See what you lost when you left this world, this sweet old world. Goodbye Anthony Buordain and Other Notes on a Wine Card.

Last week Anthony Bourdain took his own life.  I won’t try to analyze why this happened, instead I want to…

Constant Disruptions, National Wine Day, Octopuses From Outer Space, and other Notes on a Wine Card.

One of the best aspects of my job is to be able to meet the incredible people who make the…

Visit with Ryan Deovlet, a hangover cure that’s not menudo, John Kelly is a schmuck, and other Notes on a Wine Card

I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan Deovlet, owner and winemaker extraordinaire of  Deovlet Wines located in San Luis Obispo.  I’ve…

Mother’s Day History, Rudi G – Chipotle Trainee, and other Notes on a Wine Card

Mother’s Day is coming up and if you notice, it is spelled Mother’s Day and not Mothers’ Day.  According to…

The Best Winemaker in California? Boorish Wine Snobs, Wine Shortages and other Notes on a Wine Card

Who’s the best winemaker in California? That’s a tough question to answer, I do have a list of my favorite winemakers, but it is tough for me to pick my favorite of the bunch. I will say that after sitting down to lunch with Bibiana González Rave Pisoni and tasting through her incredible lineup of wines, she is in the running for the top spot in my book!