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Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Strong

2017 – Wine, Home, Plans, #VegasStrong

I read tweets and FaceBook inquiries from worried friends asking if I was "okay." Okay from what? I turned on the TV and was unprepared for the horror.

Are Paso Robles Zins Ageable? A Vertical Tasting Tells the Tale

Just to be clear, the Zins were red, not the “White” Zins so common in the supermarkets. In general, "White Zinfandel" is simply a Rosé that has not been fermented to dryness.
Trader Joe's Chardonnay Tasting with Justin

Trader Joe’s vs “Real Wine” Tho’down. And the Winner is…

We’d have a blind taste-off with wines that we brought from our own cellars (wine coolers, actually. This is Vegas. There are no cellars.)
Barrelhouse on left, Cooper & Thief on the right

Bourbon-aged Wine: Taming My Inner Wine Snob

It is delicious and despite its heat, it’s very easy to drink before it becomes necessary to take an unscheduled nap. Don't ask.

Southern Oregon Wine Country – OMG

After all, visiting every winery in the SLO AVA means needing a vehicle with great gas mileage and off-road tires. Jeep Prius, anyone?
Merlot grapes on the vine (Wikipedia)

After the House, the Search for the Perfect Merlot

Personally, I have a hard time with Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec because they are real bruisers. Unless, of course, there's a candlelit, air-conditioned romantic dinner involved...

Spring Wine and Staycation!

The first seminar I attended was all about Pinot Noir. There were ten for us to taste and it was hosted by two Master Sommeliers and the winemakers. Was I in heaven or what.
The Zin Lineup

The Zen of Zin – America’s Wine or Not?

I looked at the large tumbler filled with ice cubes and White Zinfandel fresh out of the box. It was topped with a colorful bendy straw. I sighed. Surely there had to be more to wine than this.
Lots of flavors!

Jelly Belly® and Wine – What?!?

I can pretty much vouch that even the most passionate of NZ Sauv Blanc winemakers avoid the addition of cat pee into their wines.

Wine, HGTV, Fixer Upper, and Me

And then for some reason, tiny insects decided that they just had to commit suicide on my freshly painted doors. Besides tweezing their little carcasses from the paint, there was even more razoring, sanding and repainting!