California’s wine fame can be traced back to a single event; a blind tasting competition in 1976, wherein a bottle of 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and a bottle of 1973 Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena, bested the most prestigious French wines of the time in a blind tasting.Read More
Bill Gates is credited with proclaiming that he would “choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” As it turns out, this sentiment doesn’t only apply to people, but seems to be a driving force behind all successful life on earth.Read More
It has been said that there is nothing new under the sun. And, as an example of how true that statement is, here are a couple more to the same effect: those who forget history are doomed to repeat it; this too, shall pass; and the more things change, the more they stay the same. But, when there is real tumult in the world, there always seems to be a feeling that this time is different.
When it comes to the drought currently plaguing the western US...
So, that Gin and Tonic you may find yourself enjoying at a Labor Day BBQ is not just a good summer drink, but an interesting example of how history can create flavor.Read More
My college RA imparted many words of wisdom, but none were heeded so vigorously as the proscription against letting cold beer get warm. This, he confidently stated, caused beer to “skunk.” These words hit home for our entire floor and we carefully planned our purchases of warm or cold beer accordingly. But no matter how careful we were...Read More