Tag Archives: Pauillac

Chateau Duhart-Milon 1998

Having a special wine dinner for six is enough of a challenge, without all of the craziness that occurs here naturally.  We had the good fortune of getting a mixed vertical case from one of our favorite wineries and when … Continue reading

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No $600.00 Vinegar for Me

We almost suffered a tragic calamity on a Tuesday night. I guess that it was just due to the good fortune that I have been constantly in the wine cellar, as I moved, shifted and inventoried the main wall of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2020

Somehow, I can’t see this new decade surpassing “The Roaring Twenties” of the last century.  New Year’s Eve is one of those holidays that my Bride prefers to have at the house.  I mean periodically I think of how nice … Continue reading

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Two New Wines

As I have become more and more in semi-retirement mode, I guess the concept of dialing down on expenses is becoming apparent. I seem to be going to wine shops with less frequency and that is not fun, but then … Continue reading

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Butch’s Dry Dock

After spending the day exploring and shopping in the downtown district of Holland, we were getting ready to have our dinner and celebrate the last night of our anniversary weekend. When I called to make the reservation, the young lady … Continue reading

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Open That Bottle Night

I am positive that there will be some spectacular bottles of wine being bandied about on Twitter the last Saturday night of February. That evening has become known as “Open That Bottle Night” and was created by Dorothy Gaiter and … Continue reading

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A Great Way to Celebrate His Own Birthday

I often write about conversations and people that I meet, because of wines, and my newest cast of characters will be called Mr. Fitness. Through mutual friends we became friends through Social Media. He is a fine young man, and … Continue reading

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MWWC #17: Epiphany

Epiphany in the religious concept is of the Magi and the manifestation of Christ on January 6, which is known around my house as Armenian Christmas. Epiphany in regard to the Monthly Wine Writers Challenge will use another definition, that … Continue reading

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“Open That Bottle Night”

I am trying to keep abreast of the Wine Lover’s Calendar, and diverging from my usual writing, with the topic of “Open That Bottle Night.” It is the concept of opening a bottle of wine that you have been saving … Continue reading

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Bordeaux and the Red Cross

The noble organization known generically as the Red Cross was aided by some of the greatest chateaus of Bordeaux during the War to End All Wars, also known as World War One.  The human carnage that was rampant during the … Continue reading

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