“Speaking” of the Central Coast – Industrial EATS

Industrial Eats Deli top - extras to purchase
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.

How I Get Great Photos! Ztylus Case for My iPhone 6s!

Smartphones may very well be the new Nikons. Or if you have an iPhone 6s Plus like I do, even Hasselblads! (inside photographer joke).

The Intern – Movie with Wine. ish.

While there is an eyebrow-raising scene or two with Mr. De Niro and Rene Russo in this movie, there’s nothing that sets him up as a romantic lead. He’s too sweet, nice, and cheek-pinchable.

Big Horn Olive Oil Company – EVOO & Budget Clash

More Olive Oils
The flavors are amazing; they have small tasting cups that you can use to sample. That's how I ended up spending so much money. It's a plot.

Sideways 3, Chile

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.

2010 Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir – Jewelry in a Glass

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.

Bottle Shock – Not the Movie!

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.

The Anomaly of Donati Family Vineyard

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.

An Evening at Jaleo

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 Hotel and Casino – A Rant

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.

Why We’re 100% Cork – St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma

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.

Paso Robles Wine Festival – Largest Winery-ish

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.