Sunset Silhouette at Daou
My Pentax DSLR's meeting the concrete a little too up close and personal last year was, let's just say, not good for its picture-taking health.

This is "as is" with no corrections, and once again, I apologize for any typos and any gibberish.

Fun from the Wine Bloggers Conference! Let's see how this works!

Vino Farms of Lodi - Pinot Gris grapes
Ordinarily, Pinot Gris is made into a white wine. A Pinot Gris Rosé is a different beast altogether.

However, there are a couple of white varietals that give me fits because I find that I'm always comparing them to their French counterparts.

I know this is hard to believe, but I reviewed another white wine under screwcap. No, I haven't lost my mind. Arguable, arguable. I got it.

It was comfortable enough in the shade, but the shade was rapidly retreating. Fortunately, it's a dry heat. Not unlike a blowtorch.

Trader Joe's 2010 Petite Reserve Napa Valley Merlot
I would love to be able to enjoy the 98+ point wines, but no wine shops have layaway.

Bradelina's Wine
Whether you're visiting San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, the OC, or San Diego, there's always something to dazzle the eyes and to spark the romantic imagination.

Now this combination is the essence of food and wine. This why people over millennia have embraced the combination where each one complements and lifts the other, making the whole far greater than the two individual parts. Kinda like 50+50=150.

Hug Cellars 2010 Starr Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Unfortunately, that means that sometimes I miss on stocking up on wines that once opened, may not be replaceable. Like this one. Oh well.

There was much spitting and dumping which broke my heart. Okay, so I did more dumping since I'm still uncertain about spitting in public. The dribble issue, you see.