Tag Archives: Mourvedre

Two Summer Wines

There are days when I walk into my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source and every wine is a winner.  Actually, that is every time I stop in, because they don’t carry the usual run-of-the-mill wines that are found … Continue reading

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Going Home from Vegas

The last time we were in Las Vegas was in January 2019 and I have photos of snow on the palm trees and on the mountains, and when we flew back, we had a blizzard that didn’t look bad, until … Continue reading

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Benedictus de Vatican

At first, I thought perhaps it was the official altar wine at the Vatican and I thought it was perhaps a new Italian wine that I was not aware of.  Before I get way off on a tangent, let me … Continue reading

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Some New French Wines to Taste

I lament that the wine industry has had to change the way business is conducted, though from the reports that I have seen, wine consumption is up since the lockdown began.  So many businesses have been closed for periods of … Continue reading

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From King’s Crossing to San Francisco

We were at King’s Crossing railway station at Gate 9¾, getting ready to board the Hogwarts Express and I was traveling with a wand carrying woman.  If none of this makes sense you have probably ignored one of the major … Continue reading

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Two Splits

Splits, I am sure is a colloquial expression for a half-bottle of wine, and not a bowling term or a gymnastic pose that I am going to discuss.  The half-bottles were much more prevalent years ago and I very seldom … Continue reading

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Dead Canyon Ranch Red Blend

It wouldn’t be right, if I didn’t write about the domestic offering from my wine club, the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan and this is one of the July offerings, even though I know that we are in August.  … Continue reading

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Piqueras and Piccata

“Von Luger: Are all American officers so ill-mannered? Hilts: Yeah, about 99% Von Luger: Then perhaps while you are with us you will have a chance to learn some.  Ten days isolation, Hilts. Hilts: CAPTAIN Hilts. Von Luger: Twenty days. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2019

I still find the Christmas Season wonderful and I am the type of person to wish people “Merry Christmas,” unless I know that they celebrate a different holiday; and I don’t do it for spite, but because I so enjoy … Continue reading

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Two Chilled Ones After the Drive

I am sure that everyone thinks that in the summertime, orange barrels are a rite of Spring.  In Michigan they have become our State Flower, our State Tree and our State Bush.  We had a change of regimes in our … Continue reading

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