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New Feature: Daily Drinkers

My search has taken me to several go-to favorites including Costco, Trader Joe’s, Fresh and Easy, and even – shock! – Whole Foods. (Motto: Why Pay Less?)

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Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 – Speed Blogging 2

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

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2003 Barolo
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A Cheeky Barolo Pairing

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.

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2004 Robert Young Estates Scion-Sonoma vs. Napa

Since my years of spring chickenhood are far behind me, I decided to cap the “aging” time frame at about ten years. Seems reasonable.

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Part Three – Kissing Frogs, Finding Princes

When you’re studying for such a career, “likes” and “dislikes” in wine become irrelevant.

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Part Two – Wine + Me = Marriage Made in Heaven

“Oh!” said a friend of mine with whom I’d shared my decision, “you’re going to become a sommelier!” Well, maybe. It’s on the list. This is where my OCD kicks in. It’s what I call my “While I’m At It” plan.

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Readin’, Writin’ & the World of Wine – A Tale in Three Parts

This isn’t a just-for-fun extension class where friends and I gather to learn about wine in a more-or-less social setting, but a real, read-100-pages-study-till-your-eyes-bleed-stress-over-midterms-and-finals college class.

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Villa San-Juliette
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The Estates – VSJ – So You Think You Can Drink!

While I walked out of VSJ without joining the club, that was by the thinnest of margins and utilizing a willpower I didn’t know I had.

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New Adventure & Podcasts

What I mean by “easy” is I can say more stuff than I can write. At least I can say more stuff that people may actually listen to than they will read. In theory, that is.

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2004 Villicana Cabernet Sauvignon
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Tale of the Hat and Old Wine

Alex gave me a look and said, “You lost him?!? With THAT hat?!?” And it’s been an ongoing inside chuckle ever since!

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Fruit that tastes like wine
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Honing Your Wine Chops with Summer Fruits

I’ve also discovered that dried pink grapefruit peel (recipe experiment) has the fragrance of “cat pee” which I find so appealing (no pun intended) in Sauv Blanc.

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I Interrupt this Heat Wave – for the Beach!

July, in my opinion, is the convection oven of the Las Vegas year. It’s not Chamber-of-Commerce-poster-child time here in Sin City.

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