Tasted: Where there is smoke pt.1

Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been busy unpacking. Gypsie life is fun and exciting but it’s always nice to put your feet up, pour a glass (or two or five), and know that you don’t need to unpack for at least a wee little while. So far all signs point to staying put…

Visited: Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley

Ever heard the saying “Never meet your heroes”? I wouldn’t classify Chateau Montelena as one of my “heroes” but it’s sort of like meeting George Clooney. He’s a timeless (attractive) movie star who may fly under the radar but is always consistently good. Upon spotting the chateau my heart flutters. Strange. I got many warnings…

Visited: You play poker, I go taste Premier Cru

What’s a wino in Vegas to do? Unless you’re willing to drop top dollar to wine and dine at the upscale restaurants your options are pretty much $3 watery tap Budweiser, giant frozen drinks the size of a small child, or Moscato. Ick. Since I’m off to California wine country in a few days I…

The first post

Here we are the first post. I’ve always been told I should blog about my wee adventures in wine. I thought with my upcoming big move overseas/big resit of my WSET Advanced exam it was the perfect time to do just that…. wait What big move overseas?, What’s WSET?, and Who/What the hell is Connoisaurus?…