Wine Lovers

One of the nice aspects of moving cross country is the prospect of making new discoveries. Michelle and I have enjoyed the opportunity to seek out restaurants, theater and retail stores in our… Read more

I will be submitting these brief wine recommendations to my readership on the Saddlebag Notes website a few times a month. Wines that I recommend can usually be found locally, although I may o… Read more

One of my favorite things about being involved in the wine business is the endless varieties and options that are available. Exploring different grapes, regions and even vintages keeps my inte… Read more

Beer Snobs

I have been eagerly drinking in Tom Oetinger’s column, “Wine Lovers”. (Yes, I worked hard on that pun.) He explains wine varietals, shares monthly recommendations, and highlights local wine ve… Read more

Restaurant Reviews

Are you looking for a great restaurant for a ladies luncheon, a romantic dinner or just fantastic food? Pastiche may be the place you're looking for. While the restaurant has been in town for … Read more

A few things and a few places can stand up to the test of time. However, like fine wine, fewer things and places improve over time and the aging process enhances the spirit, the aura and the f… Read more

Yes, there is a definite “vibe” to downtown Tucson life these days. The city is cleaning up its act, new businesses are sprouting, the light rail is here to stay and traffic and parking are in… Read more