The New California Wine – A Book Review

What that means is that the past few weeks have seen me immersed neck-deep in California wine. Figuratively speaking, of course.

Vertical: Passion and Pinot on the Oregon Wine Trail – the Review (Rant)

I, for one, went from "annoyed" to pissed. I don't know who did the editing/abridging, but I'd bet my firstborn that it wasn't Rex Pickett. Sorry, Zach! That was figurative.

Sideways 3, Chile

If this book is ever made into a movie, Chile’s tourism department will be swamped with Americans who will want to go on the new Chilean wine trail.

So What is a Bibliophilic Oenophile To Do?

"Reading" the books by audio has been very satisfying and listening to Sideways is not my first rodeo.

The Potlikker Papers – Time Machine to the Past…with a Fork

Closing Note: Despite the memories, there are several reasons why I’d never move to the South, and none of them have to do with racial politics. Too many mosquitoes, a paucity of wine growing, and an abundance of humidity, hurricanes, and tornadoes. No bueno.

Sideways: A Decade Late. So Sue Me.

Yeah, yeah. I know I'm late to the party in getting on the Sideways bandwagon, but I don't care.

Book Review – Buy the Right Wine Every Time

Just about every wine book I have has dated itself by honing in on specific vintages, which, years later, are no longer available, making the recommendations irrelevant. In manufacturing they call that planned obsolescence.

Rex Pickett’s Vertical – Part Two of the Trilogy

If you love a well-crafted, beautifully-plotted book, you will enjoy Vertical. As with all of Rex’s books, you'll have to bring your brain to the table. And a dictionary wouldn't hurt, either.

Passion and Pinot – Prologue

I've not started yet, but a quick flip through the book doesn't show an immediately perceptible difference from the original so far. So that means that I have to sit down and read the whole thing again. Yay!

Audible.com Free Trial Offer


Customized Social Media Icons from Acurax Digital Marketing Agency