Tag Archives: Graciano

A Rioja Reserva and a Campo de Borja

It is always a great time when I am at my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I was attending a special wine tasting that was set up for an Instagram blogger that I had originally … Continue reading

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Tank Garage Dinner-Final Courses

Tank Garage Winery sent me some four bottles to sample and to review, and some people would have just enjoyed them when they received them.  I remember doing a virtual wine tasting and at least one of the reviewers admitted … Continue reading

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A Casual First Day in Vegas

Our first day in Las Vegas was a rather quiet day, much different from what most people envision a trip to Vegas to be, and much different, even from my early days.  We were still maintaining Detroit time as a … Continue reading

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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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Chili and Rioja

 Major Clipton: “Are they both mad? Or am I going mad? Or is it the sun?  Another day in someone’s version of utopia and we are making the most of it.  I have been in a funk, but I think … Continue reading

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February Birthdays 2020

For any of you that even casually read these articles, you have noticed that once a month, we all get together to celebrate all of the birthdays within the month for the immediate family.  There are some aberrations to this … Continue reading

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When Its Least Expected

There was an old television show in black and white called Candid Camera and I purloined the title from their song.  Periodically I am surprised when I get gifts, I give out gifts, especially in the Christmas season, without a … Continue reading

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Two Marquises

In the United States, peerage ranking is not really taught, so suffice it to say that a Marquis is a nobleman below a Duke, but above an Earl or a Count.  The most famous Marquis known in the United States … Continue reading

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Aerie

Aerie is the most fitting name for a restaurant that sits atop the Tower at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. While the resort sounds like it should be in Traverse City, it is actually a bit north of there … Continue reading

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Back to Grape Street

A little free time while in Las Vegas we went to Downtown Summerlin which is a quaint outdoor shopping mall anchored by some large department stores and the usual mix of specialty stores that one can find anywhere in the … Continue reading

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