Monday, November 20, 2017

MGM Marches On – Screw Y’All

My recommendation? There are lots of other properties in town that don't charge for parking because they already know and appreciate that you're supporting their businesses by paying for rooms, gaming, shows, events, food, shopping, and more. MGM just wants a pound more flesh.
Pahrump Grape Stomp Barrels

Pahrump Valley Winery – The Grape Stomp that Didn’t Happen!

Bill came back into the winery, did the classic cut across the throat, and said “Everything is canceled!" Apparently they have this thing about valued customers getting skewered by lightning bolts.

A Day in Pahrump: My Visit to PVW

I came away with a new appreciation and excitement for the possibilities in Nevada. To be clear, we will never, ever be another California. It's not because we don't have the ability or the climate, but when over 80% of the state is in federal hands, that puts huge limitations on acreage alone.
The Mirage, Las Vegas

The Mirage Hotel and Casino – A Rant

It doesn't seem too much to ask for clean sheets without holes, a fridge that I can use, room TV service that's dependable, and stable Internet. Either that or cut the price of a stay. I can get better service (fridge and all) at any Courtyard, and at a far lower cost.

Paso Robles Wine Festival – The Day!

I had an embarrassingly large meal at the Brat Stop (where two insane people are the proprietors), but it helped me to continue to observe and photograph the event without having to worry about the drunken staggering factor.

The Nevada Senate, Winery Law & Me – I Have No...

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.”

Nevada Winery Law: From Whoopee to WTF in 3.5 Seconds

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

From Chilean Petit Sirah to French Whisky – An Afternoon Tasting...

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.
UNR Vineyards

(Good) Nevada Wines from Nevada Grapes. Yeah. Really.

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.

Visiting Southern Nevada Wine Country

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