Dave Phinney’s Locations OR5 – Available throughout Omaha

Last semester, one of my graduate students “admitted” — not that this is anything criminal, that she recently googled “What can I do with a teaching degree besides teach?” It’s a perfectly understandable question. Our jobs as teachers, despite the opinions of an ignorant and misinformed minority, are exceptionally difficult. I have trouble raising two […]

via “OR… what?” Review: Locations OR 5 — itheewine

Dave Phinney’s Locations OR5 – Available throughout Omaha

From a friend of the OWR, a review of a wine very popular in Omaha: Michael David Freakshow 2014

Time for my Friday’s Cabernet fix. This time it’s a California Cabernet. Dark purple in color with a dirty red rim. Fruity nose of blackberries, dried figs, raisins, blueberries, cherry pie, wood, earth, licorice, cloves, spices, vanilla, peppercorn and pencil lead. Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs. Dry on the palate and […]

via Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Lodi, California — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog

From a friend of the OWR, a review of a wine very popular in Omaha: Michael David Freakshow 2014

“Raise ’em right.” Review: Locations Corse — itheewine

“Ah-yah-yah-yah!” Zooey yelled from her high chair, scolding me for not bringing her more diced up pieces of cheese and chicken sausage. “I want to smell it!” Titus proclaimed indignantly, looking first into my eyes, then at my glass of wine. He feels entirely entitled to this, our ritual whenever I have a glass of […]

via “Raise ’em right.” Review: Locations Corse — itheewine

“Raise ’em right.” Review: Locations Corse — itheewine

Dom Perignon * Champagne * 2006

I never cease to be in awe of the ways that the universe finds to force patience upon impatient men. (This isn’t intended to sound like sexism, I just don’t know any impatient women.) As one of these impatient men, recently, the same stars that saw fit to deliver my son within an hour of […]

via “Something to Celebrate.” Review: Dom Perignon Vintage 2006 — itheewine

Dom Perignon * Champagne * 2006

Silverado Vineyards * Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon * 2013

Hurry Up and Wait

Our daughter isn’t here yet. What happened to science? What happened to modern medicine? What happened, even, to my hopeless romanticism? Yesterday, April 16, was not only my birthday as well as Easter, but it was also two full days after our daughter was due. I fully expected, in my arrogance, that she would arrive on my birthday, you know, sort of like a great cosmic present to me from the universe. I deserve that much, don’t I?  And yet here we are, Monday evening, the day after my birthday and three days and counting after our baby girl was supposed to get here, and all of my romantic notions about sharing cakes and parties have been dispelled. Even if my daughter didn’t arrive today, however, a shipment of wine did. I consoled myself by pulling the cork on this extraordinary bottle of wine as I cooked dinner for my family and listened to U2 instead of wondering why my daughter was taking so long to incubate.

The best thing about this wine: The QPR (Quality-Price-Ratio)
Available in Omaha at: Costco
Cost: $28 (at Costco – typically retails higher)
Pairs well with: Family time, red meats, an evening stroll around the neighborhood

Continue reading “Silverado Vineyards * Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon * 2013”

Silverado Vineyards * Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon * 2013