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Zinfandel_grapes

I Love Talking About My First Time

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Jocularity and minds-in-the-gutter snickering aside, I want to talk about my first time with specific types and varietals of wines and the impact that they made on my wine-loving experience.
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Pinot Noir International!

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It had a distinctly candy-ish artificial taste on the palate and the finish was nonexistent. Thank goodness. I certainly didn't want to have that lingering in my mouth!
Podcasts

New Adventure & Podcasts

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What I mean by "easy" is I can say more stuff than I can write. At least I can say more stuff that people may actually listen to than they will read. In theory, that is.
Wineaux Guy at the Festival

Paso Robles Wine Festival!

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We were having such a good time - and The Wineaux Guy™ was a magnet with his huge hat - that the next thing we knew, we were being escorted out at the end of the event. What!? How did that happen!?
VSJ Estate

The Road to Hell...

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That being said, I was going to go to at least four to five wineries/olive oil producers each day, take lots of pictures, and document everything carefully and thoroughly. Well, two out of three ain't bad.
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The White and The Pink

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It seemed like every American-made Viognier was a wannabe Chardonnay - kept in so much oak that the floral aroma that makes it so distinctive was lost in a sea of butter. Until recently.
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First Paso Post!

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The Wineaux Guy thankfully talked me off the precipice, insisting that 5:00 a.m. was not "late." Ok. He had a point.
Wine Trails of the Central Coast

What's Coming Soon!

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Of course, there are some wines that are made to be horrific on purpose, and I don't mind slamming them. With enthusiasm.