(What follows is a series of “Linked Haiku” — multiple spontaneously-composed Haiku on one single subject. In this case, the Haiku are responses to the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference; specifically, each Haiku is directly related to a specific agenda event at… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
First Post From #WBC12 -or- Portland, Oregon, Here I Come -or- I’ve Got The LOCAL Recommendations For Portland!
#WBC12 is on. The 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference. Portland, Oregon. Strolling through the San Jose Airport, who did I bump into? His Randall Grahm-ness, of course. Like Eliot’s proverbial yellow smoke, the wine bloggers are curling ’round the house …… Read More ›
VERY SPECIAL #CabernetDay tasting at #RidgeVineyards! See all those hashmarks in the post title? That’s social-media speak right there, that is! And what is #CabernetDay? #CabernetDay is a date & time synchronized, WORLDWIDE, human-universal, mojo-interactive, spirit-joyful celebration of this most legendary of varietals; a happening… Read More ›
Pow! There’s big news in ZAPland! Ask yourself, what do Ridge Vineyards, Biale Vineyards, Terra D’Oro Winery, and Starry Night Winery have in common? Answer? We’re all board members of ZAP! And YOU may remember ZAP from such events as the … Read More ›
It’s THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! Meaning, it’s the LAST DAY to vote for your favorite wine blogs in the 2012 Wine Blog Awards! And dig this, we’re nominated in not one but two categories, including the grand high llama of awards,… Read More ›
May I present the following: APPETIZER Corn Bisque with Crisp Pork Belly ~ or ~ Gnocchi Parisienne, Fresh Peas, Grape Tomatoes & Parmesan Cheese ENTRÉES Seared Salmon, Spring Pea Risotto ~ or ~ Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables ~ or… Read More ›
Thoughts On Being A 2012 Wine Blog Awards Finalist, Part I (with apologies to Shunryu Suzuki) – “In Japan we have the phrase ‘shoshin’, which means ‘beginner’s mind.’ The goal of practice is always to keep our beginner’s mind.” “This… Read More ›