Tag Archives: Vignoles

Christmas 2019

Christmas is a wonderful day to set aside for family, if one has the luxury to do.  Tradition for my Bride and her sisters is to have breakfast with her Mother and that certainly precedes me in the timeline.  The … Continue reading

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Mawby Sparkling

It is almost a sin, if we don’t stop at MAWBY Sparkling while we are up in the Traverse City area of Michigan.   You can find Mawby out near Suttons Bay and whether you know it as L. Mawby Vineyards … Continue reading

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Still Another Graduation Party

We have had a year for high school graduates and there is nothing wrong with that.  I was the first male with my last name to graduate, first from high school and then from college, of course for my parent’s … Continue reading

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Smith-Berry Winery

We finally went to a winery in Kentucky during this last trip. I know you are probably saying to yourself; they have wine in Kentucky, I thought they only had Bourbon.  While it is true that most people think of … Continue reading

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A New Birthday

The normal way to celebrate birthdays is that we lump all the celebrants of the month into one party and allow the cake to enumerate them. This works out well and it keeps the party scheduling a whole lot easier. … Continue reading

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Boskydel Vineyard

Bosky means “befuddled with drink, inebriated” as once explained by Bernie Rink the proprietor of Boskydel Vineyard in the Leelanau Peninsula. I had to visit this winery, the first bonded winery, in the area and I read that the winery … Continue reading

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Two Raconteurs for Christmas

We recently had a Christmas dinner for The Wine Raconteur and The Wine Raconteur Jr. The Wine Raconteur Jr. actually selected his nom de plume when he guest wrote an article for me, and I guess he chose that name … Continue reading

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