Tag Archives: Chenin Blanc

Sometimes, We Get Touted

Periodically, we get touted to try a restaurant, and a most of the time it happens to be a chain and I just don’t get that excited.  I guess it was all the years of being an independent retailer, so … Continue reading

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The Daxton Hotel

The other day we were out shopping in the city of Birmingham.  Which has a charming downtown area, and one could walk around, shop, dine and drink.  My perfect environment for a leisurely day out.  We even did some shopping … Continue reading

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Our Last Night in Vegas

I am sure that anyone else that was writing an article with a title like that, would give you a spectacular night of revelry, drinking, gambling, dining and other hedonistic pursuits.  Sorry, we were out there to visit the children … Continue reading

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A Day of Shopping at Downtown Summerlin

I would say that for the last fifteen years when we have stayed in Las Vegas for pleasure, we stay in Summerlin and not on The Strip.  I mention Summerlin, usually in passing, but Howard Hughes purchased twenty-five-thousand acres in … Continue reading

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Domaine Huet Cuvée Constance

As we looked at our printed personalized wine tasting list, it appeared that the Wine Raconteur, Jr. and I had come to the end of our visit; and everyone knows that all good things eventually come to an end. It … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at Home

Sundays for the last year have been quiet stay at home days, of course for the last almost a year, every day has been a stay-at-home day.  Sundays have become rather structured, regardless if it is a holiday or not … Continue reading

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Another Raid on the Cellar

I keep trying to raid the cellar, especially for one of a kinds and potential old wines, both of which can be iffy.  So far, we have had five bottles that had seen better days, so that is not too … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2020

Historically, Father’s Day is normally a quiet affair and even more so this year.  Fathers appreciate being acknowledged and a dinner is nice.  Some men golf, and I haven’t golfed since my college days, I sometimes think that Ben Hogan … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 2020

“Suppose they gave a war and nobody came.  Then war will come after you.” Is often attributed to Bertolt Brecht as he wrote about the rise of the Democratic Socialist Party of Germany after the First World War and the … Continue reading

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Copper & Kings

While in Louisville, we went to a distillery.  Now, before you think that I am going to start writing about Bourbon, and I may have once or twice, Copper & Kings produces American Brandy, manufactured in Bourbon barrels and the … Continue reading

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