Tag Archives: Santa Lucia Highlands

Monterey Wine Club September 2022 Selections

It must be September, because I just received a shipment from “A Taste of Monterey” which we started years ago, back when Michigan was still a felony state for out of state wine shipments.  By accident, we walked into their … Continue reading

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Naked Bottles of Wine

A little while ago, I was asked by a winemaker and wine blogger for my opinion on a bottle of wine retailing without the top capsule.  I said that I didn’t like it as the bottle looked unfinished, and I … Continue reading

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Having Ms. Yoga for a Couple of Days

After getting over the surprise retirement party, and as we were getting ready to pack up, which was unique, as normally we are the last to leave, as we are there to the end cleaning and straightening.  My Bride had … Continue reading

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ATOM Reserve Wine Club June 2022

We received our second shipment of wine club wines this month from A Taste of Monterey Wine Club and we opted years ago to get their Reserve Wine selections.  I mean back when we started with the club, Michigan was … Continue reading

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When You Just Want Something Different

There are times when you are having dinner at home, but nothing really fancy, though with my Bride she does try to make everything special.  We just finished the season of Lent and in this house, it means that we … Continue reading

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Two More From ATOM

A Taste of Monterey, is the oldest and longest wine club that we belong to.  I think that my favorite part of the club is that it is not beholden to any one winery.  Though I am also a fan, … Continue reading

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McIntyre Estates Vineyards Per Ardua

It is that time of the year, as we have received more wines from another club, this time from “A Taste of Monterey.”  We discovered the club by accident as we were wandering around the waterfront of Monterey, as we … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2021/2022

It was dubbed the original “Amateur’s Night” by one of Hollywood’s most famous bad boys, Humphrey Bogart, who created the Rat Pack that eventually came to be associated with Frank and the boys.  A different era, a different lifestyle and … Continue reading

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Monterey Club September 2021

It was a festive time for me, to receive all of these wine club selections in the week of my birthday.  Even though we pay for all of these clubs, it is just fun to open the packages to see … Continue reading

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Casa Raconteur

Every now and then we open the doors, for family in for a quick trip.  Of course, it has been a while, since we could do that, since we had a harridan that wanted everyone to be a Gladys Kravitz … Continue reading

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