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 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
This is part of the ProBlogger podcast 31 Days to a Better Blog. I’m doing it to see what I learn. Today’s exercise is to publish a link post, or a link to another blog–especially one that is useful. If you’re an active wine blogger, you probably know this one, but if you’re not, then … More Chianti Classico Riserva for $10?
Here is a typical scene when I eat at a Los Angeles restaurant: I settle into my seat and scan the wine list, smiling when I see they have Chardonnay. Then, I read the description, and my smile quickly turns to a frown. “A fresh, light white done in an unoaked style, with apples and … More The Great Chardonnay Debate: In Favor of Oak
I’m writing this post with thoughts of The Nonconsumer Advocate–since I began this blog I’ve noticed a steady flow of readers coming over from that site. The Nonconsumer Advocate is a great blog written by Katy Wolk-Stanley, chronicling her life as an avid environmentalist and frugal mom. It’s one of my favorites. Here is a … More $5 Recipe Using Leftover Wine
I want to talk about the differences between Boomers and Millenials in the wine world on several fronts. Sorry Xers, for simplicity’s sake, I kept you out. Here are the the differences I see: Opportunity: Back in the day, all you had to do to become famous was start a newsletter (Parker) or plant a … More Millenials v. Baby Boomers: Who Does Wine Better?