Tag Archives: Tempranillo

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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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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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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Valbuena 5 and Unico

I was just in Seventh Heaven being honored with a special tasting of wines from Vega-Sicilia with the owner of Fine Wine Source.  Not only was I tasting, but the owner and one of his employees was tasting along side … 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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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 New Blends

I have a total enjoyment of wines, and I have had people ask me why I would drink a blended wine over a single wine.  Sometimes they give me a big stare when I tell them, that just because 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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Ms. Yoga in Chartreuse

I have to admit that for all of the years that I have known Ms. Yoga, Chartreuse is not her color.  She has gone through the shades of purple, pink and teal, but not Chartreuse, but we got her into … Continue reading

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