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Circa 2020. Ready to Wow DTLV*

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the progress of Circa 2020 and will report any news that comes our way.

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.

My 2018 Journey – A Personal List

This year I plan to wine more, read more, study more, travel more, and enjoy more. Mostly wine more.

The Holidays and Friends

To all of our friends - be safe and blessed this holiday season.

Ernest Hemingway, Wine, and Albariño

While I've had a few New World (i.e., other than Europe) Albariños that have been very good, none quite meet the high bar set by Albariños that come from Rías Baixas, Spain, especially from the Val do Salnés region.

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.

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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Ernest Hemingway, Wine, and Albariño

While I've had a few New World (i.e., other than Europe) Albariños that have been very good, none quite meet the high bar set by Albariños that come from Rías Baixas, Spain, especially from the Val do Salnés region.

Old Vegas Dining is Alive and Well!

I highly encourage anyone who loves Italian food to try this vintage hidden gem.

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!
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