Tag Archives: Monterey

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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Saber Brut Rosé Single Vineyard

“Where is my Surete-Scotland-Yard-type mackintosh?” as I ponder the last bottle from my shipment from A Taste of Monterey.  This bottle has perhaps driven me to drink as there were plenty of MacGuffins along the way.  In case you haven’t … Continue reading

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Bernardus Sierra Mar Chardonnay SLH

There is no doubt that I have the avid curiosity of a kid when we get our quarterly box of three wines from A Taste of Monterey.  It sometimes feels like an archeologist getting ready to discover an undiscovered room.  … Continue reading

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Wrath Wines KW Ranch Syrah

A December surprise is always what will be in the shipment from A Taste of Monterey from their “Private Reserve Club.” We have been members of this club for ages and it gives us a chance to enjoy some wines … Continue reading

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Stokes’ Ghost 2016

Just because my birthday is in September is the not the reason that all three of the wine clubs send us wine.  I wish they were gifts and then I could claim that they are samples, but they are not.  … Continue reading

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A Day of Meze

If any of you are Scrabble players or Crossword Puzzles, the word “meze” is probably a word that you have encountered.  The words origin is lost in the annals of the world, but to the Armenians it means to eat … Continue reading

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Wrath Fermata Chardonnay

It has been a busy wine time here at the house and the quarterly shipment from A Taste of Monterey arrived and it took a couple of days, even to open up the carton.  We have been getting shipments from … Continue reading

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