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It appears that Captain Planet Month has, as sort of originally anticipated, taken longer than a month to unfold. I can think of a few reasons for this – chief among them being my sporadic update schedule as of late. Now sure, I could say I’ve been on some sort of odyssean Odyssey all this time, cursed to rove the seas for week after futile week as penance for offending the mighty god Poseidon; but that would […]

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You may have noticed something as of late: I haven’t been updating my beloved blog as much as I used to. The lapses have been subtle, but steady, and I admit I’ve harbored a fair amount of guilt over this sudden downward spiral of enological neglect. Truth be told, I’ve been working on another writing project: one which demands most of my creative energy, leaving me with little time to effuse about the wines that inspire my […]

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Much like Odysseus, the protagonist of Homer’s Odyssey, I am a great tactician and warrior favored by many mighty and beautiful goddesses. And also like Odysseus, I’ve been known to drink a glass of wine when the situation calls for it. But even though we share so very many similarities, Odysseus and I are worlds apart when it comes to our wines. As an ancient Greek general, he was in all likelihood rather patriotic, and therefore it’s […]

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