Now that the Oscar's red carpet is respectfully rolled up and you've probably had your fill of bad girl ballet, I was peering into a juicy red bubble of love and started thinking about all the wonderful things that simply fit together - like Pinot and Noir, Adam and Eve, ballet and burlesque. Yes, you heard right! Grab a glass of grace and goodness and let's make those tassels twirl with a flurry. Black Swan madness - that's what I'm talkin' about!
Mother Nature promised snow, and La Nina made sure she delivered. If you're a winter wonderland type, then you're living large right about now. Yah baby! Grab your glass and let's hit the slopes!
Since phones were invented, we've all been inspired to pick up and dial after drinking one or five too many drinks. Now, with smartphones, there are even more opportunities to make bad decisions instantly with drunken emailing and texting. App developers try to save us from ourselves and dissuade the temptation with "The Bad Decision Blocker" and "Don't Dial" phone apps, which attempt to prevent us from emailing our boss, texting our ex or calling our next.
Describe sexy. It's one of the most elusive wonders.
Alphabet letters on labels are all the rage. And on wine's wheel of fortune, lots of single letters come into play. So grab a glass and a dictionary, and let's see if we can solve this puzzle.
Soon, hot bodies in cold weather will be descending on our neighbor to the north, and if you have a front-row seat, clearly 2010 is off to a great start!
The German and I headed south - Mendocino-south to the northern coast of California for the annual family camping trip. Yes, sometimes I camp - Rocky Mountain High and the works.
So the German and I are headed to … well, Germany. And on this particular trip, I'm meeting the ex-wife. Why? Because the German became good friends with the prince who took her off his hands.
The universal truth is such that we're all looking for that perfect match. Whether you're a man, woman or lobster, life is about test-driving enough potentials to eventually find that perfect match. And, often, on our journey, we invoke the power of wine to help us reach just a little bit further. We drink in pursuit of Mr. Right - and we drink even more in pursuit of Mr. Right Now.
One of the blessings of this time of year is the chance it gives me to connect with you, my friends and family. I wish I could call you all personally, but really, who has that kind of time. I am so excited to tell you about my amazing life and all the wonderful things that have happened.
If Dr. No says The World is Not Enough and The Man with the Golden Gun, Goldfinger or Goldeneye didn't see A View to a Kill, which was really meant For Your Eyes Only ... well that's a lot of responsibility, let alone if you're going to Live and Let Die just to Die another Day, is the hassle really worth it?
On a recent horseback ride through vineyards in Zillah, Wash., apparently, we weren't the only ones tasting juice.