Category Archives: Wine

Two from Marqués de Murrier

With all that is going on, and since so many places have been shut down, if I can I try to make it a point to stop at my local wine shop to help in my small way at The … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs and Englishman Go Out in the Midday Sun

With apologies to Noel Coward “Mad Michiganders go out in the Midday Frost.” Yankee ingenuity and the need to keep a business afloat and to allow people to make a modicum of a living has created a unique situation in … Continue reading

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Two More Christmas Gifts

“Taking coal to Newcastle” is the classic expression for redundancy and some may say that is like buying me a bottle of wine.  Au contraire.  Actually, I really appreciate anyone and any gift, because it means that someone has to … Continue reading

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A Couple of Christmas Gifts

I some how have just given up, ever trying to keep the articles in a somewhat chronological manner, I am just not that organized.  It is hardly because I am unappreciative, it is just keeping the articles rolling, is sometimes … Continue reading

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Two Very Quiet Dinners

This past year as I presume most have notice has been a very strange one in the annals of mankind.  The lockdowns have culminated into family holidays with no family.  I think that is what the warden here was hoping … Continue reading

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Winter Dining in Michigan

We recently went out to eat with friends at a restaurant, now before you say that one cannot eat in a restaurant in Michigan, our harridan has allowed outside dining, and the dining area can be enclosed, but it must … Continue reading

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El Ixsir Cuvée X’eme Anniversaire Red NV

It was Christmas Day 2020 and it was just like the rest of the year, following the longest “15 Day Lockdown” known to man.  My Bride had lectored at her church as usual, at the 9:00 AM mass, but it … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Dinner

By the time that you read this, we will all be safely past the hectic moments of the Christmas and New Year’s.  We will still have lots of other craziness, but that is life I guess, especially when government intrudes, … Continue reading

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Gaja Barbaresco 1982

That is the wine we took to share with The Wine Raconteur Jr. and his family for a Christmas meal.  He actually created his own moniker when he was a guest writer for a couple of articles for me, and … Continue reading

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One Italian, One Canadian

One of my favorite things to do, especially this year is to stop at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source and pick up the monthly wine club selections.  The wines are always picked for being interesting and not … Continue reading

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