Category Archives: Wine

Hagrid and Toothsome

We basically lost a day at Universal Orlando, because back in January when we bought our holiday package for October when we redeemed our purchase, the airline had eliminated our return flight and moved us to an earlier flight, basically … Continue reading

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The Forbidden Journey, Gringotts and Mythos

When one is at an amusement park, I guess one goes on rides; I guess I am one of the few that worries about what I am going to eat.  Of course, when you write a wine blog and couple … Continue reading

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From Hogsmead to The Palm

We were definitely traveling old school while we were on holidays; trains, boats and shoe leather.  The majority of the interest for the two of us was at King’s Crossing, Diagon Alley, Hogsmead and Hogwarts and to get there from … Continue reading

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From King’s Crossing to San Francisco

We were at King’s Crossing railway station at Gate 9¾, getting ready to board the Hogwarts Express and I was traveling with a wand carrying woman.  If none of this makes sense you have probably ignored one of the major … Continue reading

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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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