When I was first asked to write a blog for Wine Spectator , I thought (in no particular order): What’s a blog? What could I possibly write about that would interest sophisticated people like the ones who read Wine Spectator ? There’s no way I can do this! Why me? Maybe they’ve asked several chefs, and all the others actually have a clue as to what to write! Are they serious? Maybe if I ignore the request it will just go away! Do they really think I can do this? Maybe I’ll get some extraordinary inspiration and the words will simply flow right out! But I’ve lived in Las Vegas almost 10 years now, and have never hit a Royal, so I knew that luck was not on my side.