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‘Bye to a New Friend – A Southern Oregon Story

I brought the last of it home and made a tasting video about the experience only to discover that I had an issue with the microphone. Dammit.

Reviews
Reviews

Barrelhouse on left, Cooper & Thief on the right

Bourbon-aged Wine: Taming My Inner Wine Snob

It is delicious and despite its heat, it’s very easy to drink before it becomes necessary to take an unscheduled nap. Don't ask.
From the Trium website

‘Bye to a New Friend – A Southern Oregon Story

I brought the last of it home and made a tasting video about the experience only to discover that I had an issue with the microphone. Dammit.

Wineries, Coastish to Coast

You know Maine, the land of pine needles, lobsters, clams, and rocky beaches? But wine?!?

Southern Oregon Wine Country – OMG

After all, visiting every winery in the SLO AVA means needing a vehicle with great gas mileage and off-road tires. Jeep Prius, anyone?

Food Nooz
Food Nooz

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.

Spring Wine and Staycation!

The first seminar I attended was all about Pinot Noir. There were ten for us to taste and it was hosted by two Master Sommeliers and the winemakers. Was I in heaven or what.

Rant Rant Rant Rant. My Opinion. And I Share It.

I will admit that some Napa Chards have exceeded the idea of balance in favor of the overdone ("What was that vintage? 2006 Louisville Slugger? Yum!") With that being said, I'd rather have an overoaked Chard than one that tastes like lemonade laced with pineapple juice. I want WINE, not a melted popsicle.

Rants!
Rants!

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Inside the Aria

Vegas Strip Casino Parking “Fees” – How to Alienate and Anger Your Customer Base

“We come here to go to shows, spend money at the restaurants, spend a lot on rooms and at the tables, and tip well. This feels like extortion.” They “used” to like coming to Vegas.
Red Rock Casino in Summerlin

MGM, Parking, and Delusion. Again. Snarl.

We – the locals – were spared having to pay the fees until December 29, when, according to the thought processes of the MGM Illuminati, locals would pay, too, therefore increasing their revenues by – get this! – millions. Hahahaha! Delusional!
Pinot Noir Grapes

Vertical: Passion and Pinot on the Oregon Wine Trail – the Review (Rant)

I, for one, went from "annoyed" to pissed. I don't know who did the editing/abridging, but I'd bet my firstborn that it wasn't Rex Pickett. Sorry, Zach! That was figurative.

Lifestyle News and More
Lifestyle & More

Barrelhouse on left, Cooper & Thief on the right

Bourbon-aged Wine: Taming My Inner Wine Snob

It is delicious and despite its heat, it’s very easy to drink before it becomes necessary to take an unscheduled nap. Don't ask.
From the Trium website

‘Bye to a New Friend – A Southern Oregon Story

I brought the last of it home and made a tasting video about the experience only to discover that I had an issue with the microphone. Dammit.

Wineries, Coastish to Coast

You know Maine, the land of pine needles, lobsters, clams, and rocky beaches? But wine?!?
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Miscellaneous and More
Misc. & More

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.

The Potlikker Papers – Time Machine to the Past…with a Fork

Closing Note: Despite the memories, there are several reasons why I’d never move to the South, and none of them have to do with racial politics. Too many mosquitoes, a paucity of wine growing, and an abundance of humidity, hurricanes, and tornadoes. No bueno.
Natural Cork Forest

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

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.

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