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Mom's 90th Birthday

Has It Been Five Months?!?

If you've ever lost a parent, then you know how hard it can hit you, even if not totally unexpected.

I Love Effing Merlot!

Pinot Noir is, and will always be, a grape driven by a prima donna attitude and a delicate nature. Pinot is the beautiful rich girl who everyone wants, but who doesn't always give up the goods.
WSET 3 Study

Coravin and Condoms – Study Aids

If you've used actual condoms (and if not, why not?!?) then you already know to use them.
Fremont Canopy

Esther’s Kitchen, Downtown, and The Smith Center

When I first moved to Vegas, there was no “Arts District.” There was only downtown Las Vegas, which had small, tired casinos, lots of street people, homeless beggars, and Saturday night cruises down Fremont Street were still a thing.

Wine, Life, Retirement, Injuries, and Condoms

WARNING: Lots of made-made up words and phrases ahead. Take THAT, Grammarly! Yeah Yeah. Again Real Life™ has been kicking my butt. That, and an incredibly stubborn...

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!
Wine Tasting Setup Including Spittoon

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!
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