Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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The Day Job

Bottle Shock – Not the Movie!

I spent a lot of days doing little at home other than vegging on my recliner, drinking copious amounts of water (we had an incredible heat wave and I touched little other than water and juice), and watching TV. The good life.

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?)
2012 Cotes du Paso Robles

Tasting Notes: 2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc

Until these last few bottles, this had been one of my go-to "daily drinkers," one of those wines you pop, pour, and don't need to ponder over.

Growing Up and New Changes

I hope to be able to unveil the new look on August 31, leaving the Labor Day morning for tweaking and then barbecuing later. Of course!

Today’s Tasting Note: 2013 Verdeo from Torres

Yum! Okay, let me elaborate. As you may have noticed, I've been reviewing quite a few white wines (for me) this summer.

Today’s Tasting Note: Pinot Noir and Zinfandel

I didn't realize when I purchased the 2011 Plungerhead Zin a few weeks ago that it was made by The Other Guys, whose mission, it seems, is to make good wines at everyman prices.

Speed Blogging! Reviewing Whites

Fun from the Wine Bloggers Conference! Let's see how this works!
Trader Joe's 2010 Petite Reserve Napa Valley Merlot

Trader Joe’s, Pine Ridge, and Learning Your Own Palate

I would love to be able to enjoy the 98+ point wines, but no wine shops have layaway.
Hug Cellars 2010 Starr Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Hug Cellars Cabernet. Boom.

Unfortunately, that means that sometimes I miss on stocking up on wines that once opened, may not be replaceable. Like this one. Oh well.

2011 Calera Chardonnay – Mt. Harlan Vineyard

While the visit to Caesar's was pretty horrific - in fact, I haven't returned - the one jewel was the glass of Calera Pinot Noir which was presented to me to make up for all of the Wine Fubars they had committed.