Those who know me, know I love wine and books. I also happen to love Santa Barbara. Who doesn’t though? It’s so beautiful! I’ve only visited
The state or situation of being alone.
Pablo Picasso was obviously a genius. Solitude is not only necessary at times, it’s essential for writing (and all things sanity related). Just as I downloaded the quote above, I’ve been interrupted three times which took my attention away from this masterpiece of a
While spending some time with friends in South Park, we decided to visit Salerno Winery (nestled in the hills of Ramona Valley, California, about a 45 minute drive NE of San Diego). It was an easy, quick day drive to Salerno, considering it was on a Friday, before a holiday
Spanish Wine = Excellent Value
Juan Gil is one of several wine brands produced by the Gil Family, four generations of wine makers, dating back to 1916 (see my previous post about Honoro Vera, a Garnacha also named to represent their family in the business). This 2013, silver label, Jumilla red
Honoro Vera is a humbly priced Garnacha, produced by Bodegas Ateca (fourth generation of the Gil Family), in the Calatayud region of Spain. Per Maria (their awesome Export contact, who was kind enough to email me back & forth) the names of their wines represents their family. Vera is the
I found this delightful bottle, made by Lori & Michael at Dracaena Wines (Paso Robles, CA), via Twitter of all places. I was, and still am at times, a reluctant social media participant. I decided to open a Twitter account when I began this red wine blog, primarily for fun,
I enjoy reading wine articles and blog posts as much as writing them. I’m always learning something new, finding new wines to try, winemakers to support, and fascinated by personal wine stories. I recently ordered a few bottles of Cabernet Franc from Dracaena Wines (I’ll be writing about this ’13
Box wine (boxed/cask wine) has been around for decades, but recently there’s been a buzz surrounding this somewhat taboo form of wine container. Is it making a comeback? Was it ever popular? I was initially against it, could barely make eye contact. First of all, let’s talk aesthetics: it’s a
Well, I did it. I ran (speed walked/jogged) the 5k Ultimate Wine Run in HOT, HOT Phoenix yesterday. The event began with just a soupçon of panic, as I am not a conditioned runner, nor will I ever be conditioned for the Arizona sun, which leads to the question: Shouldn’t
You want to learn more about (red) wine. You’re at your keyboard (or phone) searching for “red wine basics.” There’s almost too many sites to choose from. For the novice beginner (& even for someone like me… there’s so much information, I’m always learning something new!) it can be overwhelming.