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End of the world or what?

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

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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!

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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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Sin! Debauchery! Dust! Wine!

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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.
2010 Hug el Magnifico

Two Hugs and a Squash

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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

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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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Following Zach

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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!

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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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2010 Hug Cellars Cedar Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir

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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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Snarling at Snooth Over Zin!

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I'm a Paso Robles Zinfandel fan, and I grabbed some popcorn as I prepared gleefully for the carnage. Paso Zins were going to kick some serious Napa butt, right? But as I read through the article - with horror, I might add - that was not to be. Not because Paso Zins were bad. They just weren't invited to the party.