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Wine of the Day: Ritual Sauvingon Blanc

Wine and Apple -TV+, a perfect pairing. #Cheers


If you haven’t tuned into the latest road trip series with Ewan McGregor on Apple+, “Long Way Up,” you are missing out. The show features two long time friends, Ewan and his buddy, Charley Boorman, on their third journey from point a to point b on their motorcycles.

They did the first series, “Long Way Round” in 2004, followed by “Long Way Down” in 2007, and now thirteen years later, “Long Way Up” has just been released with episodes airing every Thursday. Comparing the first series with this one shows that with a bit of age we all get smarter, and hopefully more aware of the world around you.

Casablanca Valley, Chile

Traveling with the two and the same crew they have used for each series we begin at the southern tip of Argentina, traveling north zig-zaging through Argentina and Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, etc., ending in Los Angeles…

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Another Year Around The Sun For This One


Happy, happy birthday Gary!

Though there may be parts of this past year that you wish could be redone, we have also had some very good times. I couldn’t be more blessed to call you husband and Yoda’s Dada. Everyday you make me laugh and bring us joy. There is no one I would rather be with in good times or bad.

Thank you for loving us, even in a pandemic. Cheers to you, and all the happiness you bring us all. We love you!!! @GaryCogill

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Bottle of the Day….


Today we raise a glass to glass, and those wineries that practice restraint in their packaging. I just opened a wine shipment with bottles that have to weigh 5 pounds each. Why, why are these bottles so heavy? Is the wine inside any better than the wine inside a bottle weighing half or a third as much?

I feel compelled to set the record straight as I believe there may be a perception that a heavier bottle means the wine inside is of premium quality. Yes, the wine may be very good, but in reality, not necessarily any better than any other.

I could understand the logic of the heavy bottle if, say, it was a wine that is meant to be aged, as these bottles are also often quite dark in color and hold robust red wines with bold tannins that need years to soften. However, these wines (like…

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