Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again

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   Just about a year ago I set out on the road Seekin’ my fame and fortune Lookin’ for a pot of gold Thing got bad and things got worse I guess you know the tune Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again Credence Clearwater Revival made the song, and the town, famous in 1969.  At the […]

They are so charming!

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You know the scene:  You’re at a party, enjoying a lovely glass of wine, when you set your glass down and walk away.  Five minutes later you come back to find that your glass has magically dissipated! How do you prevent glass thievery from occurring?  Well, there are pens.  There are charms.  There are stickers. […]

Rocking the Rhônes!

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As a wine writer, one of the most exciting things is to taste wines from producers that  am unfamiliar with, and that I have no bias or previous information for.  Coming to a wine with a fresh perspective gives me to ability to focus on what I taste, and feel, vs what I remember or […]

Once Upon a Time in Texas

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There was a time, not so long ago, that when someone mentioned Texas, I would cringe and shrink back in horror.  While it is true that I have some very good friends that live there, I had not experienced the best parts of the state in my travels, and wasn’t inclined to jump at the […]