Ritual of Coffee

I’m often asked why I spend so much time making my morning cup of coffee. Why I measure, pre-infuse, wait, pour, and consume. It’s not only a matter of making the best possible cup of coffee so I can get my day started. But it’s a way of starting my day out on a productive…

Great Wines of Italy, 2019

This past weekend my wife and I attended Great Wines of Italy hosted by James Suckling. This event is part of a series to bring some of the best Italian wines to the US for people to explore. And I believe an opportunity of restaurant owners or other supplies to find more wines to bring…

12hrs in Paris

We recently took a trip to South Africa for a week to visit my sister and meet my nephew. It was a lovely trip as we stayed at a game reserve called Mabula. A good time for us to relax, disconnect and charge our batteries. If you’re looking for a place to stay and see…

Additions to our Cellar

We have some club shipments coming in from Silverado and Petrichor. We also picked up a few bottles over the past two weeks that we added to our cellar. Here’s the list of wines that came in. 2014 Gaja Barbaresco I’ll admit, I splurged a bit on this one. Through my research over the past few…

Curious world of Wine Auctions

Most of the wines in our collection come from local wineries where we are part of their wine club. Currently those are Scribe, Silverado and Petrichor. But recently discovered a section on K&L Wines that’s been tickling my fancy. And that’s their auctions page. Now before I continue, I don’t claim to be an expert in buying wines. I…

How we travel

After a recent trip to Japan with two close friends, my wife and I realized that we travel somewhat differently. Not that either of us did something better, nor is there a right and wrong here, but it was different. Prior to this trip, the four of us got together to do some planning. Tickets…

Simple Bread Recipe

Over the past few weeks I’ve been really into the bread making world. I’ve made everything from boules to epi baguettes. Here’s a simple recipe anyone can follow. Before we start with the recipe, let’s have some of the basic tools you should get in order to make the best possible home-made bread. Your wallet…