A Tale of Two Temps … or so

I'm quite the advocate (Wine Advocate ... get it?) of cooler temperatures for red wines than what we're used to. We Americans tend to think that "room temperature" equals "warm." Kind of how many Americans tend to think that "Chihuahua" equals "cute."

Snarling at Snooth Over Zin!

I'm a Paso Robles Zinfandel fan, and I grabbed some popcorn as I prepared gleefully for the carnage. Paso Zins were going to kick some serious Napa butt, right? But as I read through the article - with horror, I might add - that was not to be. Not because Paso Zins were bad. They just weren't invited to the party.

Red, Pink, Practice, and Pianetta

As an example, venison is now being farm-raised, and therefore, it can be presumed, grain finished. Wave good-bye to the luscious, natural wild venison flavor! Let's go for American Bland!

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Surprises

The bar area is somewhat elevated from the restaurant section. There's a huge, six-panel television behind the bar. On it was a variety of sporting events - primarily football and baseball - along with that annoying Progressive Insurance woman.

From the Archives – Could Steeles be Dead in the Sweet Water?

Happily, they eventually closed. Apparently, bad service - no matter how great the food - was the karma that blessed Sweet Water. In its place, however, rose STEELES, an eclectic fusion steakhouse. Whatever that means.

Oh Oh Opolo!

A couple of weeks ago I hosted the Tex & Fritz Wine Club and the Vegas Wineaux Wine Club for a special night...

Don’t Know What I’m Doing – No Problem!

This wasn't a one-time, in-one-sitting tasting. This turned out to be a three-day adventure for him and a nearly identical adventure for me. And most of it's 'cause we don't know everything we should know about Mourvèdre. But we do know just enough to be dangerous.

Chardonnay Video Shoot-Out! Central Coast vs Sonoma/Napa!

So I became an ABC (Anything But Chard) gal. It was quite a few years before I found the Chard character my palate desired and, as I discovered, you had a spend a little money to get it. Nowadays - whether it's because you really don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a good Chard or because my palate has matured - I enjoy it on a fairly regular basis. Yup. Me. Liking white wines. Who'da thunk?

Elements of (Italian Wine) Style – an Evening with VWWC

I was done. There was nothing left. I cried uncle. Generous servings along with delicious wines had done me in.

Hugs and Kisses in Pink!

I needed a Rosé that acted like it was older than a high-school coed, with personality, charm, and strength. A grownup. And since I was in the mood for a Rosé, I grabbed one of my bottles of 2009 Hug Cellars xoxo Rosé. Hugs and Kisses. Get it?

Vegas Weather

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