Tag Archives: Rioja

“Best Wine in the World”

“Best Wine in the World” was the banner stretched across the home page for Marques de Murrieta.  Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja DOCa 2010 won the top position in the Wine Spectator “The Top 100 – … Continue reading

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A Casual First Day in Vegas

Our first day in Las Vegas was a rather quiet day, much different from what most people envision a trip to Vegas to be, and much different, even from my early days.  We were still maintaining Detroit time as a … Continue reading

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Two More Down

I have been writing mostly about the good fortune of our wines in the wine cellar, as we have survived the lockdown.  Just like we have been trying to use up the food in the freezers and the pantries after … Continue reading

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Two from Marqués de Murrier

With all that is going on, and since so many places have been shut down, if I can I try to make it a point to stop at my local wine shop to help in my small way at The … Continue reading

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One Spanish, One French

The joys of wine are that there is always something new to discover, you don’t have to go to the market and keep buying the same wine every week.  At my local wine shop and wine club The Fine Wine … Continue reading

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More Raids on the Cellar

It may be still awhile before we can start going out for dinner, like we used to, but I do hope that pleasurable activity returns.  It may be some time before there is full confidence, but until then I am … Continue reading

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February Birthdays 2020

For any of you that even casually read these articles, you have noticed that once a month, we all get together to celebrate all of the birthdays within the month for the immediate family.  There are some aberrations to this … Continue reading

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The Night Before

I have stated that we have been in the midst of graduation parties and the clan from Louisville have twins that graduated this year.  Since almost all of their relatives, for both of the parents are in the Detroit area, … Continue reading

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Macon and Alion

How do you explain the good fortune of being in the Fine Wine Source on a rainy afternoon and you are tasting and discussing wines with the owner and one of his employees?  I mean I was not happy that … 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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