2018: A Look Back on a Lot of Stuff

Posted on: December 26th, 2018 by

I’m perusing all my posts from the year. Won’t you join me on a little journey back in time?

I started off the year with some wine resolutions. Did I keep them? What were they again? I put my cards on the table while recording a segment for the awesome Snacky Tunes podcast. (They talk about food, they talk about music.)

Wine Resolutions and Goals for 2018

What’s the secret to a Bloody Mary? It’s actually…wine? YES. Hey, I discovered it at a brunch cocktail class so it’s legit. Find out what wine and why.

A Bloody Mary For People Who Don’t Like Them

I read a lot of books this year. Don’t believe me? Check out my Goodreads challenge. CRUSHED IT.

The Novel “New York 2140” and Wine

HoF Wines, Part I: Red Edition

Vigneti del Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: Hall of Fame $10 Red

A conversation with a wine legend about one of my favorite wine topics: wine labels. SO MUCH WINE ON MANY LEVELS. SOME SPIRITUAL. SERIOUSLY.

Wine Label Q&A With Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard

Some of the best wine advice this year didn’t come from me. Yeah, pretty unbelievable, huh? It actually came from the blog of a steak house in a tiny Iowa town.

Rube’s Steakhouse Provides Memories, A Huge Grill, and Wine Advice

Do you remember the Pepsi Challenge? I do. Because I am a child of the 70s. I was pretty proud of how this post turned out.

Blind Tasting and the Pepsi Challenge

I quote F. Scott Fitzgerald here. Very highbrow stuff.

I Praise This Wine Without Using Exclamation Points

Wrote something for SevenFifty Daily:

Do You Know Petit Verdot?

Stopped by a fun podcast:

Wine Two Five Podcast Guest Appearance

Debuted on VinePair with a deep look at why people only drink light rosé:

Do You Drink Rosé Wine Beyond The Pale?

You want more rosé? BUCKLE UP:

Seven Hills Winery Rosé Makes Cabernet Franc The Star

A Loire Cabernet Franc Duo That’s a Delicious Bargain

Murgo Brut Rosé is a Scintillating Sicilian Sparkler

Provence Rosé Podcast

Rodney Strong Vineyards Rosé is Pinot Noir Pleasure

Greek Rosé Time

Domaine Tempier Rosé 2017 is a Legendary Bottle

Liquid Geography Rosé is a Feel-Good Wine

Why are Rosé Bottles Crazy with Shapes and Packaging?

Hungarian Rosé Six Pack is All I Want, Forever

TTB: Time to Brag. Went to a Chateau Montelena tasting with bottles back to 1974. ALL IN MAGNUMS.

Chateau Montelena Dream Tasting

Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira

I would like to drink a glass of Port right here / Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira

Travels near and far: Cold Spring (NY), Dublin, and Portugal. Plus, carry-on luggage recos!

A Wine Shop Bestowing Bottles with Unique, Delightful Notes

Dublin Wine Bars: Two to Visit

How to Open the Doors of Portception

17 Carry-On Luggage Recommendations from Frequent Travelers

R-E-N-O. You ever travel to a clubhouse to do a wine tasting with your mom and her neighbors?

Blind Tasting Syrah in Reno with Mom

I did stuff in the kitchen! I’m a really good cook, actually.

Pickled Broccoli Stems Are Great On Everything

You want wine opinions? I got ’em. Though I have so many secret, cynical thoughts and one day will go scorched earth.

Maybe I Should Be Less Judge-y About Alcohol Levels in Wine

HoF Wine Part II: The G.O.A.T.

My Favorite Bargain White Wine in the History of the World

So what does the rest of the year and 2019 hold? Well, I’m going to Marta on NYE (very early) to drink big bottles of Champagne being poured by-the-glass. (That’s BTG, BTW.) Then eating cassoulet in a tucked-away house in Red Hook. Far from the crazies. In 2019 I have an article coming out in a print mag that’s *NOT* about wine. Also working on a podcast project that’s *NOT* about wine though it will be consumed during said recording and will be commented on. I’ll be in Texas in February for some wine writing mentoring. That’s it so far.



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