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Vegas Uncork’d Grand Tasting

It would be undignified to roll around on the pool deck because one may have eaten just a bit too much.

Reviews

Vailia From, Desparada owner and winemaker

2017 Desparada Fragment Sauvignon Blanc – Again

This wine is more than just a "pop and pour" Sauvignon Blanc. It is sensual, luxurious, fragrant, and very delicious.
Table Mountain

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine!

Before you jump to conclusions, no, I'm not (re)married! This post is by my friend and today's guest author, Andras. He recently remarried and he and his new wife honeymooned in the wine country of South Africa around Cape Town.

Wine Spectator Grand Tour Las Vegas! And an Oops.

The concept of the Wine Spectator Grand Tour is pretty simple: showcase over 240 90+ point wines to ravening oenophiles. Period.
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Rhône Blend Redefined – It’s “Everything”!

The addition of the Bordeaux varietals makes this wine an unusual one that is a perfect match to the American palate.

Food Nooz

Iron Chef Gauntlet Season 2

Iron Chef America – the Latest Rants and Reviews!

In the history of ICA, that had to be the most idiotic, stupid, brainless, ludicrous idea that anyone could have thought of.

Vegas Uncork’d Grand Tasting

It would be undignified to roll around on the pool deck because one may have eaten just a bit too much.
Hells Kitchen Las Vegas

Red Kitchen. Blue Kitchen. Hell’s Kitchen!

Reservations to the hottest new restaurant in Vegas has been as rare as dentition in Gallus gallus domesticus (hen’s teeth).

Rants!

Iron Chef Gauntlet Season 2

Iron Chef America – the Latest Rants and Reviews!

In the history of ICA, that had to be the most idiotic, stupid, brainless, ludicrous idea that anyone could have thought of.

It Stinks! No Matter How Good it Smells!

Except when someone decides to pollute my wine experience with their cologne. I mean really people.
On the descent into Medford

Southern Oregon Wine Country – the Trip

People get off and on the bus at the various stops from the Strip to Downtown, and any number of them are worthy of a Night Court episode.

Lifestyle News and More

Vailia From, Desparada owner and winemaker

2017 Desparada Fragment Sauvignon Blanc – Again

This wine is more than just a "pop and pour" Sauvignon Blanc. It is sensual, luxurious, fragrant, and very delicious.
Table Mountain

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine!

Before you jump to conclusions, no, I'm not (re)married! This post is by my friend and today's guest author, Andras. He recently remarried and he and his new wife honeymooned in the wine country of South Africa around Cape Town.
Tim Ortman and Fred Dame

The Circuitous Path from Network News to Fine Wine

My young journalistic roots had grown intertwined with a budding love of wine. It would be a long and fruitful evolution that would last a lifetime.

Vegas Weather

Las Vegas, US
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Miscellaneous and More

Jonata logo

Rhône Blend Redefined – It’s “Everything”!

The addition of the Bordeaux varietals makes this wine an unusual one that is a perfect match to the American palate.
Wine Spectator Grand Tour

Wine Spectator Grand Tour! But First…

There are 244 wines, all rated 90 points and better, available for tasting. I've already burned a candle for my liver.
Parrish Family Art

Focus on Paso Robles – Parrish Family Vineyard

Surprisingly smooth and velvety for a Petite Sirah, it was deep, dark, and brooding, and didn’t do our teeth any favors.

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