Resolutions, Chapter 2

Unlike the 24% of Americans who always fail at keeping their resoultions, I’m still going strong on my bubbly guzzling  sparkling wine commitment for 2015. That means February brought more than...

Presidents Day Giveaway!

What’s more American than denim and wine? Not a hell of a lot, considering wine grapes were planted by the Pilgrims, and Levi’s have been around since 1873. Finally, someone has put the two...

ZAP! The Terroir Experiment

Terroir is one of those fun, French words, which autocorrects to “terror,” and is often bandied about with wild abandon by wine “connoisseurs”. In essence, terroir (pronounced...

On Keeping Resolutions the Sparkly W...

I’ve always been a fan of drinking sparkling wine at all times–good, bad, indifferent, or awful. This year, in an effort to craft better New Year’s Resolutions I made a simple one: Drink WAY...

A Wine for Waking Up

When you have two jobs, two pets, work 7 days a week, and have a house to take care of, mediocre wines simply disintegrate into the endless hours, days, laundry piles, and to-do lists. These are times that...

How to Grow a Grapevine

If the Etruscans can do it, so can you. That’s my personal mantra when it comes to tackling bizarre, yet possible, tasks like growing wine grapes in the Sierra Foothills or waking up before the sun. When...

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