Tag Archives: France

The Rugby Grille

We were still aimlessly wandering in downtown Birmingham, albeit shopping in the summer sun.  While Noel Coward may not have coined the expression, it still rings true when one is shopping in a downtown setting “Mad Dogs and Englishmen go … 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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Domaine la Sobilane Rivesaltes

At my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source, I encountered a wonderful treat on one of my visits.  You may have noticed that I stop there frequently, but I am used to the concept of customer service, an idea … Continue reading

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Wine Club July 2021

My local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source issued their two selections for the month.  I am proud to say that this fine institution probably survived during the economic upheaval of the last almost two years by our harridan’s fiats, … Continue reading

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Two Summer Wines

There are days when I walk into my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source and every wine is a winner.  Actually, that is every time I stop in, because they don’t carry the usual run-of-the-mill wines that are found … Continue reading

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En Primeur Reds – Part Two

If I was this excited just tasting a selective sample group of En Primeur wines, if and when the world opens up again properly, those lucky souls that will be there, will be in Seventh Heaven.  I have read and … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Dinner 2021

My Bride always makes sure that I am remembered on Father’s Day, and half the time, even though I usually select the gifts for me, I tend to forget.  She also claims that I am a very expensive habit, high … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Brunch 2021

I am really curious what the new approved wording will be for Father’s Day will be.  Right after Mother’s Day we found out that it is now “birthing parent” and for that alone, I pray to God, for taking my … Continue reading

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En Primeur Reds-Part One

There I was at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source and I was doing a wine tasting with one of the employees and kibbitzing with the owner of the shop as well, as he already had a chance … Continue reading

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En Primeur Blanc

In the spring time as the saying goes, a young man’s fancy turns to amour, but in Bordeaux, the amour is en primeur.  What is en primeur?  To put it in easy-to-understand language, because I am not an authority, it … Continue reading

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