We visited two wineries in New Mexico on our roadtrip through the West, while we were staying in Taos. We did it on the spur of the moment–once when we had an hour to spare, and once when we were headed towards a campsite and saw a “winery” sign on the side of the road. … More Trying New Mexico Wine
We got married last weekend! It was a joyous occasion with tons of family and friends and hot, hot weather here in Los Angeles. It was the closest Saturday to Summer Solstice, and almost a full moon. Of course, the day of the Solstice, we forgot–and missed a peek at the Strawberry Moon, which only comes … More Our Wedding Line-up of California Wines
(I began this post several months ago, but let it fall by the wayside as wedding planning and other things came up. Here it is, my Paso Robles Valentine’s Day post.) We went for Valentine’s weekend to Lake Nacimiento–a Paso Robles-adjacent private recreation area popular with boaters and fishers. We had discovered, the year prior, … More Paso Robles: A Mini Excursion
I thought I’d start a series based on what I’m reading and drinking. Tonight, I’m reading The Great Gatsby and drinking Cloudy Bay’s sauvignon blanc. Both are classics in their respective fields. The book was something I “read” in high school, meaning I skimmed the first … More What Am I Reading and What Am I Drinking?
Spanish wine tastes like: a brown outfit from WalMart being run over by a muddy army tank. a bad reproduction of Guernica painted on cardboard and soaked in Pabst. Woodpeckers preserved and ground to a powder dusting an old man’s cane. A Cyclops dumbly mashing its head against a bull. I sanitize my wounds with … More An Ode to Spanish Wine