Tag Archives: Chardonnay

“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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When You Just Want Something Different

There are times when you are having dinner at home, but nothing really fancy, though with my Bride she does try to make everything special.  We just finished the season of Lent and in this house, it means that we … Continue reading

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Two More From ATOM

A Taste of Monterey, is the oldest and longest wine club that we belong to.  I think that my favorite part of the club is that it is not beholden to any one winery.  Though I am also a fan, … Continue reading

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How Can She Be 65?

It is amazing, that we tend to realize that we get older daily, and it certainly beats the alternative.  The problem is that it is easier to notice getting older for ourselves, but when others hit milestones, it is a … Continue reading

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Butter Run Saloon

Butter Run Saloon * Spirits * Nourishment * Character* is the basis for a recent get-together.  If I leave it to my Bride, we will always dine at the same restaurant, have the same meal and the same wine.  Not … Continue reading

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Another Dinner at Chartreuse

The Park Shelton is not normally convenient for us, but it is ideal when we are on the grounds of Mid-Town, where the museums, including the Detroit Institute of Arts where we had just left, and the campus of Wayne … Continue reading

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Cars as Art with Wine in Detroit

Detroit is surrounded by art, in more ways than you can imagine.  My Bride and I needed a date day, and the cinema didn’t do it.  We both enjoy museums and we have one of the leading art museums in … Continue reading

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Willie Newman and Some Wines

I was attending a wine tasting at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I realize that is not that unusual, because I tend to write about tastings often when I am there. This was a … Continue reading

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Black Star Farms Winter Club Selection

Black Star Farms is rather unique in that it has vineyards and tasting room facilities on both peninsulas, so that they are kind of surrounding Traverse City which is kind of the focal point for all of the wineries in … Continue reading

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