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Paul Draper on California Wine, Winemakers He Admires, and The Wine That Changed His Life

As part of a feature in the UK publication, Noble Rot, Paul Draper shares his insights on the following six questions:

1. What was the wine that changed your life? 441 more words

Ridge Vineyards

Gold Rush

March 2, 2011

I hadn’t really thought about it before, but the Gold Rush and the shenanigans of the Wild West took place here. The first gold – the stuff that started the whole Gold Rush in 1848 – was found in Coloma, near current-day Placerville, and we passed through it on our way back home from Lake Tahoe on Sunday. 454 more words


We're going to need more ducks

The Canuck is the quintessential planner in our relationship.  He is the one who makes sure all those ducks we need to move forward are aligned so that whatever logical (note the word) dreams I suggest are doable.   434 more words


When in Hollywood: Wait to rise for the grind! 

Lesson learnt the hard way: Nothing is more torturous than smelling coffee in front a of a closed hip coffee shop door because they don’t open — wait for it — until 7 a.m. 44 more words