Tag: Published Stuff

To Kalon Vineyard and the Mighty Mondavi

Got a new story to share with you today. This one comes from SOMM Journal‘s August/September issue, who graciously asked me to cover a wine tasting event focused on the world-famous To Kalon Vineyard and its association with the even more famous Robert Mondavi Winery. Now, I know some of you may think that Mondavi

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Easy as One, Two, Tre

Every March, the Italian media group Gambero Rosso rolls into Los Angeles as part of its Tre Biccheri tour, a groovy wine trade event that celebrates Italian wine excellence through its “three glasses” award. It’s the one trade shindig I never miss because it’s always ripe for a unique educational experience, one that somehow makes

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Two For the Price of One

Life’s been busy. It’s common refrain around these parts, but it’s true. In a way, this post supports a lack of time. You see, I’m dropping by to share a couple of new-ish articles I wrote for the fine folks at Tasting Panel Magazine. One problem: the articles were from the publication’s January/February edition, hence

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New Year, New Post, New Publication

The first post of the new year is always tough. Do you look back at the previous twelve months? Do you don your robe and wizard hat and make a bunch of predictions for 2019? Do you scour the web to look for something to complain about? Those are all worthy options, particularly since the

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Let’s Talk About Purple Gnocchi

We all know what gnocchi looks like. At least, we think we do. It exists in our mind as it typically manifests on the plate: plump with potato filling, tightly packed, and semi-translucent white in hue. Yet this isn’t always the case. Sometimes it can be purple. Trust me on that last bit. I made

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I Finally Hopped Over to The Blind Rabbit

Yep. I’ve been super busy again, hence the lack of activity on the website. I assure you, I’ve been working on some cool stuff. I’m coming up for air to share a slice of that coolness with you today. Before we get to that, please indulge me in a mini-rant. I hate writing headlines for

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Time for Another Shameless Plug

You may have noticed I’ve been conspicuously absent on this site recently. I’ve been feverishly busy putting together articles and stories for other publications and sites recently. Most of them will be published soon, and they’ll be shared here, as usual. However, one of them is ready today, and it’s one I’m pretty excited to

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A Reluctantly Shared Piece

I typically like to use this site to post links to my magazine and online articles. Under normal circumstances, the article I have to share with you today would be exciting. The circumstances were normal at one point. Then Jonathan Gold passed away. This article, printed in the most recent copy of SOMM Journal, chronicles

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