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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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“Deerly” Loved Wine! Hug Pinot Noir

I dunno. Something about “Hug” and “Deer” just seemed to fit. But I digress.

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Snarling at Snooth Over Zin!

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.

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Beyond Meat Loaf – the World in My Kitchen

It’s an almost otherwordly experience to walk into an Asian supermarket and be greeted with Christmas carols sung in Chinese.

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Old Vegas, the Trop, UnWine, and Me

I had learned about the wine event through Vegas4Locals, a company that keeps us locals up to date on events going on in town. I’m always looking for wine stuff, so this was a treat. At $25, the price was more than reasonable, especially for a Strip property. As soon as I strolled into the pool area, I knew I’d done the right thing. The venue was gorgeous.

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Drinkin’ Smoke – 2005 Abiouness Pinot Noir

The first two bottles were great, don’t get me wrong. This one (time to rest? bottle variation? planet alignment? full moon? sun spots?) was absolutely outstanding, and I stretched that bottle out over two nights. It lost almost nothing the second evening.

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White Zin in South Africa. Argh.

What’s interesting – at least to my eyes and is the complete antithesis of American White Zin producers – they are using a green bottle and though I’ve only been able to look at it in pictures, the wine actually looks, well, *white*!

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Vegas Wineaux Meets Trader Joe’s!

The Trader Joe’s tasting was quite an eye-opener for many of us who tend to have more, um, *polished* palates than the average person. Okay, I’ll just say it. We’re wine snobs.

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2007 Kiamie White Kuvee – Yum!

The 2007 Kiamie White Kuvée is a serious wine in spite of the kitschy spelling of cuvée. A blend of 65% Viognier and 35% Rousanne, it has seen oak, but unlike many Viognier and Viognier blends, it is most definitely not a Napa Chard wannabe.

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Zin Fest Updates – Coming!

The Wineaux Guy and I did some reviews of Zinfandels and other wines while there, and we did one-minute commentaries on the various Zins that we tasted at the Grand Tasting. But the most memorable part of this is the hat.

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America Doesn’t Monkey Around with Wine

While gophers, squirrels, deer, and rabbits are the vermin that American grape growers have to deal with – they’ve never had to deal with baboons!

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