Yearly Archives: 2012

Kindle for Christmas?

Did you get a new Kindle for Christmas? Then you need something to read. If you are wine-inclined, download one or both of my books onto your new Kindle! Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Tasting is a fun and easy book covering the basics of wine. You’ll never be intimidated by wine snobs […]


Merry Mayan Apocalypse!

  Wishing you all the very best of this holiday season.  Hoping that your Solstice is Merry, your Yule is cool and the New Year very happy indeed.  May 2013 bring us all Peace, Prosperity, Health and Contentment.  I raise my glass to you all.  See you in the New Year. Share this:Share

Stage Left Cellars, in Oakland.  Their friendly tasting room.

Book Signing & Tasting Fees

I will be having a book signing in Oakland this weekend. There is also news about Amador County wineries instituting tasting fees.  Let’s chat a bit about both. Book Signing Saturday, December 1st, Stage Left Cellars in Oakland is hosting me for a book sale and signing.  I am honored to be included in their […]

Four Wines to Serve With Turkey

This is an updated version of last year’s What Wine to Serve With Turkey post.  I’ve added a fourth wine. It is that time of the year again.  We’re all turning our minds towards preparing for the Thanksgiving dinner.  Those of us who know a little bit about wine start getting asked “what wine goes […]

A Cabernet Franc I Will Never Forget

After spending the day preparing for my trip to the North East, last Wednesday evening my partner and I had opened a bottle of Gold Hill Vineyard’s 2008 Cabernet Franc. We each had a glass and though we enjoyed it, we both noted that it was sweeter than other Cab Franc’s we had tasted. The […]

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Wine 101 eBook Promotion Today & Tomorrow Only

Today, Friday 8/31 and tomorrow, 9/1, the Kindle edition of my second book, Wine 101: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Tasting, will be FREE at  This is a limited time opportunity.  Sunday the price goes back to $4.95. No Kindle? No problem!  Amazon offers the Kindle app for iPad, iPhone, Android smart phones, Mac’s, and PC’s. […]