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Wine Review: Holman Ranch

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Sometimes, I wish I still lived in California. It’s just because of the wine and going wine tasting at the wineries. It’s an experience I miss. The good thing about living in Minnesota is that wine can be shipped right to my door. So, when Holman Ranch offered to send me samples of their wine, I jumped at the chance…. Read more »

Summer tradition: BBQ, barbecue, barbeque

Something I realized this summer, there are two kinds of barbecues. Some portions of the country call them cookouts, but it’s the same type of gathering. The weather warms up and someone invites you over to their house. Usually, they grill up some kind of meat and you bring the booze. This is where things start to diverge. I don’t… Read more »

A Californian Wine Tastes in Minnesota

Last weekend, Paul took me to some wineries in Minnesota for my birthday. Yes, friends, there are wineries in Minnesota.  I have heard locals speak of such places with condescension in their voices.  Personally, I am open to wineries anywhere in the United States or the countries in Europe I would visit.  I try not to be a wine snob. … Read more »

Happiness is Little Dreams Realized

One of the many great things about living in Minnesota is that I get to try new things… While new fast food joints might not seem sexy or even cool, I was very excited about three news ones. Well, actually, it was just two and a half. First, the half. We went to Culver’s. It reminded me of Foster’s Freeze,… Read more »

Booze Confusion

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Previously in a blog post or two, I’ve written about the random laws various states have with regard to alcohol. In California, it’s fairly liberal, I guess. You can buy hard liquor, wine, and beer in grocery stores. Heck, Target even has wine and beer. But, there are only so many liquor licenses to go around. The state does control… Read more »

Mixing it up with some Sacramento Bloggers

You would think that a beer crazy town like Sacramento would have a plethora of German themed bars or beirhalls if you will. As far as I know, LowBrau is the only one. And while I was disappointed that there was no oompa-like polka music to be heard, it paled in comparison to the pleasure I got from the delicious… Read more »

Another hidden food menace…

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When I move to Minnesota, I hope to lose my iced tea phobia. Here in California, iced tea is not always just plain, black tea in its delicious, natural form the way God intended. OK, man intended. Whatever. Here in California, they fruit up the damn tea…and don’t warn you! Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy an herbal tea every… Read more »