We were told that the exam would be a “closed book” test although I had no idea at the time how that would be accomplished with an online test. It turned out that setting up a laptop and phone with apps, video, audio, and scanning your room to show the proctor that you aren’t hiding crib notes or a wine expert under your desk was harder than the actual exam.
Discovering an unfamiliar grape varietal, reading about a wine region, or being intrigued by a winemaker’s philosophy is often a catalyst to trying a new wine. Uncovering a hidden gem, especially one that I can buy locally, gives me a thrill.
In the movie Sideways, the lead character, Miles, exclaims “…if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am NOT drinking any f***ing Merlot!” Why all the hatred for poor Merlot?
We’ve unintentionally formed a new habit with wine and small plates on Wednesday that’s both satisfying and reasonably healthy.
Rombauer Zinfandel was our wine of choice for New Year’s Eve. If I were to describe it in musical terms, I would say that it thrashes around my mouth like a bombastic heavy metal front man on a strobe-lit stage.
Boozy Lifestyle Now Available On Amazon.com! Funny, light-hearted collection of stories about life and family integrated with wine, cocktails, and food, including over 50 food and drink recipes.
Boozy Lifestyle: Elevate The Everyday With Booze As Your Muse is available for pre-order and will be released on November 5th, 2021.
While other wineries are advertising live music, food, and festivals, Turdo is quietly making good wines that sell out without all the hoopla.
My November release date is just around the corner. I’m excited (and nervous) to publish my first book, Boozy Lifestyle: Elevate The Everyday With Booze As Your Muse on Amazon. It has been a labor of love that I hope will resonate with you, my readers. Thank you for following my blog and encouraging me to pursue this new creative outlet.
While other folks may be pouring their hearts out and expressing their inner-most thoughts and feelings in their journals, I’m recording what I eat and drink every day.