A Mad Dash Through Central Otago

One of our main objectives to visiting New Zealand, apart from enjoying the wild splendor of the south island, was to visit the heart of Central Otago and learn as much as we could in the little time we had. So, I polled some social media connections in the States, Australia, and New Zealand, and […]

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No Place To Hide

Well, the jig is up. Thanks to the kindness of Jessica Yadegaran of the Bay Area News Group, there is no more flying under the radar. I’m taking this pleasant bit of serendipity as encouragement to publish more blogs, ratchet up my freelance work, and, in general, continue the progress I’ve made in the past […]

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Out With The Old…

The blogosphere today, the last day of 2012, is rife with wrap-ups and recriminations, and countless writers making predictions for the coming year. I myself have no prognostications to offer, but I do have a brief, modest list of things I’d like to leave behind in 2012; three issues that I hope are no longer […]

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We Don’t Need No Education! Actually, Yes We Do.

If you type “wine education” into the Google search bar, you get 484 million results. Put those words into quotation marks and the results are pared down to a still unmanageable 1.2 million. Clearly, what this simple phrase suggests is anything but simple. Wine education can mean many different things depending on whom you ask. […]

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