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Wine Conferences: No Time for Writing About Wine

Often when we attend conferences and tastings, we plan an extra day prior to or following our trip. We may rent a car, an extra hotel night here and there, with enough unscheduled time to upload photos, shop, relax, ...

Big John Bates and the Punk-a-Billy Strippers

Charles Smith manages bands.  And makes wine.  We stopped by his warehouse to catch Big John Bates during the Wine Bloggers' Conference, and took a few photos of the band and its Live Strippers in Action. Big John Bates sans drummer. Beam ...

Greek Food is probably not what you think

Most everyone has had Greek food. Sharp feta, tangy black olives, crisp sheets of filo all come to mind, with lots of olive oil. I found all of those things in both Athens and Santorini, but they were not at ...

Some photos from Santorini

Due to a very tight schedule here in Greece, we have taken tons of photos, copious notes, and gathered up literature from as many places as we can, but have really not had the chance to write anything. In the ...

Ramblings from 30,000 feet and many miles from home

I seem to talk a lot about planes these days. Morning in Houston will soon fade into morning in Athens. Amy and I are hurling through the inky void on our way to the fabled island of Santorini. The fact ...

For Purple Mountain Majesty…

As we were flying back from Seattle, Joe kept trying to get me to read passages from Jim Harrison's The Raw and The Cooked. A great read, but I was much more interested in looking out the window of the ...

Who are you calling a Shameless Hussy?

When I was a little girl, I had no idea what the word "hussy" meant. My mom used it to describe a particular relative who wore plunging necklines, short skirts and bright red lipstick. Said woman flirted with every man ...

Exhausted thoughts from a plane

Having just lifted off from my connecting flight out of Denver that is returning me back to Houston from Seattle, I began to contemplate whether there were many things more needlessly gut-wrenching than a plane banking into a turn, while ...

My favorite photo from WBC10 so far

Recently I replaced my POS Blackberry with the new HTC Evo and I am loving it! While I took my trusty old Canon Sureshot with me, the only time it got used was when Amy's battery was dead. The Evo ...

Leaving Walla Walla and my liver hurts!

The Wine Bloggers Conference is beginning to wind down and is essentially over for us. We are packing up our things and will soon hop back on the WBC or Bust bus. It has been a lot of fun, but ...