Tag Archives: Monterey County

Thanksgiving 2020

Christmas cards and newsletters mailed.  Christmas gifts wrapped and shipped for the out of towners.  Christmas gifts for the locals wrapped and bundled by family.  All of these accomplishments are achieved by my Bride the day before Thanksgiving.  For the … Continue reading

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What a Great Idea

Let us ask Sherman to take us into “the wayback machine” to just maybe January or February when the world was unchanged.  My Bride worked for a company, just like the majority of Americans did, and she would go to … Continue reading

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I Wish We Had a Portkey

Way back in January of this year that has lasted for seven years already, we booked a trip that would land between our two birthdays and an anniversary, and that is convenient.  Though this anniversary is actually considered a milestone, … Continue reading

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A Soft Opening

We were invited to a “soft opening” of a new restaurant location for one of the chains.  Our nephew got a job there and he had invited his parents for the “friends and family” offer of free dinners, and they … Continue reading

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De Tierra Russell Estate Merlot

I am going to write about the third bottle of wine from the September shipment from “A Taste of Monterey.”  This was our first wine club that we ever joined and it has to be around eighteen years from that … Continue reading

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August West Pinot Noir SLH

The joys of receiving wines through a wine club, is that one never knows what to expect, and it might not be what one was thinking about.   The second bottle of wine that I unpacked from “A Taste of Monterey” … Continue reading

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Two More Made the Cut

Even with the lockdown appearing to calm down, though we are still potentially at the whim of one individual that can tighten everything again.  I have been in the same unofficial club as a lot of other wine bloggers that … Continue reading

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September Birthdays 2020

I guess we were all scofflaws, but we attempted to have a birthday celebration, just like we used to do before genteel society ended and we were all in a form of solitary confinement, unless one was in confinement, and … 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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Chateau Julien Chardonnay 1997

Some days everything just seems to be good.  I got home and felt good about getting my haircut, as selfish and petty that I am.  I grew up with the long hair, as I said and, in its day, it … Continue reading

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