Tag Archives: Methode Champenoise

“Blanc Brut” and “Underdog”

Mike Laing of Mawby Sparkling and bigLITTLE Wines was holding court and he had everyone in the loft section enraptured with his discussions of winemaking, and even discussing contract purchases of grapes, and how the Vineyard Manager is going to … Continue reading

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“Open Road” and “Grace”

There I was walking up the steps at The Royce going up to the mezzanine to have a tasting with Mike Laing of Mawby Sparkling and bigLITTLE Wines.  After they made sure that we were registered and paid, we were … Continue reading

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Brunch at the Townhouse

We were wandering around in Birmingham, Michigan a very nice suburb in the Detroit area that has a nice downtown area for shopping, dining and hotels.  Actually, the trip was for me, instead of my Bride, as I did have … Continue reading

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Two Different Mimosas

There is just something civilized about having a Mimosa, perhaps it is just tweaking the nose of the people that say “a meal without wine is just breakfast.”  Now I know that some people disagree with me, as they are … Continue reading

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What, No Cheeseburger?

I remember when I was a kid in grade school, I used to read the newspaper, actually I would read anything that I could get my hands on.  There was an article back then about local celebrities who opined where … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2020

Historically, Father’s Day is normally a quiet affair and even more so this year.  Fathers appreciate being acknowledged and a dinner is nice.  Some men golf, and I haven’t golfed since my college days, I sometimes think that Ben Hogan … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 2020

“Suppose they gave a war and nobody came.  Then war will come after you.” Is often attributed to Bertolt Brecht as he wrote about the rise of the Democratic Socialist Party of Germany after the First World War and the … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Vegas

If one has never been to Las Vegas the bright lights are almost a Siren call for all of the glitter that is there.  Alas, for me that Siren has long been silenced from all of the years of going … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

Tradition has it, that we have a brunch on Christmas Day at my Mother-in-Law’s house and everyone eventually gets there. The snow had kind of abated, but there was still some more coming down, but the travel time was not … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Manitou

Every now and then I guess we become bona fide tourists and while up in the Traverse City area we almost abandoned wine for a three-hour cruise. The whole crew of us boarded the Tall Ship Manitou. The Tall Ship … Continue reading

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