Reviews of Everything

More Olive Oils
You have probably noticed - if you're a Twitter follower, that is - that I have posted a few popcorn and Chardonnay movie snacks over the course of the last couple of weeks or so. Now that may or may not make much sense to you, but if you think about it it really does add up. It began when...

If this book is ever made into a movie, Chile’s tourism department will be swamped with Americans who will want to go on the new Chilean wine trail.

Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir
Like many of the other wineries in the Ghetto, his vineyards are located in what can arguably be termed the middle of nowhere.

The Day Job
I spent a lot of days doing little at home other than vegging on my recliner, drinking copious amounts of water (we had an incredible heat wave and I touched little other than water and juice), and watching TV. The good life.

I met with Mitch Bakich, a handlebar-mustachioed young man who is the Managing Evangelist of Donati. I was able to taste through all of their available wines and despite the screaming shrieks and agonized protests of the Budget™, walked out with at least half a case.

So what do you do when you've had the opportunity to visit one of the best restaurants in Vegas and do a review, but you're with your main squeeze? You punt.

The Mirage, Las Vegas
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.

Cork oak trunk section
If the customer perceives the cork as being cheap (as in synthetic corks and screwcaps), then the perception will be that the wine is cheap, too.

Boxes of local wines
The largest winery in Paso Robles isn't one of the massive wineries such as DAOU, Tooth & Nail, or even Villa San-Juliette. It's not even a winery, at least not technically.

View from Ridge Winery
He single-handedly - along with the finest palates in France - brought California wine to the world's consciousness, thereby giving credibility to New World wines overall. Let's just say that it wasn't a happy moment for the finest palates in France.

Chardonnay Grapes Close Up
Carol and her friends lived a golf course community lifestyle, and I already knew there’d be no Two-Buck Chuck Chardonnay anywhere.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Just how many times am I going to review this wine?!?