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Life Lessons from the Snake Rock

And now, I fully understand the importance of preserving culture and honoring the connection between an artifact and a people’s heritage.

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...

Updates! Let’s Start with 2020. Part 1

Yes, I've been away for a while. That said, I published a couple of posts in 2020 and I don't know what happened to them. The most important one is the news that...

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!

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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?” 

Life Lessons from the Snake Rock

And now, I fully understand the importance of preserving culture and honoring the connection between an artifact and a people’s heritage.

A Weekend in Napa – A Phoenix Rises!

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

In Search of English Wines

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.

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Spit or Swallow? A Tale of Two Sexes.

As I have discussed on several occasions with friends, guys naturally learn icky stuff. Who can hock a loogie the furthest? Who can most legibly write one's name in the snow? Who can flamethrow lit flatulence the furthest?

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.

Living in Las Vegas – The Real is Surreal. Really!

Las Vegas can easily be considered a city just like any other city. We even have a Main Street. How much more Americana can you get?

What Wine Pairs with Ironing?

My favorite wine to pair with ironing is Rosé, no matter the season. In the summer, it's usually a Côtes de Provence because it's a light wine perfect for summer.

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