Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Thousand PardonS

Sorry for the lack of uPdateS. As I alluded to earlier, I just moved from Northern Virginia, where I've been living for 5 years, back to NYC, where I'll be starting a new job in 5 weeks.

So right now, I'm unpacking, trying to get my life (and stemware) in order, and generally catching up on all the things I haven't had the chance to do.

Expect more frequent updates in the coming weeks -- my backlog is pretty big.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I've updated and reorganized the links to the right. If you have or know of any links that I'm missing, PleaSe fill me in!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

PSymPoSium RounduPS

Sorry for the lack of PoSting -- I'm in the process of moving from DC to NYC, so between that and finishing up work, I haven't yet had the time to transcribe all the awesomeness that was the PSymPoSium.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I can't really put into words how mindblowingly awesome the PSymPoSium was. [[Full disclosure -- I'm a member of PSILY, and received -- thanks to Jo Diaz and PSILY -- a partial travel/lodging stipend to assist me in coming to this conference from the east coast. I also got to attend the conference gratis]]

Not only were the two tastings (and the lunch!) out-of-this-world, but the information was fascinating and the people were fantastic as well.

I now have about 30 days' worth of content for the blog (and to the extent I exaggerate, it's not by much).

PSpecial Thanks to Jo Diaz for an amazing event and for Jim Concannon for hosting (and for everything else he's done for PS).

As for what else I have in PStore?

Well, tomorrow I'm off to Sevastapol to hang out with the inimitable Clark Smith (ironically from Westfield, NJ -- and yes, it's ironic because of the name of the adjacent town), who told me that he has "G-d's own Petite Sirah" in Barrels.

I'll leave you with this great bon mot from Clark, which demonstrates his clear PerSpective:
"Petite Sirah is, in my view, much better than Syrah."

Monday, August 3, 2009


I'm going to the Petite Sirah SymPoSium tomorrow, so I'm heading out tonight.

Between that and moving to NYC in two and a half weeks, it's been pretty crazy over here (even without work).

But in honor of the PSymPoSium, I leave you with one of Jo Diaz's great PoSts about my favorite winery, Vincent Arroyo.

Adobe Clayhouses: Not Just for HoPiS

(apologies for the strained pun title)

This week on Wine.woot is a three-pack from Clayhouse, featuring their 2006 Estate PS (from PaSo Robles). This wine, $25 MSRP, *WON* the 2006 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, beating out the 2000 Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne ($139) by a nose.

That wine is available, along with the 2006 Adobe Road blend (58% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, 15% Petite Sirah, 12% Malbec) and the 2005 Estate Cuvee (54% Syrah, 37% Grenache, and 9 percent PS), for $44.99 per trio, with $7 flat-rate shipping on your order of 1-3 bottles. Act now, because this surPriSe will be gone by 1am EDT on Thursday, if it doesn't sell out before that!