Tag Archives: Rioja Reserva

Chili and Rioja

 Major Clipton: “Are they both mad? Or am I going mad? Or is it the sun?  Another day in someone’s version of utopia and we are making the most of it.  I have been in a funk, but I think … Continue reading

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When Its Least Expected

There was an old television show in black and white called Candid Camera and I purloined the title from their song.  Periodically I am surprised when I get gifts, I give out gifts, especially in the Christmas season, without a … Continue reading

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Two Marquises

In the United States, peerage ranking is not really taught, so suffice it to say that a Marquis is a nobleman below a Duke, but above an Earl or a Count.  The most famous Marquis known in the United States … Continue reading

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Two Enjoyable Reds

We were getting to the end of the evening and there were still more wines to taste at D. Vine Fine Wines. I really had no problem, getting a new education on the last two wines and eagerly waiting to … Continue reading

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Back to Grape Street

A little free time while in Las Vegas we went to Downtown Summerlin which is a quaint outdoor shopping mall anchored by some large department stores and the usual mix of specialty stores that one can find anywhere in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

For everyone that celebrates Christmas, while the holiday is so special, it is also hectic. For those that are having big dinners at their home, it is an all-day affair of cleaning and cooking. For others, it is traveling to … Continue reading

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Lucy & The Wolf

Lucy & The Wolf is next door to my favorite cobbler and artisan in Northville, Michigan. Lucy & The Wolf is one of the tapas style or small plate type of restaurants that are popping up here in the area … Continue reading

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A Flight of Rioja Wines

While still in the bar area at Fleming’s Steakhouse to accompany our Bacon Cheeseburgers we were trying to decide on the next wines to try. I looked at the bar menu and saw that there was a special wine flight … Continue reading

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“The Caller” Goes to St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis

Imagine my surprise to get another call from “The Caller” to give me another tweak on my nose that he was out and about having a second fine dinner while spending time in Indianapolis. He can go for months with … Continue reading

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The Wine Raconteur and The Raconteur’s Apprentice

The “nom de plumes” of this blog, seem to be growing, and though some are not as colorful as one would encounter from Damon Runyon or Dashiell Hammett we recently had a Christmas dinner with “The Raconteur’s Apprentice.” This name … Continue reading

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