Travel - Southern Utah

Updates – Finally. Going Forward!

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I can finally focus on my one true love - Wine and Stuff (okay. more than one true love. whatever).

In Search of English Wines

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I have been to the UK on many occasions, and I even lived there for a while.  However, I realized that I had never had an English wine.
Outside the Paso Robles Inn at Breakfast

My Day in Paso Robles. Yes. One Day.

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The fragrance of rain-washed air can't be beaten by anything, and the sleep that I got - squeaky mattress notwithstanding - was some of the best I've had in ages.

WSET 2 with Distinction – The Experience

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While I know a lot about wines, I want to have more of those handy postnominals to prove to a skeptical world that I know my stuff.

Failure is Great: The Journey to Becoming a Certified Sommelier

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I discovered that failure is a great tool to extract the best mental character within to overcome obstacles and reach your objectives.

Ernest Hemingway, Wine, and Albariño

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While I've had a few New World (i.e., other than Europe) Albariños that have been very good, none quite meet the high bar set by Albariños that come from Rías Baixas, Spain, especially from the Val do Salnés region.

Having a (Really) Bad Day – and WSET2 Results!

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I’m happy to announce that I passed the Wines and Spirits Education Trust Level II with Distinction!
From Chicago Tribune

DTH* – My New Muse Wine, 2017 Justin Rosé

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I often get confused looks when I ask my friends what do they do with leftover wine. Apparently, that’s a foreign concept.

2007 Wind Gap Nebbiolo – Can Cali Finally Compete?

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Could Nebbiolo be my secret affair wine? Am I cheating on Pinot Noir?

Malibu Coast AVA and the Woolsey Fire

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Malibu was dealt a near-fatal blow in November as the Woolsey Fire ravaged homes, estates, wild lands, and vineyards.
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