Happy Hour

That's the spirit!

During the recent Tales of the Cocktail, which was terrific in case you missed it, there was some discussion about the “Renaissance of the American Cocktail.”Whether there has been a renaissance or not is beyond discussion. A new wave of…

Sure took long enough

Usually lost in any historical discussion of our area, is the fact that in the early 1500’s, Spanish explorers were the first Europeans to discover our region when Panfilo de Narváez discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River. This was…

Misunderstood

You have never in your lifetime, and this is no doubt true going back many, many generations, ever had a wine that was only one grape from one section of one vineyard. I, of course, have no psychic powers, and,…

Shaken, and Stirred

Last week, we expounded on the wines from Santa Lucia Highlands, not too far from Monterey. Good juice. This week, we are moving a bit further south down the Central Coast of California to the delightful agricultural town of Paso…

Stripe-changing

Correcting a Zig, when it should have been a Zag, is a lot tougher than it sounds. As any broken-field-runner football player can attest, moving in one direction with momentum, then deciding a change is needed, is not the easiest…

Before You Enter the Battlefield, You Need A Plan

Whether it’s your life, a business deal, a vacation, or even just figuring out what to do this weekend, you need to have a plan. Clear thinking and a course of action can save you time, frustration, disappointment, and whole…

Time in a Bottle

We are proud to begin our journey with myneworleans.com, and happy for the opportunity to share with you the news and the pleasures of enjoying wine and spirits. That’s what we will be doing here every week, sharing with you…