Tag Archives: Methode Traditionelle

Two From Barone Pizzini

One day I was visiting my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, and while I was chatting with the owner and the staff, a “road warrior” came in, to have them sample some new wines that … Continue reading

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A New Chapter Begins

It is hard to think that my Bride and I have almost been together from Day One back in 1993, and now we are going to start a new chapter with new adventures…eventually.  As one old saying goes “Mann Tracht, … Continue reading

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How Can She Be 65?

It is amazing, that we tend to realize that we get older daily, and it certainly beats the alternative.  The problem is that it is easier to notice getting older for ourselves, but when others hit milestones, it is a … Continue reading

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Black Star Farms Winter Club Selection

Black Star Farms is rather unique in that it has vineyards and tasting room facilities on both peninsulas, so that they are kind of surrounding Traverse City which is kind of the focal point for all of the wineries in … Continue reading

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A Retirement at Rocky’s

Not mine, as somehow, I just eased into a retirement mode after practicing for it, for several years, or so it seems.  Not my Bride’s either, though she is chomping at the bit and making her plans for it.  I … Continue reading

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Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs

I have been making asides about changes at the chateau, but more about that when the time comes.  In case you are wondering, my Bride hasn’t come to her senses, so I am not being thrown out with the bath … Continue reading

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An Armenian Bubbly and a White

Now that I have some history with Armenian wines, shall I proselytize? I know it sounds glamorous to say that I have received wine samples, but I feel that it is a heavy burden to do my best to feature … Continue reading

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Covides Gran Gesta Brut Reserva Cava

Sunday has become a true day of rest, unless Mother Nature decides to bring more of that white stuff around here.  I am getting worn out, even with the use of a snow blower keeping the sidewalks and driveway clean, … Continue reading

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Mimosas Are for Sunday

 I think it was about twenty years ago, that we were told that we were going into a fifteen-day lockdown mode and it has been a roller-coaster ride ever since, my recollection of the time span may be off, but … Continue reading

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Another Raid on the Cellar

I keep trying to raid the cellar, especially for one of a kinds and potential old wines, both of which can be iffy.  So far, we have had five bottles that had seen better days, so that is not too … Continue reading

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