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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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Spring in Paso – Visiting Friends, Old and New

When I visited Paso that first time, it was like meeting “The One,” you know what I mean?

Are Paso Robles Zins Ageable? A Vertical Tasting Tells the Tale

Just to be clear, the Zins were red, not the “White” Zins so common in the supermarkets. In general, "White Zinfandel" is simply a Rosé that has not been fermented to dryness.
Merlot grapes on the vine (Wikipedia)

After the House, the Search for the Perfect Merlot

Personally, I have a hard time with Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec because they are real bruisers. Unless, of course, there's a candlelit, air-conditioned romantic dinner involved...
2011 Dourthe Sauvignon Blanc - Bordeaux

Daily Drinkers: 2011 Dourthe La Grand Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc

Drinking this wine and imagining oysters made me think of a Hemingway quote from A Moveable Feast: As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture...
Sunset Silhouette at Daou

2014 Wine Bloggers Conference – Paso Robles Excursion

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.

I’m a New CWAS. One Down…

It's not unusual to do an overnight road trip to a "Wine Country" and back over the course of a weekend. Yes, it's so close that even a tourist to Las Vegas could take a couple of days to visit Wine Country. How great is that?

Wine Heaven – An Evening in Bordeaux

Forty-eight Bordeaux Châteaux brought their newly-released 2011 vintage wines, and was I in heaven or what.
Paso Robles Cab Collective

Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) Wine Trail

They have come together to show that Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is now a force in the wine world, and they are going to be its evangelists.

My First Eddie! – 2002 Robert Young Vineyards Scion

As many of you know, I 86'd George Clooney a couple of months ago in favor of new hotness, Eduardo Verástegui, who brought out my inner Dirty Old Lady. In which I revel.