Tag Archives: Pinot Meunier

New Year’s Day 2023

I have a philosophy or maybe just a misguided thought, that whatever I do on New Year’s Day is what I will do the most of during the year.  Thankfully, whatever struck me on the eve, was out of my … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner with The Wine Raconteur, Jr. 2022

We always look forward to our time with The Wine Raconteur, Jr. (and that is a sobriquet that he chose).  We had Christmas dinner at their house, though it was a bit touch and go, because their son became ill, … Continue reading

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Going Out in Style

We were over due for a real date night and a fabulous dinner, so we went to Vertical in Downtown Detroit.  Vertical is located in the Harmony Park district of Downtown Detroit in a residential hotel, behind the Music Hall.  … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Place for Brunch

After booking the flight and the hotel, we booked this brunch, and it was mentioned often as we talked about the trip.  We were making a return trip to Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse.  Echo & Rig was the … Continue reading

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The Night Before St. Valentine’s Day

Since St. Valentine’s Day was on a Sunday this year and we were both itching to go out somewhere.  I suggested a restaurant that we have been to several times before and my Bride decided to have our Son’s family … Continue reading

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Mimosas Are for Sunday

 I think it was about twenty years ago, that we were told that we were going into a fifteen-day lockdown mode and it has been a roller-coaster ride ever since, my recollection of the time span may be off, but … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2020

I grew up in Southwest Detroit and the Fourth of July holds a very favorite feeling for everyone that I grew up with.  The area was a true melting pot of Detroit and everyone got along.  Independence Day was the … Continue reading

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A Fish Dinner at Rocky's

There are days when you can eat in, but you end up going out, just because you have been at home all day.  I am one of those people that never post on Social Media that we are at a … Continue reading

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Some Bubbles for the New Decade

Well Barbara Walters did not come out of retirement to say “Good evening, I am Barbara Walters and this is 2020.”  I think it would have been lost on the television viewing audience, but then I didn’t recognize anyone on … Continue reading

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Champagne Louis Roederer

I guess being retired and attending some wine tastings, like I do at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan is not a bad job.  Representatives from the Vintage Wine Company were pouring and discussing wines that they represent from … Continue reading

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