Tag Archives: Loire Valley

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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Our Last Night in Vegas

I am sure that anyone else that was writing an article with a title like that, would give you a spectacular night of revelry, drinking, gambling, dining and other hedonistic pursuits.  Sorry, we were out there to visit the children … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Grandson

One of the main reasons that we were in a hurry to go to Las Vegas, was to do something for our eldest grandson, who graduated from high school last year.  We were going to throw him a graduation party, … Continue reading

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Domaine Huet Cuvée Constance

As we looked at our printed personalized wine tasting list, it appeared that the Wine Raconteur, Jr. and I had come to the end of our visit; and everyone knows that all good things eventually come to an end. It … Continue reading

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One More Birthday Dinner

Every year for a series of months, I get to say that my Bride robbed the cradle and then for a series of months, I stay quiet.  Do I like to tease? Of course, I do.  If I don’t tease, … 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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Thierry Delauney “La Vignette” Rosé

My wine club at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia is not that far away, but they have very limited hours at the moment as they are still adjusting to the mandates of trying to run a business and not … Continue reading

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Ms. Yoga and Christmas

Ms. Yoga came up for Christmas and we saw her before Christmas at the house and then we saw her again after Christmas and her son had come up from school to see his relatives as well.  My Bride and … Continue reading

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Goodfellow’s Wine Cellar

Now and then I like to have a glass of wine, you may or may not believe that.  Here I was on Mackinaw Island and we still found time to take a nice walk for a couple of miles, of … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Visit

When I was growing up, every family basically lived near each other.  My Grandmother moved to Detroit, after my Grandfather passed away and her three children all lived within a block of each other, and even when my Grandfather was … Continue reading

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