Category Archives: Awards

Turkey, Part One. “Life doesn’t happen by doing the practical, sensible, or reasonable.”

Today, the third Thursday in November, is Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Yet on this day of French celebration, all I can think about is Turkey as I unwind from my week-long journey to that country, where I visited the city of … Continue reading

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European Wine Bloggers Conference

Well, I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow for the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Izmir, Turkey, of all places. Izmir is on the western edge of Turkey, on the Aegean Sea. I’ll be flying all day and landing at … Continue reading

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PORTLAND OR BUST: Wine Bloggers Conference this week.

Dazed and amazed … stunned and honored. First off, this humble blog, a labor of love and learning, is one of the five finalists in the 2012 “Best New Wine Blog” category. The voting is done, and award winners will … Continue reading

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What an amazing couple of weeks.

“Omigod, Omigod, you guys!” That’s the gist of one of the songs in the rock-and-rollin’ musical, “Legally Blonde.” I’m playing keyboard in the Ocala Civic Theatre’s orchestra for the show, which opened last week. Bonus: one of my children, high-school … Continue reading

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The Frugal Wine Snob Selects: Wines of the Year 2011

This year I’m making just two selections: My favorite wine of the year, and the best-value wine of the year. Please note that my selections are based only on wines I personally tasted (just a few hundred). The Frugal Wine … Continue reading

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