A chronicle of adventures and musings of an oenophile, gastronomer and raconteur.

Road trips, ghost towns, classic motorcycles, wine adventures, regrettably fancy cocktails, & too much good food.

Tasting both sides of the Andes with wine maker Aruleo Montes. #winegeek #sommelier

“I try not to follow gentlemen’s blogs. I prefer to inspire them.”

—   Me. 2014
"Not everyone will pass today." Mine was the last name called. I thought my heart was going to drop through the floor. #CertifiedSommelier
Nectar of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. Sine 2004 she been waiting for me.

And now, Lobsters.

My kitchen table 1 week before the CS exam. Sorry for all the bottle shots folks. Documenting the path of Somm.
Nelin, Nelin,  nelll-een. Please don’t take my man because you can.
Joven, Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva.
How the day finishes.  Much like it began. Preparing for CS.
Certified Sommelier exam in 14 days. Met Master Somm Sara Floyd today who gave me advice, positive energy and 14 open bottles of Jorge Ordonez vina. #sommelier
LA Fine Wine and Art Storage facility. Note to self. Awesome business model. Open a climate controlled wine storage rental business.
Tasting Nieto Argentina. Torrontes Valle de Cafayete, Salta. Bonarda, Male and Cab blend, Mendoza.
All work, no play.
Terry Theise portfolio tasting.