Monthly Archives: October 2020

Lt. Dan Makes Some Good Ribs

We were finally on vacation, officially at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and this was our first venture without a rental car, so the shuttle bus dropped us off at the hotel.  Since we were staying on the grounds our … Continue reading

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I Wish We Had a Portkey

Way back in January of this year that has lasted for seven years already, we booked a trip that would land between our two birthdays and an anniversary, and that is convenient.  Though this anniversary is actually considered a milestone, … Continue reading

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Two Splits

Splits, I am sure is a colloquial expression for a half-bottle of wine, and not a bowling term or a gymnastic pose that I am going to discuss.  The half-bottles were much more prevalent years ago and I very seldom … Continue reading

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A Vertical of Cain Cuvee

The dinner was being served and the wine was all poured and allotted so that all six would enjoy Cain Cuvée wine equally.  It was a bittersweet dinner, because Cain lost their structures and two years of wine due to … Continue reading

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Dinner for the Vertical

We had never had a vertical tasting at the house and we were not really sure how to proceed.  Most of the time when we had a chance to taste a vertical run, it was just tasting the wines with … Continue reading

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An Old and a Young White Burgundy

It was the day of the Vertical Wine Tasting Dinner and we were as prepared as we were going to be.  The house was clean and orderly, the dishes were all set and so were the glasses.  We decided to … Continue reading

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Chateau Duhart-Milon 1998

Having a special wine dinner for six is enough of a challenge, without all of the craziness that occurs here naturally.  We had the good fortune of getting a mixed vertical case from one of our favorite wineries and when … Continue reading

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Low Cost Leeder Electric Wine Opener

I guess that I will never be a “wine influencer,” because I seem to go out of my way to avoid asking for goods.  Some of the new wine bloggers seem to have started their blogs in anticipation of getting … Continue reading

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More Raids on the Cellar

It may be still awhile before we can start going out for dinner, like we used to, but I do hope that pleasurable activity returns.  It may be some time before there is full confidence, but until then I am … Continue reading

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With the Family

I would venture to say that anyone that has a family, in the past six months has probably been a scofflaw, especially here in Michigan.  I was not designed to spend my time hiding in the basement and most people … Continue reading

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