Monthly Archives: May 2012

Culinary Extravaganza

Wine and Food go hand in hand at one of the best fund-raisers that I know of.  We have been attending this affair for years, in fact we gave been going prior to the construction of the new VisTaTech Center … Continue reading

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Wine, Murder & Nick and Nora

My Bride and I have always aspired to be Nick and Nora, which proceeds Hart to Hart by decades.  We were up at the Grand Traverse Resort one year because of a conference that my Bride was attending.  I was … Continue reading

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Introductory Wines

Everyone has to start somewhere.  Wines are everywhere to be procured.  In the old days it seemed that wine was only sold in bulk gallon jugs, but that could be, because I grew up in a highly ethnically mixed neighborhood.  … Continue reading

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EST! EST!! EST!!! (It is! It is!! It is!!!)

I may only be a new raconteur of wine.  I remember reading about this wine, and I had to discover it and decide for myself, as the story was intriguing.   On the back label of the bottle I quote; … Continue reading

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Hula Girls and Tiny Bubbles

One night I ended up on stage with Hula Girls in their skimpy attire in Las Vegas.  I was there on my first honeymoon and this was Vegas, when it was a “family” town.   It was glamorous and gaudy all … Continue reading

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Just Plain Lucky

When I was in college, I frequented a couple of nightclubs that were “wine-oriented.”  They had great wine lists, and I would take a date to these clubs after dinner for a bottle of wine and some dancing.  Truth be … Continue reading

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Piesporter

When I first made a conscious effort to study and taste wines,  one of the more popular wines to be found were from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer district of Germany, a Piesporter.  Wines were not as common in the 1970’s as they … Continue reading

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