Tag Archives: Grenache

A Birthday Toast

We had a chance to witness the ravages of utter destruction that occurred to one of our favorite restaurants, because of the harridan’s draconian rules.  We were going to originally have a birthday dinner, but the honoree has been working … Continue reading

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Benedictus de Vatican

At first, I thought perhaps it was the official altar wine at the Vatican and I thought it was perhaps a new Italian wine that I was not aware of.  Before I get way off on a tangent, let me … Continue reading

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One Spanish, One French

The joys of wine are that there is always something new to discover, you don’t have to go to the market and keep buying the same wine every week.  At my local wine shop and wine club The Fine Wine … Continue reading

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Some New French Wines to Taste

I lament that the wine industry has had to change the way business is conducted, though from the reports that I have seen, wine consumption is up since the lockdown began.  So many businesses have been closed for periods of … Continue reading

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From King’s Crossing to San Francisco

We were at King’s Crossing railway station at Gate 9¾, getting ready to board the Hogwarts Express and I was traveling with a wand carrying woman.  If none of this makes sense you have probably ignored one of the major … Continue reading

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Two Splits

Splits, I am sure is a colloquial expression for a half-bottle of wine, and not a bowling term or a gymnastic pose that I am going to discuss.  The half-bottles were much more prevalent years ago and I very seldom … Continue reading

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With the Family

I would venture to say that anyone that has a family, in the past six months has probably been a scofflaw, especially here in Michigan.  I was not designed to spend my time hiding in the basement and most people … Continue reading

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A Quick Trip to Holland

We had a wonderful trip to Holland, Michigan a few years back and we decided to tempt fate and take a fast weekend trip.  We had toyed with the idea of going to Mackinac Island, or to Petoskey, Traverse City … Continue reading

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Vina Robles Rosé

Vina Robles Rosé is the June New World wine from my wine club at Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  At the moment, it is the personal touch that they extend that is keeping them in business during these hard-economic … Continue reading

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Chateau Juvenal

As I can finally catch up to the Fine Wine Source Wine Club Old World selection for June.  I have been playing catch up with my reporting, as Fine Wine Source was under lockdown for about a hundred days, just … Continue reading

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