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    Las Vegas Strip Casinos. Every. Single. One.

    Rat Pack! Inside the Bellagio’s spring exhibit Stratosphere The Palazzo Las Vegas Westport – used to be LV Hilton View of the MGM, Excalibur, and New York New York from the Signature Flamingo “back yard” Inside the Paris Casino I’ve lived in Las Vegas for nearly 21 years since I moved from Southern California (Motto: Taxes R Us!).

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    Ichabod Crane and Rip Van Winkle? This Ain’t Your Grand Father’s Hudson Valley!!!

    Guest Post by Carlo Devito I live down the road from a high school named for Washington Irving’s famed character Ichabod Crane (from The Legend of the Headless Horseman), and a few miles from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge that connects Hudson to the Catskills. Quaint folktales all. And yes, Irving was the first American literary superstar.

    4 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      New Feature: Daily Drinkers

      Vegas Wineaux - - 3 readers - So what are “Daily Drinkers”? Those are the wines that you just pop, pour, and enjoy without a hit to the budget. Does this mean cheap wines a là Two Buck Chuck? Not at all! It means that with a little attention to regions and styles, you can find a favorite to enjoy on a regular basis.

      Proof: A Reference Book That’s a Fun Read

      Vegas Wineaux - - 3 readers - Title: Proof: The Science of Booze Author: Adam Rogers Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcour Release Date: May 2014 Format: Hardcover, Softcover, Kindle, Audio Pages: 272 The upshot is that I recommend that you buy the book. Even if you just want to learn a little about the science of booze (and wine and beer and sake) this will still be a good read because of Mr.

      My Las Vegas: Mezzo

      Vegas Wineaux - - 2 readers - Pinot Grigio. Yeah I know. But I liked it anyway. I wrote about The Strip a post or two ago, but before I start talking about Strip adventures, I thought I’d talk about My Las Vegas. It’s difficult to believe that people can live very normal lives here, but it’s true. I have a two-story condo that I share with my two furry roomies, Peaches and Angel.

      Tales from the AVA front

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 1 readers - “Democracy,” Winston Churchill told the House of Commons in 1947, “is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

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      My Las Vegas: Mezzo

      …Pinot Grigio. Yeah I know. But I liked it anyway. I wrote about The Strip a post or two ago, but before I start talking about Strip adventures, I thought I’d talk about My Las Vegas. It’s difficult to believe that people can live very normal lives here, but it’s true. I have a two-story condo that I share with my two furry roomies, Peaches…

      2 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Proof: A Reference Book That’s a Fun Read

      …Title: Proof: The Science of Booze Author: Adam Rogers Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcour Release Date: May 2014 Format: Hardcover, Softcover, Kindle, Audio Pages: 272 The upshot is that I recommend that you buy the book. Even if you just want to learn a little about the science of booze (and wine and beer and sake) this will still be a good read…

      3 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Las Vegas Strip Casinos. Every. Single. One.

      …Rat Pack! Inside the Bellagio’s spring exhibit Stratosphere The Palazzo Las Vegas Westport – used to be LV Hilton View of the MGM, Excalibur, and New York New York from the Signature Flamingo “back yard” Inside the Paris Casino I’ve lived in Las Vegas for nearly 21 years since I moved from Southern California (Motto: Taxes R Us!). Over the years…

      6 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Daily Drinkers: 2013 Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Blend

      …2013 Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Appearance 90/10 Nose 87/10 Palate 87/10 Finish 85/10 QPR 92/10 What's Great - Unusual but tasty blend - Great price point - Doesn't taste - Viognier is noticeable and good What's Not - Shortish finish - More simple than complex This is so good. And the price point is ideal. I can’t say that this is a wine brimming…

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      New Feature: Daily Drinkers

      …So what are “Daily Drinkers”? Those are the wines that you just pop, pour, and enjoy without a hit to the budget. Does this mean cheap wines a là Two Buck Chuck? Not at all! It means that with a little attention to regions and styles, you can find a favorite to enjoy on a regular basis. While it’s true that you can generally find good buys…

      3 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Tasting Notes: 2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc

      …2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc Appearance 95/10 Nose 85/10 Palate 75/10 Finish 65/10 What's Great - Beautiful Color and Clarity - Texture and Mouthfeel - Low Cost - Fragrance, More or Less What's Not - Metallic when Cold - Loses Flavor and Fragrance as it Warms - Too Much RS - 14.9% ABV - Short Finish, Unpleasant Aftertaste About a year…

      1 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Tales from the AVA front

      …“Democracy,” Winston Churchill told the House of Commons in 1947, “is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Churchill might still have been sour toward democratic forms of government, given the fact that, two years previously, he had been unceremoniously thrown out of office…

      1 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      What Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving

      …Given the tradition of the holiday, Wine Columnist Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal recommends keeping it American and highlights several under-the-radar US wine regions worthy of attention. ON WINE: LETTIE TEAGUE THERE IS ONE day of the year that we celebrate our collective American-ness with a large piece of poultry and (hopefully) a nice…

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      Eric Asimov Lauds Finger Lakes Riesling in the New York Times

      …One of America’s most open-minded and thoughtful critics, Eric Asimov has long given attention to the wines of New York. This week, he’s published a piece devoted entirely to the rieslings being made in the Empire State’s Finger Lakes region, “I’ve had excellent rieslings from Oregon and Washington, and terrific rieslings from Michigan, though…

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      Carlo DeVito Recounts His Visit to Maryland’s Black Ankle Vineyards During DLW13

      …Carlo DeVito is virtually synonymous with regional wines because of his blog East Coast Wineries, Yesterday, he published a post about a visit to Black Ankle Vineyards last spring as part of Drink Local Wine 2013: “It’s difficult to have to write about Black Ankle Vineyards yet again. I know it must seem repetitive that I am writing about them…

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