MGM Grand Lion at front entrance

The MGM Hates Locals – How Their New Parking Fee Plans Give Us the...

By making a last grasp into the pockets of those who keep them in business, they have shown that the customer experience is secondary to their gluttony.
Petits-fours

Petit Fours & Grandmom, Movies & Critics, Food & Life

Among her other jobs, she was a caterer in the deep South yet had never attended any kind of culinary school. Culinary schools were not available for daughters of ex-slaves in the Deep South in the middle of the 20th century.
Beef Tongue Taco de Lengua

Oh Yes, YES! I LOVE Tongue!!

Great. I have your attention. Now. Back away from the gutter.

Terminal Wine

But, as you can probably guess, after a weekend with the grandkids where I did not drink much, I looked forward to having this at home with my feet up and the TV going. Perfect.
Betony Faustin, Abbey Creek

The Color of Wine – 2016

Don't get me wrong; my day-to-day interactions with folks in the wine trade have been terrific and I *feel* the respect once we get started talking about/tasting/studying wine. They know I know my shit and that I'm open to learning when I don't.

Typicity, Tasting, Hemingway, and Scrooge

When the wine does not have the characteristics that you have come to expect from that varietal then there truly is a Great Disturbance in the Force.
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carolvideo

Happy Holidays!

Have a very Happy Christmahanakwanzika and Festivus for the rest of us!

Robert Parker, Wine, and Menopause

So why is it that the overwhelming majority of official wine tasters and critics are men? It's not because they're better at the sniffing or tasting. It's because they have better memories. And because they don’t go through menopause.
Freemark Abbey and Tasting Bag

The Death of (A) Freemark Abbey Merlot

You know those movies that have the slow-motion scenes when something horrible is about to happen?

A Toast to Cork!

Every time I find a video about cork, I will post it. This was a news report from last year, and somehow I missed it!
2012 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

2012 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

Because I'm a lunatic, I've decided to pursue several wine certifications. Why? Because I want to know as much as possible and share what...

Wine Tasting at Harley-Davidson

The bikes were awesome although I admit to being a motorcycle coward.