My flight of Pinot Noir at the Rio
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I’m Not a “Stripper” – An Afternoon at The Wine Cellar

The official name of the Strip, by the way, is Las Vegas Blvd. And I’m not a “Stripper.” Get it?

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We Didn’t Die!! And Earth’s Still Here. Whew.

I’m just glad I didn’t take a vacation day off in order to assume a fetal position, drink something expensive, and await the final foretold cataclysm. What a waste that would have been!

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Christmas, Father Time, Caesar’s Buffet, and Fubar

While I did not rant (you would have been soooo proud of me!), I did point out that this minuscule bottle of White Zin is not the same thing as a Rosé from the Loire, even if they are the same color.

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End-of-the-World Wine – What Are You Drinking?

Well, now that the end of the world is nigh, I figured that I may as well find something that’s worth drinking while the Earth is exploding (or we’re being invaded by aliens, Zombies have attacked, the waters have flooded the desert, blah blah blah. Or whatever).

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Onward and Upward!

The first problem that I had to address was my singular, well-known ability to get lost in a small room. I call it being directionally challenged. The Wineaux Guy™ calls it hopeless.

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2002 Provenance Merlot
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Sin! Debauchery! Dust! Wine!

Now that I have your attention, I just wanted to share a little about the amazing weekend I spent with The Wineaux Guy™ and talk about some of the fabulous wines we had.

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Two Hugs and a Squash

The Wineaux Guy™ has an amazing palate, although he’s very reticent about talking about it. He actually talked his way through the tastings and because he was so right on, I really didn’t have any reason to alter our assessments. He’s really good!

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I Miss Pinotage

In fact, I’m pretty sure I hogged the bottle, but there’s no truth to the rumor that I sat in a corner just swigging away. Really.

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Zach with one of the performers at the Venetian
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Following Zach

Zach is my oldest son, and he was born a Wineaux. Erena, my daughter, likes wine, but is busy running after two children and doesn’t yet have the luxury of enjoying a glass of really fine wine on a regular basis. My youngest son, Matt, likes beer. {{{sigh}}}

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National Wine Day!

So this short little post is to tell you to pop a cork on something expensive, red, and delicious, and then on Monday, say a prayer for those willing run into harm’s way to protect us.

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86-ing George Clooney – My New Standard of Wine Excellence

He’s said to be very courteous, very open to his fans, and an all-around nice guy. And hot. Definitely hot. For a while he had a girlfriend from Vegas. It wasn’t me.

Dammit.

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2010 Hug Cellars Cedar Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir

It’s Saturday night, and I’ve spent the last several hours visiting my mother in the hospital (she’s doing fine, by the way. Flirting with the young single male help. She’s 90 and disappointed that they won’t flirt back), and talking to the Wineaux Guy.

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