Champagne in Epernay, France
Champagne in Epernay, France

I love to travel, write crazy stories, and drink wine, taking pictures along the way.

Favorite types of wine: Zinfandel, Riesling, Champagne (and all sparkling wines)

Least favorite/most misunderstood types of wine: Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Noir

Favorite US wines: Ridge for Zinfandel, Gruet for sparkling wine, and too many wineries for Riesling to list. OK, here are a few: Hermann J. Wiemer, Chateau Lafayette Reneau, Lamoreaux LandingThirsty Owl, Brotherhood, Hazlitt, and Dr. Konstantin Frank.

Oldest wine ever tasted: a 1978 Ridge California Zinfandel Paso Robles (in 2012)

Last wine I made at home: a “country-style” sparkling wine made from Finger Lakes Chardonnay grape juice from Fall Bright Winery. I separated the base wine into three different batches and used three unusual sugars for the secondary fermentation. The wines just wrapped up their first month of a three-month aging process.


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