Author: Ron Soodalter

The Tasting Heard ‘Round the World

Don’t get too upset about my mixing the formerly completely separate senses of taste and hearing. There’s just no other way to express what happened on May 24, 1976. You see, the world of adult beverages was not always like…

An Undiscovered Land

Mention "Wine Country" to most folks and the response "Walla Walla" doesn't spring to mind. In fact, I'm willing to bet that throught is not even in the Top 10.  But, the Columbia River Valley, which lies in both Washington…

The Next Big Thing

As if there were not enough adult beverages on the shelves already, there are some folks who are on the eternal quest for the “next big thing.” Remember a few years back when unoaked Chardonnay was the latest deal? Or…

Making Best Use of I-10

Let’s be clear, I like to drive but I don’t go out of my way to do it. I am a lousy rider, not a back seat driver but would rather have the wheel and the pedals at my beck…