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When the Wine You Hate is the Wine You Love

I remember enjoying it because it came out of a bottle that had a cork and wasn’t cloyingly sweet. It was a real wine, and I never drank the Strawberry Hill again.

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Drugstore Wine, Screwcap Corkscrew, Chinese Merlot

There were no smiles, just puzzled, furrowed brows. Except for mine, of course. I had a barely-contained evil grin.

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Pinirvana (That’s Pinot Nirvana)

The finish was exquisite, lengthy, and sensual, which gave me a “I’ll have what’s she’s having” moment which the men around me immediately noticed.

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Big Dog’s Food and Beer Pairing Tapping Party

If you come into this bar to cheer for the other team, you do so at your own peril.

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California Pizza Kitchen – Good Food, Good Wine, Good Cause

It’s a stick of butter disguised as a cake. It’s so good. So rich. I felt my thighs fluff and my arteries harden from just one bite.

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Marche Bacchus – Ideal Alternative to The Strip

My friend John Curtas of Eating Las Vegas fame told me in my early Vegas Wineaux blogging career, “don’t review a restaurant after only one visit.” Well, he’s a genuine restaurant critic with years of experience, and except for the occasional stellar or stinky incident, I have taken his advice to heart.

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New Vista Beer Festival: A Wineaux in Beerland (Part 3)

So the overall review of the beers is a positive one. The lagers were novice-friendly, the ales, porters, and stouts (what few there were) were complex and mouthfilling. The IPAs ranged from gently hoppy to “Dude, where’s my tongue?”

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New Vista Beer Festival: A Wineaux in Beerland (Part 2)

The finish was pleasantly bitter, hinting of Meyer lemon and coffee. Delicious. And did a fairly good job of slapping my palate around a bit.

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Embers in Summerlin – Brunch Notes

According to the reviews a là Groupon, this is an outstanding restaurant – “The Best Restaurant in Summerlin” it said.

Okay. I’ll bite.

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New Vista Beer Festival: A Wineaux in Beerland (Part 1)

Someone had said that they had really good food and were a “microbrewery” with “hand-crafted beers.” Whatever that was.

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Atascadero Wine Trail

If they make it rich, then kudos. If they don’t, I can imagine that they would continue to make wine until the very end.

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Grocery Stores & Box Wines – Part 2

I will write more on box wines after the Vegas Wineaux Wine Club box wine tasting next month. (insert evil gleeful cackle here)

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