Above: Innsbruck, Tryol (Austria) as seen from the air. When I was in my twenties, the view would have thrilled me. Today, it makes me pine for my family.
The unbridled curiosity of youth took me to Europe in my 20s when I spent a decade alternating school years between Los …read more
Every once in a while, when I tell people what I do for a living, I get a sort of snickering question along the lines of “does it bother you that part of what you do is total bullsh*t?”
These folks are usually referring to the studies, quoted by lazy media …read more
In recent years, both the Algarve region and Lisbon have seen an increase in awareness of the benefits of alfarroba. Portuguese chefs have also been playing around more with alfarroba in savory recipes, such as the trendy pão de alfarroba /bolo de caco de alfarroba- alfarroba bread, including …read more
Now that the weather has cooled down in Texas, I’ve been lucky enough to get a number of wine shipments coming my way. Those shipments led us to another #TipsyTuesday with a group of work colleagues. Sometimes you have to kiss many frogs before you find your prince, …read more
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington – USA
Winemaker’s Notes: True to its nose, robust flavors of berry cobbler and black cherries swirl with notes of mocha and deep spice, punctuated by medium-firm tannins on the finish.
My Review: If you’ve ever been to a Total Wine (and …read more