It's time to try a little something different...

Leilani is constantly on the hunt for something different to drink. This blog is meant to document how that story progresses. Focused mainly on wine, with some beer, spirits, and fun sprinkled throughout.

07 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Themed Tasting: Sparkling

Toward the end of 2012, I took a two-day wine tasting trip with my cousin, Nicole. She lives out of the country, all the way on the other side of the world (read: Australia), and so my family and I don’t get to see her all that often. Because of these far-and-few-between visits (well…every other […]

05 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Do You Know COE?

Center of Effort Pinot Noir

Out in the land of the Central Coast is a winery few have heard of. Small in the grand scheme of things, they have a couple of great winemakers at the helm, charting a path for the Center of Effort wines of today and tomorrow. Funded by a couple of well known (and well funded) […]

05 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Rhone Ranger Rare Wines – Come Taste the Unusual

Look, folks. If this title doesn’t scream “where is the Wine Deviant when we need her?!”, I don’t know what does. As a matter of fact, I would feel that I’ve let you down if I didn’t attend and report back on the amazingly unusual and beautiful wines highlighted in this seminar. So, rather than […]

16 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Bucklin Ancient Vines

Bucklin Zinfandel 2008

Remember those wines I bragged about from the ZAP tasting I went to a bit ago? Here’s a quick write of one of the wines that stood out for me. It was a nice opener to what would end up being a very long day. Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel 2008 Ancient Vines The scoop:  I […]

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05 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Deviant Sparkling – Jacques Pelvas

You may recall, a few weeks back, my mentioning an interesting sparkling wine I came across at a tasting on Friday the 13th not too long ago. I found out where I could pick up this beauty of a bottle and finally dove in head first. As part of a Marble Porch day I held in […]