wall if you've been to my home - I have been busy behind the scenes doing some pretty serious photography. Yeah, I think it's that good.