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Paso Robles Wine Festival – Cypher Winery

When I slunk into work the next morning with two unyielding, risqué tattoos in full view, my coworkers at The Day Job™ asked, “Just exactly what were you doing in (insert air quotes here) Wine Country?!?”

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Lesson on how wine is made
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Visiting Southern Nevada Wine Country

This past Sunday I spent several hours touring and tasting at half the wineries in Nevada. Both of them.

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Today is National Drink Wine Day! Uhh… Isn’t Every Day?

As well as saving humans from the dangers of water (something that fish, turtles, frogs, bacteria, paramecia, newts, and alligators mate and crap in every day), wine has been an icon of the most civilized countries for millennia. Vegas Wineaux

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Exhausted. Really Exhausted.
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The Return! Wines, Vegas, Sommeliers, etc.

Between studying for every test on earth and being in the middle of a major IT/web project at The Day Job™, I have had nothing remotely approaching a social life.

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Growing Up and New Changes

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!

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Buy the Right Wine Every Time by Tom Stevenson
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Book Review – Buy the Right Wine Every Time

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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Black History Month, Wine, Credibility, and Me

I know wine. I just have to have the pieces of papers (and pins) to prove to others that I do. Master level? Well, maybe. After all, while I’m at it…

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BlogMiscWine Country

The Estates – Sculpterra Review

That chunky, short-haired person talking with Paul is me back then. Now I have long hair. Still chunky. Whatever.

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Updates, Memories, and New Years

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.

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John Curtas & Me!
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Spotlight on John Curtas

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?

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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A Loaf of Wine, a Jug of Bread, and Presto!

Will I rise to the top to be one of the final (fill in the single-digit number), or will I get stuck like day-old caramel in a cheap saucepan?

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