Tag Archives: Italy

“It Certainly Is”

“This is another fine mess you got me into” was all I could think, with a tongue firmly in the cheek as we were off to the cinemas.  I grew up enamored with films and I loved them, but as … Continue reading

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Two from Podere Ciona

Some of my earliest wine memories are of Italian wines, both commercial and home-made.  Of course, that makes sense as I grew up in a mixed ethnic neighborhood, so most meals and beverages from the Mediterranean are like comfort food … Continue reading

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January Wine Club Selections

It is that wonderful time of the year, when the snow blowers are running on high, the thermostats have to be adjusted and water pipes have to be monitored.  It is also the time of the month when I got … Continue reading

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Cello

It was a long time coming, but at Cello in downtown Howell, we met The Caller and his wife.  There is no one that has missed this couple more than my Bride and I.  Since they have both retired, they … 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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What a Difference

Sometimes you don’t think about the difference between a craft wine and a commercial wine until they are side by side.  We were all excited to have another dinner with an old friend of mine, and now ours, The Wine … Continue reading

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Goodbye to an Old Friend

My dinner club that I write about often, just met for the last time at a venue that we really have enjoyed.  The Courthouse Grille in Plymouth will soon be part of the history of this quaint city, as it … Continue reading

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