Tag Archives: Monterey County

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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Dawn’s Dream Rosé

The last bottle in the carton from our wine club “A Taste of Monterey” was a Rosé, which is not something we normally see, as we belong to their Reserve Wine Selections group.  More and more people that I know … Continue reading

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“Is it Safe?”

“Oh, please don’t worry. I’m not going into that cavity. That nerve’s already dying. A live, freshly-cut nerve is infinitely more sensitive. So, I’ll just drill into a healthy tooth until I reach the pulp. Unless, of course, you can … Continue reading

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Salmon and KJ Great Estates

Bartlett: “Gentlemen, no doubt you’ve heard the immortal words of our new commandant: devote your energies to things other than escape, and sit out the war as comfortably as possible.” My Bride and I have been most fortunate as we … Continue reading

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Another Aged Chardonnay

Jefferson Smith: “I always get a great kick out that part of the Declaration of Independence.  You’re not gonna have a country where these kind of rules work, if you haven’t got men that have learned to tell human rights … Continue reading

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London Broil and Galante Cab

“You wanted a place by the ocean. I had it opened. It was closed for the season. All these tables are for two people. Pick whatever one you want.” As we are all getting used to being locked in our … Continue reading

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Night One in Louisville

We got up bright and early to get ready for our trip, last minute stuff to pack, coffee, breakfast and to read the newspaper; and I sometimes feel that I am the last person that still enjoys the feel of … Continue reading

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Bernardus Cabernet Sauvignon

The last of the three wines that I unpacked from the latest wine club shipment from A Taste of Monterey.  One day, I will have to go back and figure out when we started our club membership, but we have … Continue reading

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Travieso Amaranta Syrah

A Taste of Monterey always seems to be able to make me smile when I open their shipping carton.  Four times a year, we receive their shipment of Reserve Wine Selections and that means twelve bottles of excellent offerings from … Continue reading

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