Tag Archives: Monterey

Naked Bottles of Wine

A little while ago, I was asked by a winemaker and wine blogger for my opinion on a bottle of wine retailing without the top capsule.  I said that I didn’t like it as the bottle looked unfinished, and I … Continue reading

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ATOM Reserve Wine Club June 2022

We received our second shipment of wine club wines this month from A Taste of Monterey Wine Club and we opted years ago to get their Reserve Wine selections.  I mean back when we started with the club, Michigan was … Continue reading

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When You Just Want Something Different

There are times when you are having dinner at home, but nothing really fancy, though with my Bride she does try to make everything special.  We just finished the season of Lent and in this house, it means that we … Continue reading

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Two More From ATOM

A Taste of Monterey, is the oldest and longest wine club that we belong to.  I think that my favorite part of the club is that it is not beholden to any one winery.  Though I am also a fan, … Continue reading

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McIntyre Estates Vineyards Per Ardua

It is that time of the year, as we have received more wines from another club, this time from “A Taste of Monterey.”  We discovered the club by accident as we were wandering around the waterfront of Monterey, as we … Continue reading

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I Like Old Wines

Years ago, when I was first teaching myself about wines, there was one lesson that I could not learn.  The lesson was, how to sate my curiosity about older wines.  When I think back about all the wines that I … Continue reading

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Casa Raconteur

Every now and then we open the doors, for family in for a quick trip.  Of course, it has been a while, since we could do that, since we had a harridan that wanted everyone to be a Gladys Kravitz … Continue reading

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A Birthday Toast

We had a chance to witness the ravages of utter destruction that occurred to one of our favorite restaurants, because of the harridan’s draconian rules.  We were going to originally have a birthday dinner, but the honoree has been working … Continue reading

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Pianetta Sangiovese

I guess most people these days shop using the internet, except me.  Maybe, because I was a merchant and I liked interacting with customers, I also like to touch the merchandise.  With wine it is a little different, but I … Continue reading

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A Pinot Noir and a Syrah

I should really pay attention to my emails, and then I would probably know that I should be anticipating a wine shipment, but I am rather negligent.  I am a rather strange duck, I guess, in that I don’t have … Continue reading

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