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Awesome Idiocy

Musings, Smell, Poop, Personal FAIL, Awesome Idiocy, Brazil, Brasil

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Everywhere I go I’m always the first person to smell something… be it good, or more likely than not, bad. Case in point…. about 15 of us were gathered in Brazil to celebrate Christmas eve. Festivities for me, however, take a stark pause as I clearly smell poopness. So I get my sniffer in overdrive, […]

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Personal Fail, Lost in Wine Translation, Tough Job for a Cooper, Em Portugues

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I find myself in Brazil, sipping a very nice Chilean red blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, and Syrah from Palo Alto) with a fellow wine lover.  He speaks zero English and my Portuguese is hovering slightly above pathetic.  We both love the wine.  Others join us and soon a cacophony of lovely Brasilian Portuguese fills the […]

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When SWAG attacks…..

So the Wine Harlot (@wineharlots) and Bill (@cuvee_corner) and I just returned from the media “preview show” for the Gourmet Experience to be held at the Del Mar Fair grounds October 9-10.  I’m sure will be a geat show, but more on that in later posts. Right now, I must report that as much as […]

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How NOT to use SanTasti cleansing beverage at your next wine tasting…

How NOT to use SanTasti cleansing beverage at your next wine tasting… or…. How to clean your freezer with a proprietary pectin, cellulose, and fizzy water concoction… 14 wines, 8 winos… I guess if this is the worst accident we had, we did OK. The San Diego Wine Mafia (#SDWM) likes to put SanTasti (see […]

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CACHAÇA and Rum – Seasick mobsters, 145-year-old yeast, and bad hair dye-jobs

What do: – Pinga – “The Evil” – “The Damned” – “The one that killed the policeman” – “The water birds will not drink” ….have in common? They are all names for Cachaça, a fiery spirit that stands on the bronze medal step for world booze production. Rum doesn’t even come close to the podium […]

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