matchbook tempranillo

Matchbook Tempranillo at A Latte Vino (Casa Grand, AZ), to pair with a meatlovers flatbread.

new mexico chenin blanc 

Chenin Blanc from Vivac Winery (2015). Vivac translates to high altitude refuge. Vivac sits at 6000 feet. 100% New Mexico grapes.

vineyard grant james

While spending a week in the mountains overlooking San Diego, we had a chance to visit Vineyard Grant James in Ramona, California (if you decide to visit, they are only open Friday – Sunday). About an hour out of San Diego, it is worth the drive. We had a standard tasting flight that included a…

the barista

Trying to beat the heat by sipping The Barista (8.5% ABV) from Clown Shoes Beer (Ipswich MA), a breakfast brown ale brewed with espresso and oatmeal. Malty with nice coffee flavors. Highly recommended. And thanks to Grant & Trish for the great father’s day gift of nice beers. 

wine in the air

Had a chance to try a new white blend on our Southwest flight from San Antonio today. The Whistling Thorn Chenin Blanc and Chardonay blend (South Africa) was ok, would be best very cold on the patio or by the pool…in a proper glass.