Dateline: Vero Beach, Florida

– originally posted at The Digital Tavern remotely on April 14, 2003 –

Sitting here in Vero Beach Florida. A poor dial up connection and five year old Toshiba laptop. Had an amazing bottle of 1994 Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon – huge black cherry flavors, very subtle notes of earth with hints of cedar. The wine was perfectly balanced, and amazing structure. A friend of mine stills swears that Beringer wines don't last. This wine at 9 years old (albeit young compared to Bordeaux standards) was youthful, bright and just amazing 95 points

I've received a number of emails from readers telling me that the Bloglet updates they are receiving have bad or broken links. This is because I've tried to recreate the past posts that have been lost somehwere in the Digital Tavern. I've actually located them and when back home in California my priority is to restore the old posts and get my blog back on track.

My sister-in-law is telling me that she had a terrible flight with my brother and two nieces in a puddle jumper plane from Reagan airport in DC to West Palm Beach. Why such a small plane?

The sounds of the birds here are peaceful. So it's time to shut down the dial up. More later.