Category Archive: wines

Wine Review: Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise 2013

What type of wine are you drinking tonight Mr. Donald? Let me photograph it and I’ll show you. I’m showing you now. Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise 2013 70% Zinfandel 14% Syrah 11% Petite… Continue reading

Wine Review: Chloe Chardonnay 2013

I remember Chloe. No she wasn’t a girl but a perfume I use to give as a gift. Chloe had a light intoxicating scent. Yes, that is how I picked up this Chardonnay… Continue reading

Wine Review: #‎Campo‬ ‪#‎Viejo‬ ‪#‎Rioja‬ ‪#‎Tempranillo‬ 2013

When I’m undecided on a red ‪#‎wine‬, this is my go-to from ‪#‎Spain‬. The ‪#‎Campo‬ ‪#‎Viejo‬ ‪#‎Rioja‬ ‪#‎Tempranillo‬ 2013; I was very fond of the 2007 vintage, the ’08 wasn’t quite the same.… Continue reading

Wine Review: ‎Genesis‬ ‪‎Merlot‬ 2013

I’ve steered away from ‪#‎California‬ ‪#‎wines‬ from 2014-2015. Due to the droughts, I’ve stayed with 2013 and older vintage. This ‪#‎Genesis‬ ‪#‎Merlot‬ 2013 is surprising smooth, not dry. Balanced with its plum &… Continue reading

Wine Review: Curious Beasts ‪‎Cabernet‬ ‪‎Sauvignon‬ 2014

Mr. Mertz, The ‪#‎Undertaker‬ knows there is a little curious beast in all of us and he’s dying to know yours! My ghoulish wine choice tonight is Curious Beasts ‪#‎Cabernet‬ ‪#‎Sauvignon‬ 2014 from… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day 2013 with Friends

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays you either look forward too with your significant other or you dread it because you’re single. Well I’m one of those single men who try to… Continue reading

Sunday Lunch – Seafood Fair at Home

I enjoy having my sons cook along side me in the kitchen, especially when they are contributing to the meal with one of their own creations! Today my son, Austin and I headed… Continue reading

Wine Review: Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza Red 2008

I have really enjoyed seeking out Rioja wines. I think when a person gets into drinking wines they first reds they will go to is a Merlot. It’s a safe bet. Then graduate… Continue reading

Wine Review: Vintage Ink Chardonnay 2009

Having been an artist for the last two decades, my taste of the arts is ever-changing. I like bold loud flaunting designs these days. Why be subtle? When you view a Picasso painting… Continue reading

Wine Review: Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo Reserva 2007

I’ve never been one for Spanish wines and really wasn’t paying attention to the origin when I slid this Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rioja Reserva 2007 into my basket one evening. I’m always looking… Continue reading

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