I’m Liking What Everyone Else is Liking – Some Silver Oak Love

I’m Liking What Everyone Else is Liking – Some Silver Oak Love

One of the biggest questions that I get asked, as a wine professional, is my opinion on the wines that have secured their feet in the sand as "wine fan" favorites. I am here to admit that I do not regularly drink Sassicaia, Tignanello, Penfolds Grange (that may be a lie), Caymus - you get [...]

Deep Reflections and Crappy Montepulciano

Deep Reflections and Crappy Montepulciano

What to do if, when walking into a dinner party, a deep conversation is taking place and there is little or no interest in your opinion. Harsh, honest, but what do I mean by that?  I think we all choose who we want the best advice from; consciously or unconsciously.  There is always that better [...]

Shaniqua Says I Can’t Sell Rose

Shaniqua Says I Can’t Sell Rose

How do you handle the itching behind the eyeballs I call pressure? Pressure leads me to my new associate- enter anxiety.  This is a new partner in my life.  I'm handling anxiety better by giving it a persona.  This was an example/lesson/practice I read in the amazing book The Untethered Soul (thanks G) - imagine the voice [...]

Rebounds and Getting Played – Real Wine Talk

Rebounds and Getting Played – Real Wine Talk

I cannot disconnect myself with what is happening in my mind and what is happening personally in my life from this blog. This morning I woke up, checked out social media, witnessed a special someone creeping around town like an animal, felt like a brick hit me in the face (or the dead heart that [...]