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Bourbon, Scotch, and Tasmanian Whisky: At the end of the world just before the end of the world

Here are some thoughts on Tasmanian Whisky, Scotch, and Bourbon… but not in that order. Bourbon In the Beginning, there is Bourbon. My friends offer to take me on the Bourbon Trail when I am passing through Kentucky for the first time. Though I have never really been a fan of whiskey and know nothing Read More

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Crush (Part 3 of 3): Working Crush at a Winery

“Crush” is an excerpt about crushing wine grapes and cleaning wine vats for a winery from my first book, Down and Out in California. This is part 3 of 3. Read Part 1 of Crush Read Part 2 of Crush The next day after I clean the augur of doom they show me slightly more respect Read More

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“I am finally alone” he types. I figure it’s a good time for forest sex. “Oh who were you with while fucking me?” “Last few hours sexting you whilst with friends.” he admits “Hahaha, I am deeply flattered.” I laugh. “From crease to clit & tongue in wet hot dripping pussy. I ask do u Read More

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Zwack Unicum and Family Legacy

I am fascinated by the story of Zwack Unicum. One of Hungary’s most prized national drinks, its signature bottle graces every bar in Budapest.  The stories behind alcohol are often the stories of how our world was built. The old USAmerican judge with the jug of XXX white lightning on his stand, taking a nip Read More

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Dating Russian Men

It’s a party night in Los Angeles, and the last thing on my mind is dating Russian men or a Russian lover. It’s international and integrated, as many Los Angeles parties are. And there’s my Chinese American friend and some Siberian couchsurfer and a Mexican and then two space scientists from Austria and Russia. The Read More

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Singani or Grappa?

Grappa is the first beverage distilled from wine grapes or other fruit or must or pomace that I consume. It’s my twelfth birthday, and I am in Montecatini Terme, Italy, at a resort with my parents who are traveling on business. I’m at a long table for dinner, gorging on breadsticks and pasta and chocolate Read More

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Ruta Del Mezcal

My Zapotec host in Oaxaca City greets me with a 2-gallon glass wine jug full of Espadin. He also has a Tobala and a Tepeztate, and later, two more liters of different Espadin from different harvests and batches. All are made by his family. I have already been a fan of mezcal for some years, Read More

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Make America Great Again

Make America Great Again is trending, as it should be 11 days before the 2016 election. A friend and I cross paths in our hometown and I give him a ride to where he’s staying and meet his host. There’s an instant shock of chemistry between me and the host. He’s a healthy looking, robust Read More