The Writer’s Bite

Sometimes it takes a moment of stillness to bring you back to where you need to be. I think it’s safe to say that we are all going through that right now. A moment. A day, week, a month? How long has it been since you last saw friends? Family? Your manicurist? Almost eight full…

These Ladies are Good

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and I totally dropped the ball on making it a big deal. I tried to recover on Twitter, but I should have been more on top of the day dedicated to celebrating us ladies. Because I am a day late (better late than never?), and everyone else already got their…

Don’t Bring Backpacks into the Getty

I landed in Los Angeles around noontime today, February 6, 2013. (I literally almost said June, which tells you where my mind is, or isn’t, or maybe it’s just a reflection on the amount of wine I drank at “Wine Hour” at my hotel.) Excited about the afternoon of leisure that I had awaiting me…

Kill Your Heroes

My inspiration for this post comes from one of my new favorite songs by AWOLNATION. The song happens to be called, “Kill Your Heroes,” which is an odd name for a post on a blog dedicated to history and wine, you say. Yes, I guess it is. We spend a lot of time looking back through…

What Do I Do With Killed Wine Bottles?

What happens when wine bottles go to heaven? You know, after you “kill” them by drinking all of the contents until there is nothing left except for a drop of wine deliciousness. Then, you try to lick that last drop off of the rim of the bottle before you toss it. No? Just me? Instead…