Hedonist: a person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.

Being from Paso Robles, being in love with wine, being ever proud of my physical and intellectual thirst of all things wine, I gifted myself today with a ridiculously priced but stunning hard cover coffee table book about the region that I know well and still call my home.  As I venture farther and farther […]

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A “Vision” Worth Sharing

Sometimes simple words cannot do what confirming signs and wonders of the Universe can.  To the soul seeker, there is magic in the Pacific Northwest.  To wine nerds like myself, “winederlust” is real and the PNW is a “can’t miss” destination on your bucket list.   I recently had the good fortune to return to Seattle, […]

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Excerpt :: Ode to Wine

“I like on the table, when we’re speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.” ~ Pablo Neruda, Chilean Poet, Nobel Prize Winner, Literature The tasting room at Chateau Ste Michelle in Woodinville Wine Country, Washington. Upon sighting, I stopped to snap this photo, contemplate and admire fondly the sentiment as applied to my […]

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Go Broke. For Wine.

Christmas 2016 for one, please. In solitude to the soundtrack of A Charlie Brown Christmas by The Vince Guaraldi Trio, I unexpectedly found myself celebrating the holiday like Macaulay Culkin – home alone in Dallas (translate: no tree, no turkey, no gifts, no people). The mental silence and surrounding stillness of my empty apartment left me […]

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