Category Archives: Nihilistic Contrarianism

Tromba di culo, sanità di corpo.

Smells like a miracle (or something….)

In order to feed my wine making addiction (after the #%@*!ing raccoons destroyed 70% of my crop), I brought in some fruit from Santa Clara Valley this past weekend. In addition to my new love, Fiano, I bought 100 lbs … Continue reading

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When life gives you a building slump, make eggs.

In an economic slump, when housing starts are slow and nobody wants to re-do their driveway, finally put in that pool for the kids, build another tasting room or buy a post-modern, industrial-looking counter top or bathroom sink, what’s a … Continue reading

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Wine blogging is an inherently stupid and vapid endeavor

I know, I know, I know…. you’re reading this on a blog. I’m talking about the “journaling” of personal wine consumer experiences and not journalism in the Dan Rather sense (…errr, wrong example; Edward R. Murrow). Access to the internet … Continue reading

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Low yields, small clusters, tiny berries…

It’s harvest time in California. There will be lots of hype and PR flying around, claiming yet another vintage of the millennium. Among the buzz terms bandied about will be “low yields“, “small clusters“, “tiny berries“… I have helped pick … Continue reading

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Had it with Heimoff

I really don’t care much for the opinions of most wine critics. They are often too wrapped up in themselves. They fail to understand that wine reviewing is not about them. Or, they come up with absurd ideas like eliminating … Continue reading

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