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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!

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.
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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 Paso Robles for the week, had rented a car, arranged for the pet/house sitter, and was good...
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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 I lost my mother, The Tough Old Broad™, last year. She did not pass away from Covid....

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!
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Spit or Swallow? A Tale of Two Sexes.

As I have discussed on several occasions with friends, guys naturally learn icky stuff. Who can hock a loogie the furthest? Who can most legibly write one's name in the snow? Who can flamethrow lit flatulence the furthest?

My Favorite Winery(ish) – Part Deux

Several years ago I wrote an article about the "largest winery" in Paso Robles. That "winery" is Albertsons, located at 3rd and Niblick, near the 101. That was Part One. We're baaaack!

Leftover Wine and Screwcap Coravin. Wait. What?

For those of us who can't (or won't) drink an entire bottle of wine in one sitting, "Leftover Wine" is a way of life.

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