Monthly Archives: August 2007

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All The Way to Reno

Greetings from the Holiday Inn, Reno, where Campbell and I caught a few hours sleep after a LONG travel day (the American flight system of hubs had us fly from...
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Is Virginia For Wine Lovers? Part 3: Villa Appalaccia

On a scorching hot Friday in August, I set off on a self-driving tour of Virginian vineyards that put over 200 miles on the clock and, in the latter half...
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Is Virginia For Wine Lovers? Part 2: West Wind Farm

West Wind Farm is conveniently situated near the intersection of Interstates 81 and 77. Opened just two years ago by Paul and Brenda Hric and their nephew David Manley with...
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Is Virginia for Wine-Lovers? Part 1: Davis Valley

In the far south-west corner of Virginia, just a couple of miles off of I-81 in the gorgeously-named town of Rural Retreat, up a hillside and with a beautiful near...
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Is Virginia for Wine-Lovers? Introduction

Everywhere I travel these days seems to be wine country. I’m not complaining, of course – there’s nothing I love more on my sojourns than tasting local wines – but...
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Featured Book: Burnt Roof Of Mouth by McCutcheon

Regular iJamming! readers will know McCutcheon for his contributions in the iJamming! Pub, which are usually as witty as they are explicit. Truly devoted readers will know that his fiction...
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Steve Coogan on Tony Wilson

We all know Steve Coogan understood Tony Wilson well enough to came over as the Factory founder’s doppelganger in 24 Hour Party People. It probably makes sense then that Coogan...
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Stuart Stevens: the David Sedaris of sports writing?

As someone who fantasizes about having more time to waste on endurance sports, but has yet to get fully stuck in to them, I laughed hysterically throughout Stuart Stevens’ personal...
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