Corkscrew

Becoming a Wine Expert

My experience in taking the Introductory Sommelier Exam L1 was exciting and stressful at the same time. This exam is one that a person cannot study the night before and think one can pass.
Roses at end of rows of grapevines

Roses: Fact or Fiction?

That being said, many a vineyard manager would smile at this quaint romantic notion. Their job is more sophisticated than watching the roses bloom.
Bourbon and clear ice

Bourbon, a Cigar, and a Bad Hair Day

Plus it's America's Whiskey (with an "e"), and that makes it special. 'Murica!
Beautiful Home

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part 3 – More Wineries!)

This wine is crisp and begs to be paired with a hard French cheese and baguettes, all whilst basking lakeside with my new bride listening to Albinoni!
Vailia From, Desparada owner and winemaker

2017 Desparada Fragment Sauvignon Blanc – Again

This wine is more than just a "pop and pour" Sauvignon Blanc. It is sensual, luxurious, fragrant, and very delicious.
Table Mountain

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine!

Before you jump to conclusions, no, I'm not (re)married! This post is by my friend and today's guest author, Andras. He recently remarried and he and his new wife honeymooned in the wine country of South Africa around Cape Town.
Tim Ortman and Fred Dame

The Circuitous Path from Network News to Fine Wine

My young journalistic roots had grown intertwined with a budding love of wine. It would be a long and fruitful evolution that would last a lifetime.
DAOU landscape

Focus on Paso Robles – Eye Candy

There are several wineries in Paso Robles that are stunningly gorgeous; either the winery, the vineyards, the tasting rooms, or the scenic vistas.
Jonata logo

Rhône Blend Redefined – It’s “Everything”!

The addition of the Bordeaux varietals makes this wine an unusual one that is a perfect match to the American palate.
Parrish Family Art

Focus on Paso Robles – Parrish Family Vineyard

Surprisingly smooth and velvety for a Petite Sirah, it was deep, dark, and brooding, and didn’t do our teeth any favors.

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