Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

From The Epic Cellar: Carmel Road Pinot Noir

I love going to a new town and a new restaurant and trying a wine I've never had before just on a whim.  I was in Denver last night and went to a cozy bistro called Bent Fork Grill.  On their very fairly priced wine list I stumbled onto this GEM of a Pinot Noir from Monterey, California. I have not had a Pinot Noir I enjoyed any more than this in a long time. Carmel Road has an amazing aroma and a very complex set of flavors all of which build upon each other for a wonderful experience that you would think was a very expensive bottle indeed. But at under $20 a bottle in your wine shop, I highly recommend laying in some of this lovely wine.  Cheers!

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