Tag Archives: Rutherford

A Roast and Peju

Rod Serling: “Imagine if you will a world where Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday only to be ruined by a virus named after a Mexican beer” and then the music. That would have even been too bizarre of … Continue reading

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Two from Rutherford Wineries

There is something about Rutherford in Napa Valley that brings out the awe factor for a six square mile area.  While the Rutherford AVA was established in 1981, it seems that for years, the Napa Valley AVA was an easier … Continue reading

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Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is a resort in the northwest corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan and it is a year- round facility. It is not far from Traverse City and is a major ski resort in the winter and a … Continue reading

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A Cab and a Petite Sirah

I am sure that most people must think that I am really strange, there I am at a wine tasting and I keep my glassful of wine, until they empty a bottle and then I take the bottle and the … Continue reading

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A Pinot and a Meritage

While I was still wandering around the wine department, I did some more exploring, after all who doesn’t like shopping for wine? I mean, not to boast, but if we drank a bottle a day, it would take about four … Continue reading

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August Birthdays

When there are so many people in a family, it is easier to have one designated party for all the celebrants for any given month. It does make planning easier and less chance of having family absent from the party. … Continue reading

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Michael Symon’s Roast

Back in the days of past glory in Downtown Detroit, there were two grand hotels both on Washington Boulevard; the Statler Hilton and the Book Cadillac. I wrote about the Statler Hilton and the Trader Vic’s restaurant years ago, and … Continue reading

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Le Cirque at the Bellagio

Our last night in Las Vegas for this trip and we went to dinner without the children or the grandchildren, but we did go with family. My Sister-in-Law and her husband came out to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday … Continue reading

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Another Thanksgiving and a Surprise Ending

I think we had the biggest Thanksgiving dinner ever, and no we do not do a Norman Rockwell type of dinner. We had tables everywhere this time. There were tables and diners in the dining room, the living room, the … Continue reading

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More Wines from Don Sebastiani and Sons

As surprised as I was to be part of an impromptu wine tasting event, it was even more fun to do it.  Our guest of honor, the young man that I had helped with a simple bit of customer relations … Continue reading

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