Book Review: “Cork Dork”

“The Kitchen Confidential of wine: Read this book, and you’ll never be intimidated by wine—or wine snobs—again.” ~Madeline Puckette, co-author of Wine Folly   In the world of wine, just as life in general, one cannot literally "know it all".  Wine especially, is like that.  In its entirety, wine is an infinite source of history, artistry, … Continue reading Book Review: “Cork Dork”

Confucious Said So?

"Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life." ~ Confucius Linkage to the ancient Chinese sage Confucius as the origin of this insightful quote is debatable and appears to be spurious; anachronistic elements suggest that "job choice" or flexibility of work in the era {485 BC} of Confucius was possible, yet it … Continue reading Confucious Said So?

Dare to think. Differently.

"To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield." ~ Quote is the final verse of Lord Tennyson’s Ulysses Tell me wine is NOT a great thing of tumultuous beauty - I dare you and then I'll call you insane.  In all my tastings, literary explorations, purchases and experiments, studies, viewings of film, wandering … Continue reading Dare to think. Differently.

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 alone in Dallas (translate: no tree, no turkey, no gifts, no people). The mental silence and surrounding stillness of my empty apartment found me posturing as Socrates the Thinker: … Continue reading Go Broke. For Wine.