Monthly Archives: May 2022

“Blanc Brut” and “Underdog”

Mike Laing of Mawby Sparkling and bigLITTLE Wines was holding court and he had everyone in the loft section enraptured with his discussions of winemaking, and even discussing contract purchases of grapes, and how the Vineyard Manager is going to … Continue reading

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“Open Road” and “Grace”

There I was walking up the steps at The Royce going up to the mezzanine to have a tasting with Mike Laing of Mawby Sparkling and bigLITTLE Wines.  After they made sure that we were registered and paid, we were … Continue reading

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A Tasting With Mike Laing of Mawby and bigLITTLE

We were going up to the loft at The Royce and it we were going to do a wine tasting with Mike Laing who I had thought was the winemaker at Mawby Wine, as I knew that he and his … Continue reading

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The Royce and a Muscadet

A friend told me about a wine tasting for Mawby and Big Little Wines at wine bar called The Royce, that I have heard about, but we had not been there.  Of course, the friend that told me about the … Continue reading

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May 2022 Club Selections

It always feels to me that I am over due for a visit to my local wineshop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, even if I am tripping over some cases of wine at the house.  Today was just … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2022

It is a holiday that is popular and celebrated around the world.  It is also a day that seems to get more chaotic each year, as we try to make plans.  For restaurants, it is a powerhouse of a holiday, … Continue reading

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We Went to the Cinema

I don’t know how movie houses were treated elsewhere, they were under lockdown for about a year, and we got kind of used to not seeing any movies.  I mean my Bride started doing “binge” watching almost anything that was … Continue reading

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What is Going On?

My dinner club has been slowly getting back into a real schedule, for almost two years, a society that has been in existence for getting close to one-hundred-fifty-years was almost scuttled by the harridan that can’t fix the roads that … Continue reading

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We Had Two Non-Vintage Wines

After the appetizers, we had The Caller and his wife move into the dining room which was also renovated since they had been here last.  It was fun, because he was looking at the room and trying to remember the … Continue reading

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Showing Off the Renovations

We have been hard at work getting the house fixed up and we are almost there.  And we have started to have dinners here in between the moving of furniture, new hardwood floors, wallpaper removal, painting, plaster repairing, hanging new … Continue reading

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