Use external sun protection anyway. At the time I write this, we're having Surface of the Sun temps in Vegas, and when you live in an environment as harsh as this, drinking red wine alone won't do the job. Of course, you can also take your wine in pill form - also known as grapes.
My first “good” Pinot – which occurred before the movie Sideways, by the way - was an epiphany. The color that gleamed with translucent ruby, purple, and flashes of garnet, the nose that danced with roses, cranberries, strawberries, smoke, and cherries, and the experience of pure silk on the palate and a luscious, long, exquisite finish, pretty much ruined me for any other wine. While I can't remember the wine maker, I do remember the experience.
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.
The cork forest sucks up CO2 which is generated in part by the plastic and aluminum refining processes. "Endocrine disrupter" is not a phrase you'll see in relationship to cork. And there’s no such thing as a “cork spill.”
Armed government agents burst through a door, weapons drawn. Commands are barked to the individuals there to get on the floor. The agents keep their firearms leveled at the perpetrators while they search for contraband. The booty is confiscated and eventually destroyed. The perps are arrested and face substantial jail time. Drugs? Human Trafficking? Sex Slaves? Illegal abortions? Meth lab? Terrorist cell? Nope.
The fifth annual HenderZIN was held, as usual, at the parking lot at Khoury's at 9915 S. Eastern in Henderson. OF COURSE I had to be there! Of course I had to take pictures! Of course!