Drink the Good Stuff in 2022

Drink the Good Stuff in 2022

        In 2022, I enter my twelfth year of blogging and post for the 659th time.  Today we ponder yet another year of uncertainties.  I remember sitting in a neighbor’s lawn drinking wine with our outdoor chairs, sanitary wipes, and social distancing in March of 2020 where we all tried to gauge […]

Cornerstone Cellars’ Winemaker Kari Auringer: Blending Passion and Kindness

            Kari Auringer didn’t set out to use her creativity and craftsmanship to make wine at Cornerstone Cellars.  Her initial thought, after college graduation in 1981, was that she was cold – very cold – and packed up her Z28 Camero with the goal of move from Wisconsin to anyplace […]

Pandemic Thoughts One Year Later

Pandemic Thoughts One Year Later

            A year ago (and a day) I posted about having no words in navigating the uncharted world of a pandemic.  I was physically in the same place that I am today, the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico, where we have spent Spring break as long as we’ve […]

Is A Texas Winery On Par with A Bar?

Blue Ostrich

    Courtesy of Blue Ostrich Vineyard & Winery   For a winery, navigating how to proceed in a pandemic world is as clear as reading tea leaves to find out one’s future – especially in Texas. Since March, Texas wineries have been told to shut down, reopen and then shut down again while restaurants, […]