To Drink the Wine That Napa Makes

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In Vino Veritas: In Wine, There is Truth

“In wine there is the truth.” It’s a latin phrase that refers to the remarkable ability of wine to bring out people’s true feelings. We’ve all been there before: several glasses in, feeling a warm glow, inhibitions wiped away…and the truth comes out—sometimes for the good, other times…well…you might just hope that the truth serum comes with a memory-eraser so you don’t have to relive the silly, embarrassing or awkward moments of truth spurred on by the multiple glasses of liquid courage you just consumed....more

Menopausal and Happy Traipsing through Napa’s Wine Country

Have you noticed that as we get older we pick-up tendencies to be shamelessly blatant and daringly bolder? But then a little wine down-the-hatch goes a long way towards raising one’s spirits and courage! And that’s just what happened in Napa’s fresh country air; now add some bubbly and smooth, silky reds, as I did this past weekend, and you, too, will lose all abandon to the wind, as I did!...more

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While I do believe in the transcendent quality of wonderful wines meticulously paired with perfect food, I think it's bunk. I really believe with all my heart that the moment of enlightenment and Buddha-like nirvana can occur with a ridiculous bottle of 75-year old port and chocolate just as much as it can occur with a warm chocolate chip cookie or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of milk. Or, in the case of one particularly fabulous film, a dish of ratatouille that transports you to the days in your mother's kitchen. ...more