“Wiener” Meets Trump on Part 2 of This Week’s Wine & Film Podcast

Part two of this week's "Wine and Film, A Perfect Pairing" Podcast on reVolver Podcasts Gary gets into the mind of former New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner, and the documentary about his run for mayor of New York in 2013. And, the most appropriate pairing for the well made film, about a complete narcissist has … Continue reading “Wiener” Meets Trump on Part 2 of This Week’s Wine & Film Podcast

We’re Curious? Repeal of the Bag Ban in Dallas…

Reblogging this a year later.
Sadly, nothing has changed. Grab your plethora of freebie bags given at every event in Dallas and please stop using plastic bags. Our oceans, Hawaii’s honu, and environment, will thank you.


Gary and I don’t get political. We certainly have our views and opinions, but usually keep them to ourselves. Sadly, I feel the need to question the latest vote from our city council to repeal the plastic bag ban set in place January 1st of this year. In reading the reasons why the repeal happened I do understand that the ordinance had many hurdles to work through, not the least including that the state could overturn the local decision in their next session, but come on people, stop using plastic bags!

Maybe we are just a little closer to our oceans here in Hawaii. And we take the effects that products, that simply will not break down in our landfills, will have on our environment very seriously.
It just seems like such a simple thing to use recyclable bags for shopping. Just purchase a big stack, or keep the promotional…

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A Toast To Napa Valley



Pristine, beautiful, lively and always changing while remaining a bit the same, I love Napa Valley. Yes, the traditional tours and tasting opportunities up and down Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail are wonderful, but for me the real heart of Napa lies in the hillsides and valleys, some that are well known, many that aren’t, particularly some of those on Howell Mountain like Black Sears, Cade and Viader.

Yesterday I posted a story on the D Magazine/SideDish site on a few exceptional wines, like a new find from our recent trip, Italics, along with stunning Vineyard 29 & Lokoya, Brandlin, Inglenook and more.  Details on all linked here.

40th anniversaryBut today is actually a very special day as it is the 40th anniversary of theJudgement of Paris. 40 years ago British wine merchant brought a group of highly respected French wine influencers together…

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