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Getting Down with a Wine and a Burrito

December 13, 2012

It’s a quiet night around my home tonight, so I decided to get me a burrito from Tortilla House…


Super Burrito de Carne Asada

And pair it with a wine I picked up this weekend while holiday shopping…

This wine cost me $11 at a local wine shop.  The Guilhem is a blend of 40% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 15% Carignan from the Languadoc Roussillon (a French region that is bringing more and more value these days).

Color: Ruby red to purple, verging on black.

Nose: Big nose of plum, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and earthy mushrooms with a touch of sweet oak.

Taste: Wow!  There is a juicy blast of dark and red fruits that transitions into mouth drying sour red fruits.  Cranberry is the dominant fruit.  There is a great earthy funk to this wine.  It’s got a long finish of clove and tobacco spice to go with a long finish of bright acidity and dark Earth.

Score: Wow!  This wine amazing!  Wow!  This wine was $11, but it drinks like a $30 wine.  At 93 points, this is the steal of the century.  I love this wine.

I guess it ain’t that quiet around these parts after all.  This Guilhem is bringing the noise!

Stay Rad,



Taco Tuesday

April 11, 2012

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that make me smile.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at Champs Family Bar & Grill, they serve up these dope ass tacos for a dollar a pop.

Since Kara and I are on vacation this week, we decided to hit up Champs this Tuesday…


For starters, I ordered a Chavela (Beer w/ lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, tapatio, and chili salt).


And here's the tacos (Clockwise from top left: Carne Asada, Pork, Chicken, and Talapia)!


And, of course, you've gotta get some calamari.


Good thing Taco Thursday is just a day away.

Stay Rad,


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