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Life Lessons from the Snake Rock

And now, I fully understand the importance of preserving culture and honoring the connection between an artifact and a people’s heritage.

Updates! Let’s Start with 2020. Part 2.

Ah. 2020. Can I use the word “shitshow” on my own site? Well, I am. In March, I had packed up all of my (paid for) vacation stuff, reserved a wonderful house in...

Updates! Let’s Start with 2020. Part 1

Yes, I've been away for a while. That said, I published a couple of posts in 2020 and I don't know what happened to them. The most important one is the news that...

2016 Hug Cellars Pinot Noir – The Best This Year

Now that I've sipped a glass or two of this lovely Pinot, excuse me while I get a towel and a cigarette. Yeah. It's that good.

So. Where Ya Been?

So what's going on now in my life? In a word, reboot. Reset. You know it feels when you've had a great nap and wake up refreshed? Yeah. That.

Tin City Block Party, Part One – Before the Party

Who knew that you'd have to have an appointment to interview some wineries on BLOCK PARTY WEEKEND?! Sheesh!

Guest Authors

Wine in the Time of Quarantine[1]

What part of 2020 saw “the best of times… the age of wisdom,” or “a spring of hope?” 

Life Lessons from the Snake Rock

And now, I fully understand the importance of preserving culture and honoring the connection between an artifact and a people’s heritage.

A Weekend in Napa – A Phoenix Rises!

Michael invited me to join them at the winery for their 2016 vintage release party.

In Search of English Wines

I have been to the UK on many occasions, and I even lived there for a while.  However, I realized that I had never had an English wine.

Vegas!

Wine

Let’s Talk Dune 2021

Before I even begin, I have to say that Timothée Chalamet is the closest to my mind’s version of Paul Atreides.

Interruption

Uncle Leroy (retired military) survived Covid-19, but other pre-existing and older health conditions finally took their toll.

Central Coast 2021 – Let’s Get Random!

And we finished up in Pismo Beach (PISMO BEACH!!!!) at the Cracked Crab.

Wine in the Time of Quarantine[1]

What part of 2020 saw “the best of times… the age of wisdom,” or “a spring of hope?” 

Reading, Writing, and Wine

I decided to write my first book about stuff I know, which, along with Vegas and California being my base locations, included wine and food. Because SB and loin chops ain't a thing.

Central Coast, Paso Robles, and More!

I remember one day tasting about 65 wines. Yes. Tasting. Not drinking. And my budget died. What can I say? The wines were spectacular, and I simply had to have them!

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