Why Wine?

My first “good” Pinot – which occurred before the movie Sideways, by the way – was an epiphany. The color that gleamed with translucent ruby, purple, and flashes of garnet, the nose that danced with roses, cranberries, strawberries, smoke, and cherries, and the experience of pure silk on the palate and a luscious, long, exquisite finish, pretty much ruined me for any other wine. While I can’t remember the wine maker, I do remember the experience.

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MGM Marches On – Screw Y’All

My recommendation? There are lots of other properties in town that don’t charge for parking because they already know and appreciate that you’re supporting their businesses by paying for rooms, gaming, shows, events, food, shopping, and more. MGM just wants a pound more flesh.

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A Week of Sous Vide and Wine

When chicken is cooked this way, it doesn’t just “taste like chicken.” This chicken has flavor, depth, and complexity, and no other foods that allegedly taste like chicken can possibly taste like *this* chicken.

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2012 Troon Old Vine Meritage – What is Meritage?

While there are individual bad wines out there – and goodness knows I’ve sampled my fair share of vinous dreck – modern technology, coupled with the love and passion of the wine grower and wine maker, ensure that in whatever world we prefer, the wines are going to be good.

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A Father’s Grief

You all know – even if not personally – the man I lovingly call The Wineaux Guy™. The last few weeks have been incomprehensibly difficult for us.

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A Week of Sous Vide and Wine

When chicken is cooked this way, it doesn’t just “taste like chicken.” This chicken has flavor, depth, and complexity, and no other foods that allegedly taste like chicken can possibly taste like *this* chicken.

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In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.
-Ernest Hemingway

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