Tag Archives: Marques de Riscal

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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The Wine Raconteur and The Raconteur’s Apprentice

The “nom de plumes” of this blog, seem to be growing, and though some are not as colorful as one would encounter from Damon Runyon or Dashiell Hammett we recently had a Christmas dinner with “The Raconteur’s Apprentice.” This name … Continue reading

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Trouble

“Oh we’ve got trouble; we got lots and lots of trouble.  We got trouble right here in River City” I am paraphrasing some of the lines from a great number from The Music Man, the classic American musical of stage … Continue reading

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A Quiet Father’s Day

We try not to go out on holidays, as there are usually too many people, and I feel that the service and the food service can suffer from the crowds that think they have to go out.  We enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Church Street Station in Downtown Orlando, Florida

On one of our evenings while we were in Orlando, Florida we went to downtown Orlando, and discovered the Church Street Station.  The actual structure was a train station at one time and the one street was blocked off for … Continue reading

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