Wine Tasting

Luna in May

California Girl and I visited Luna so that we could taste the Chardonnay that is in their May release for wine club members. Luna’s Chardonnay show the versatility of the grape, with a variety of […]

Wine Tasting

Wine Competition

There are prizes that people aspire to win; Olympic Gold Medals, FA Cup Winners Medals, and Nobel Prizes, but these all pale in comparison to the honour that comes from winning the Conn Creek Blending […]

Madonna Estate
Wine Tasting

The Madonna Estate

The Madonna Estate sits between The Boon Fly Cafe and Domaine Carneros on the road between Napa and Sonoma. We have driven past it countless times and barely noticed it, let alone given it consideration […]

Alcohol

Dark ‘n Stormy

The Dark ‘n Stormy is a highball cocktail that consists of rum and ginger beer. That last sentence may seem factual, but it is an inaccurate statement; at least here in the US. The name […]

Vieux Carré
Alcohol

The Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré is another name for The French Quarter, the oldest and most famous district in the city of New Orleans. It means Old Square. This post is not about that district, but rather a […]

Wine Tasting

Ironhorse

We drove down a country road until it ended at a single track lane. We proceeded slowly up the lane, pulling off at one point to allow a car to pass us as it came […]

Alcohol

The Negroni

The Negroni is another classic cocktail, although unlike the Martini and the Old Fashioned, about which I have previously written, this one comes from Italy. There are several conflicting stories about the origination of this […]

Alcohol

The Old Fashioned

I am pedantic, opinionated, but not always consistent. I needed to start with that statement, due to my earlier post about cocktails. In that article I made it clear that any deviation from the one […]