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Travel to Mexico

(Winery & Vineyard Visit), Monte Xanic, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico

Drinking that great 1997 Xanic (Baja) Cabernet the other night got me reflecting…. I’ve been a fan of the wines from Monte Xanic in Baja, Mexico (Valle de Guadalupe) for many years, and became a fan of their facility when I went to a “Fiestas de la Vendimia” event there in August.  Tough not to […]

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Drunken Opossums: A crash course in the evolution of Tequila and Mezcal


The kick of caffeine was allegedly discovered after humans witnessed twitchy, spasmatic goats dancing at what some consider the world’s first rave party.   Those hairy revelers had, minutes before the imaginary techno beats commenced, been gorging wild coffee beans.  Similarly, Tequila may be the end result of our surveillance of a seriously tipsy opossum.  Certain […]

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