What I’m Drinking

Following along with the wines that I’m drinking from my sponsors the Wine Spies

A bottle of the 2017 Fogelson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Wine lovers Are All Polyamorous

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How can polyamory not be complicated? Just dealing with one person—one friend, one lover, one spouse—is so complicated that it takes twelve roses to find your perfect mate on The Bachelor. Twelve!

3 bottles of wine created by Pairs With Life Cellars

Pairs With Life Cellars: A Wine Marketer Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

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The bottom line is, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in the wine business. I have tasted thousands of wines. I’ve watched wineries and trends come and go. I have taken to these pages to praise what I’ve seen & tasted, or to bitch about it. And now it’s time to put my money where my mouth is.

A bottle of 2016 Boatique Winery Petite Sirah from Lake County

Boatique Petite Sirah 2016, Lake County

If I’m going to be honest (and I am at least 31% of the time), I’ve only been a moderate fan of Petite Sirah in the past. Typically, the massive tannins, which are a signature of the varietal, overwhelm the fruit. Now, if I’m sitting down for a dinner consisting of a can of lard and a spoon, Petite Sirah is the perfect pairing.

A bottle of 2016 DRNK Pinot Noir, Cavers Cuvée, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

DRNK Pinot Noir, Cavers Cuvée, Russian River Valley

DRNK is a small family-run operation started by winemaker Ryan Kunde with his wife Katie and her parents. Together their initials spell DRNK – hence the name. Ryan is a die-hard RRV guy who tends to each block in his vineyards with insane detail.