Archive for the Tag 'New Year'


Putting Some Sparkling in Your Step for New Year’s Eve and Day ~ Ones that have delighted me in 2011

I’ve had a fabulous year with bubbles, and those are the ones I’m going to share as being HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for this coming weekend’s celebrations. I’m going to start with a new one… I’m calling it a “Bubbly on Training Wheels.” It’s a great one for a younger generation that may also love adventure, innovation, […]


Patty Bogle Passes Away ~ The Wine Industry Has Lost A Quiet Leader

Yesterday I learned through a news alert from Wine Business that my friend and colleague Patty Bogle has passed away. Patty was the matriarch of Bogle Vineyards in Clarksburg, and she passed away this past Friday, February 11, 2011. This past Friday, as I was packing up Petite Sirahs for our Dark & Delicious event […]


Martín Códax Albariño and another new friend *CapaBunga* top it off over Paella

2008 Bodegas Martín Códax Albariño ~ Inviting aromas of lemon, lemon grass, delicate saffron, and golden grasses made me want to run in that field again on a hot August night by Sabattus Lake. The flavors of this wine, luxuriant lemon, pink grapefruit, and the velvety citrus of a ripe tangerine, just drew me in […]


Wine-Blog’s Year in Review 2009

It’s hard to believe that this year, like all others, has just flown by. Having rock n’roll radio roots before my wine days, back then I came to the conclusion that life is like a long playing LP.  (Anyone remember those?) The closer you get to the center, the faster the revolutions go. This year […]