Wine in the Time of Quarantine[1]

What part of 2020 saw “the best of times… the age of wisdom,” or “a spring of hope?” 

Reading, Writing, and Wine

I decided to write my first book about stuff I know, which, along with Vegas and California being my base locations, included wine and food. Because SB and loin chops ain't a thing.

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!
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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...

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!

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.

A Weekend in Napa – A Phoenix Rises!

Michael invited me to join them at the winery for their 2016 vintage release party.

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