Author Archives: Zig Tangent

About Zig Tangent

Mechanically and linguistically apt, but socially inept. He likes to jump from high places. Favorite quote: "Stay thirsty my friends."

Reblog from www.ffl3.tumblr.com

How the NRA Sold U.S. Out I’ve come to expect that the name of new legislation is a contradiction to actual intent. Such is the case with HR5175, or the DISCLOSE Act, which prevents some organizations from disclosing factual details … Continue reading

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A consistent favorite

Guenoc North Coast Victorian Claret. One thing I’ve noticed about wine is that I can buy the same bottle, the same vintage year etc, and sometimes, it just doesn’t taste the same as the last time I had it. But … Continue reading

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Desert Crust (reblog from Piss & Vinegar)

I’ve never been a gambler, but during the 1100 mile stretch between SoCal and home, Las Vegas was always a welcome diversion. On the one hand, I’m the kind of road-tripper who races the clock, and does not stop unless … Continue reading

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Vino de la Semana

Here’s another $10 bottle…Yep, and another Spanish best buy: Red Guitar Old Vine Tempranillo (20%)/Garnacha (80%) Navarra Good all by itself, but even better with shish-kabobs.

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This Week’s Wine Recommendation

The Spaniards have seldom disappointed us with wine from Rioja and Navarra. Here’s another $10 bottle we tipped last night with some spicy pepperoni pizza. Cortijo Tinto, 2008 80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, Rioja We’re camping tonight and will be making … Continue reading

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Periodic Wine Recommendation

So I think I’ll make an effort to post up a new recommendation each week or so. I’m no wine snob, (so I’ll spare everybody the wine-speak) but my girlfriend and I try new stuff all the time and seek … Continue reading

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A Week in the Desert

A week among friends in a canyon with a buttload of wine was long overdue. We had hauled ass a day early, trying to beat a very wet, late-spring storm over the passes – to no avail, but it could … Continue reading

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