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2007 Wind Gap Nebbiolo – Can Cali Finally Compete?

Could Nebbiolo be my secret affair wine? Am I cheating on Pinot Noir?

Is Las Vegas Losing Her NYE Mojo? We’re Number FIVE?!? WTF!

By the way, the least expensive place to spend NYE on a budget is Gilbert, AZ. I know. Me neither.

AB is Back! Reloaded! And it’s Good…

One of the things that he brought out was that ingredients that weren’t available then are now freely available in many markets. Gochujang, anyone?

And Now for the Hard Part – Farewell to a Friend

I've received phone calls and emails from people wondering who/what I was talking about when I penned the post, A Vegas Wineaux Loss.

DTH* – My New Muse Wine, 2017 Justin Rosé

I often get confused looks when I ask my friends what do they do with leftover wine. Apparently, that’s a foreign concept.

2007 Wind Gap Nebbiolo – Can Cali Finally Compete?

Could Nebbiolo be my secret affair wine? Am I cheating on Pinot Noir?

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part eight)

Along the way we were serenaded by the grunts of hippos in the water, the trumpets of elephants on shore, and the toots of Egyptian geese flying overhead.

Scott Harvey Vertical Tasting

The Monday night Somm Study Group did a Vertical tasting on 2007, 2008 & 2009 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zinfandel Reserve

J. Lohr Wine Dinner – Marché Bacchus

When I saw the flyer for a J. Lohr wine dinner at Marché Bacchus for just a little over $100, I jumped at the opportunity. Budget be damned.

An Impromptu Rosé Wine Tasting

Rosé has become so common during the warm weather we sometimes lose track of what we have had, what we have liked or disliked.

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part eight)

Along the way we were serenaded by the grunts of hippos in the water, the trumpets of elephants on shore, and the toots of Egyptian geese flying overhead.

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part Seven – Safari Week)

The wine country surrounding Cape Town would be for me; the safari in Sabi Sands would be for her; Victoria Falls in Zambia would be for us.

NEVADA Bourbon! ‘Murica!

It's always a surprise for people to learn that Bourbon is America's Whiskey, not just Kentucky's

Back Home in Rhode Island – the Restaurants!

I'm originally from Rhode Island, so every summer I head back home for a visit. This year as with every year, I was not disappointed.

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DTH* – My New Muse Wine, 2017 Justin Rosé

I often get confused looks when I ask my friends what do they do with leftover wine. Apparently, that’s a foreign concept.

2007 Wind Gap Nebbiolo – Can Cali Finally Compete?

Could Nebbiolo be my secret affair wine? Am I cheating on Pinot Noir?

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part eight)

Along the way we were serenaded by the grunts of hippos in the water, the trumpets of elephants on shore, and the toots of Egyptian geese flying overhead.

Finally! But Wait! There’s More!

Naturally, as long as there are events in Vegas, I'm going to try my darnedest to get to them!

Scott Harvey Vertical Tasting

The Monday night Somm Study Group did a Vertical tasting on 2007, 2008 & 2009 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zinfandel Reserve

Ack! We Interrupt this Program Due to Technical…

I'm expecting my new computer to arrive late this week, and hope to have everything set up no later than Friday night.
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