Buying Wine, Sauvignon Blanc

In Defense of Sauvignon Blanc

Many wine writers and bloggers have written about the sea of ubiquitous and mediocre Sauvignon Blanc being produced in California and Washington. I am going to take a different approach and talk about some of my favorite Sauvignon Blancs. These wines can run with the big boys from the Loire and Marlborough.

Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

Pick My Next Bottle: ’95 Bordeaux

When I first began collecting and consuming wine 20+ years ago, sites like, and did not exist. Aside from hard copy subscriptions to the Wine Advocate or Wine Spectator, it was difficult to get current information on wines you were cellaring.

Tom at the STP
Random Musings

Takeaways from the 2012 Seattle-to-Portland Ride

Last Saturday I participated in my 7th Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. This Northwest rite of passage is a 204 mile journey that most riders complete over two days. Some people, yours truly included, like to hammer it out in one day. You get a lot of time to think when you’re pedaling for 12 hours. I thought I’d share some pearls…

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