The final days of the Wine Blogger Conference

Although the temptation was great, I somehow resisted the call straight from the heart of darkness, and did not go all Kirtz in California. While hiding deep in the jungle of Sonoma, surrounded by half naked tribes of grape stomping natives who view me as their god did indeed sound like an attractive option, I have grudgingly returned to Houston. It seems that the previous weekend has rendered me impervious to the effects of alcohol, […]

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Thoughts about or inspired by the Wine Bloggers Conference

The organizers have done a spectacular job. It is hard to believe that this is the first one of these ever held. I am quite impressed. Many places like to claim the title “God’s Country.” Sonoma County actually is. There seems to be quite a brouhaha about ethics among wine bloggers. A lot of folks on both sides of the issues make good points, but no one should be trying to decide for anyone else […]

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Palate Shock

Yesterday at the Wine Bloggers Conference was a blast. I met a lot of great folks and tasted a lot of fantastic wines. The conference is a wonderful thing, and I hope that I can attend every year. However, as I posted yesterday, tasting like this is not easy. When I wrote about my palate being shot after the Live Blogging session, this is what I faced right after. This was just one of three […]

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Who said that drinking wine is easy?

Anyone that tells you that drinking wine is easy should be summarily shot before having their ass kicked.I have easily spit and poured out more wine today than most of you will consume in a month. Even with all of the spitting, I have ‘accidentally” swallowed quite a bit, much of it excellent. My palate is quite shot and I am exhausted. I still have 2 more tastings and a wine dinner to attend today, […]

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Breakfast at the Blogger Conference

The Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa begins today, but we got here yesterday. Last night we went to the hotel lounge for a glass of wine or three. I asked the bartender for a recommendation for breakfast. He suggested a place called Hank’s Creekside which is right across from the resort where the conference is being held. It was a great suggestion. I had a spinach and cheese omelet covered in hollandaise, with sides […]

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In California

This morning we piled our stuff into the car and headed for the airport on our way to California. The journey began without incident, traffic was light and we made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Everyone should sleep safe tonight knowing that our toothpaste and my nearly empty tube of shaving gel were righteously confiscated in the name of national security. What could my wife have been thinking to pack […]

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Going to California

Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine. Made up my mind to make a new start, Going to california with an aching in my heart. Someone told me theres a girl out there With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair. Took my chances on a big jet plane, Never let them tell you that theyre all the same. Led Zeppelin – Going to California […]

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Vineyard Tours – A Great Way to Appreciate Wine

Now that Comcast has restored my internet connection to full speed, I’m able to access AWB! Although most of my contributions will continue to be photography, I’ll add an article every now and then, mainly focusing on wine “education.” I am one of those geeks who thinks every vacation should also include an “educational experience.” That’s probably due to growing up in a home with a school teacher Mom and a school principal Dad. Luckily, […]

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Local Wine Festivals

Yesterday I attended the South Shore Harbor Wine and Food Festival in the Bay Area of Houston. The festival is located in the Hurricane ravaged area of Texas, so it was great to see that the beautiful resort that hosts this event survived intact. Let me start by saying that I love this event and attend every year. There are some other festivals in this area that I love to attend, as well. The following […]

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