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Tasting Sauvignon Blanc and Rosè

Sometimes You Just Want to Drink Wine – Tasting Notes

There was jasmine, gooseberry, lime, a scent of grassy herbaceousness, and a noticeable absence of “cat pee.”
Cups of Tartare!

Educational Taste of Excellence – Wine for a Cause

I try to do this every year as long as my schedule has me in town, because if I'm in town, I'm there!

Becoming a “Wine Expert.” It Ain’t Easy.

Remember maps? Those were the big paper things you consulted before the days of “Hey Siri, give me the directions to Walmart.”
Love the Wine You're With

Love the Wine You’re With

These containers are reconfigured into shops, bars, restaurants, and even a wedding chapel.
Two wines

Photo (and Video) Story – Learning Sommelier Stuff

Nearly all of us are looking forward to having a career in wine, whether it’s being a floor sommelier, winery owner, or a writer and educator. The latter would be me.
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?
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