Tag Archives: Italy

Dinner for the Vertical

We had never had a vertical tasting at the house and we were not really sure how to proceed.  Most of the time when we had a chance to taste a vertical run, it was just tasting the wines with … Continue reading

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September 2020 Fine Wine Source Club Offerings

The month is almost over, but to help continuing my birthday celebration are two more wines from my local wine club, The Fine Wine Source of Livonia.  Even though, none of my wine clubs are aware of my birthday, they … Continue reading

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“FS” Rosato Piemonte

I was getting ready to stop by the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan and pick up my August wine club selection, as I am finally getting back on track.  Perhaps soon there will be wine tastings again and the … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2020

I grew up in Southwest Detroit and the Fourth of July holds a very favorite feeling for everyone that I grew up with.  The area was a true melting pot of Detroit and everyone got along.  Independence Day was the … Continue reading

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San Felice Campogiovanni

It is a bit heady to start feeling good again, after three months of lockdown to be looking finally at my April wine club selections from the Fine Wine Source of Livonia.  I had mentioned that the wine shop was … Continue reading

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Gloppitta-Gloppitta

“I cold-bloodedly then fed her into a tomb of goop from the gloppitta-gloppitta machine! I ask you to acquit me! Acquit me on the grounds of justifiable homicide.  And not for my sake…for yours.” When I began writing my little … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2020

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Memorial Day should have been a big family day with twenty to thirty gathered together for a good time, good food and good beverages.  We always looked forward … Continue reading

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Brunch, Dinner, Zoom and Wine

Capt. Richard N. Jenson: What are you doing there, soldier? Soldier getting up from floor:  Trying to get some sleep, sir. Patton: Well, get back down there, son.  You’re the only son of a bitch in this headquarters who knows … Continue reading

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Easter, Zoom and Two Whites

“Now, I can be a good guy, or I can be one real mean sum-bitch.” I think that we are all going through the motions of day in, day out.  Even my Bride has mentioned that she is tired, though … Continue reading

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One Never Knows

James Bond: “How about a cigarette?” Donald “Red” Grant: “Not a chance.” James Bond: “I’ll pay for it.” Donald “Red” Grant: “What with?” James Bond: “Fifty gold sovereigns.” That little bit of dialogue always comes into my head, when I … Continue reading

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