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Engineer by day based in NOVA who writes, blogs and tweets about the appreciation and enjoyment of fine wine. @myvinespot | myvinespot@yahoo.com.

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New on myvinespot.com … Wine with a View: Pours from Markus Wine Co., Stinson Vineyards, and Illahe Vineyards. Please see link in bio (Thanks!) #wine #winelover #winewriter #wineblogger #beachlife #lifesabeach #LodiWine #Lodi #vawine #WillametteValley #orwine #linkinbio
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird (…maybe another blue jay)! It's a plane! It's Superman! #lol #backyardbird #birding #bird #BlueJay #BigBlue
What great game plan and execution—on both sides of the ball. AFC Championship here we come! I’m pairing this splash of Condrieu with a phat win. Go Pats!  #GOAT #GoPats #PatsNation #DoYourJob #NotDone #NFLPlayoffs
If it wasn't for that orange-red beak, this cute female cardinal would be pretty well camouflaged. #GoodMorning #SundayMorning #backyardbird #birding #bird #Cardinal #NorthernCardinal #snow #AlexandriaVA
I woke up to snow and chirps: many active cardinals out back. Here’s a handsome male with a wee bit o’ snow on the beak. #GoodMorning #SundayMorning #backyardbird #birding #bird #Cardinal #NorthernCardinal #snow #AlexandriaVA
The #Patriots host the early game tomorrow. I’ll be snowed in with leftovers and good #wine. I have two words for you: Go Pats! #GoPats #PatsNation #DoYourJob #NotDone #NFLPlayoffs #babybackribs
Pork, Pinot and Playoffs! Got my ribs on a little late, but the winter snow storm is late too. The Pinot Noir is from Rick Longoria of Longoria Wines. Dude crafts some very nice Pinots; particularly the bottling from his estate vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Cheers! #NFLPlayoffs #GMGNation #babybackribs #wine #winelover #PinotNoir
This vintage is still drinking nicely. Glad I have several bottles left. Not surprising though, this wine was built to last. Happy Friday, friends—open something delicious and enjoy the night! *Clink* #wine #winelover #HappyFriday #Teldeschi #PetiteSirah #Sonoma #DryCreekValley
This guy has been delivering the goods for decades. 69 years young (when this album was released in 2017), sounds great, and surrounded by a cast of talented musicians—his backing band: The Sensational Space Shifters. Another fine piece of work! 👍🏽🎸🎼🎻🎤🥁🍷#RobertPlant #CarryFire #Americana #RockMusic #music #album #musiclove #nowplaying #artist
Bervini 1955 NV Spumante Rosé: 1955 represents the year the estate was established by Antonio Bergamo. Today the winery is operated by 2nd and 3rd generation family members. Produced from Glera, the principal grape of Prosecco, and Roboso, a red wine grape grown primarily in northeastern Italy; fruit was sourced from the family estate in Friuli–Venezia Giulia—Italy’s north-easternmost region.  Bright salmon in color, this wine is fresh, crisp and effervescent, loaded with notes of ripe red berries and citrus blossom. It’s priced at under $20 and is perfect for just about any occasion. I enjoyed it with a bowl of truffle parmesan & black pepper popcorn, while watching one of my favorite movies: The Island of Dr. Moreau—the 1977 version starring Burt Lancaster and Michael York.  #Spumante #Rosé #ItalianWine #sparklingwine #bubbly #wine #winelover #myvinespot
Piano & a Microphone 1983: Here’s the first posthumous release (Sept 2018) from Prince’s (once private) Paisley Park music vault. It’s a demo cassette that sat untouched for years. He recorded it in a single-take some time in 1983 in his home studio.  This is right after 1999, so he’s on top of the music world. It contains 34 minutes of him riffing, stretching his chops, and sketching out ideas—an intimate glimpse into his creative process. There’s such emotion here, you’d think he were performing in front of an audience, not alone in a basement. As much pleasure as I get from listening to this gem (over and over), I’m quite confident your Royal Badness wouldn’t have wanted this stuff put out for public consumption. There’s probably 2-3 decades worth of music in his vault, and if this one-off “demo” is a sign of things to come, his fans are in for a treat, but not without debate. #Prince #music #gem #PianoAndAMicrophone #MusicalGenius
#Albariño from #RíasBaixas (Galicia: Northwest Spain) is high on my list for seafood dishes and lighter fare. The wine’s inherent freshness, purity, and raciness are ideal for such foods. For friends unfamiliar, try a few bottles (usually under $20); I don’t think you will be disappointed. My #metalhead buds will note that the label has a Randy Rhoads vibe to it. Cheers! #wine #winelover #SpanishWine