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Tasting Notes: A Late Summer Night’s Dream (Job)

Tasting Notes: A Late Summer Night’s Dream (Job) Beautiful summer night in August, and a Sunday to boot…nothing like a wine event to forestall the onset of the ramp-up to Monday morning…and of course squeeze out a few more hours of a great summer weekend. Once again, I’d have liked to have been a guest… Continue Reading

What I Drank On My Summer Vacation, Part 1, or, How To Take A Wine Trip

To briefly answer the question “what did you drink on your summer vacation?”…I can say, I drank well….really well. But as many of you know, I cant be bried, so before getting into wine specifics in Part 2, I want to use my personal experiences to outline how to be a wine tourist. I was… Continue Reading

Sipping “Shades of Grey”

It’s not sweeps month I know, but I figured this topic might be of interest. Right upfront, I will admit to not having read the book (or books). Im not morally opposed, but I think originally it was just available for e-readers, and Im still reading old school. Anyhow, here is how I got the… Continue Reading

What Wine (and Beer) Goes with Maplewoodstock*

What Wine and Beer Goes With Maplewoodstock* * if I had actually consumed alcohol in a public park since everyone knows its against the law So this past weekend was a little event in my community known as Maplewoodstock, where lots of folks get together to hear lots of really good bands, some fairly well… Continue Reading

Final Public (Free) Event (for now) for “The Intersection of Art and Wine” Friday 6/29

When I approached Rick Hauser and Micha Hamilton at GAS Gallery and Studio about using the gallery as a site for a tv show idea where I assembled some artists and talked art and wine, I never thought we’d have gotten to this point…more on that point later. As the show took place, with we… Continue Reading

The Birthplace of My New Blog Starts With..The Birthplace of Wine

I’ve written a bunch of stuff about wine, but I have finally found a home to consolidate it all (I think)…here on the new Grapes Unwrapped website. So I figured I’d start writing about a wine I had recently from what is most likely the birthplace of wine. It works too because we’re in the… Continue Reading


I am not the swiftest when it comes to technology, but as The Grapes Unwrapped gets more popular, whether it be my show or my events, I figured I had to get swifter. So, here it is…the inaugural post on my new website. Swirl Wine Events is morphing into The Grapes Unwrapped…I like the name… Continue Reading

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