Monthly Archives: July 2014

“The Caller” and Dinner at the Black Pearl

Oliver at The Winegetter gave my friend the sobriquet of “The Caller.” He tried to apologize to me, as he had not had any wines of note lately, as he has been enjoying the resurgence of craft liquors and cocktails, … Continue reading

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The Fourth Annual Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Reunion

A lot of people will be shaking their heads when they see the title of a Junior High School reunion. The alumni of this South Western area of Detroit just shake their head in agreement. Most people grow up and … Continue reading

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A Casual Dinner

It was time for a quick dinner, but a nice dinner. There are only a few restaurants that I go to repeatedly and Fleming’s Steak House is one of them. When we are in a hurry we like to eat … Continue reading

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Dinner Overlooking the Straits

While we were at a conference at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island there was a dinner for all of the attendees and it was in a private dining room located between two of the restaurants in the main lodge. … Continue reading

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Two Austrian Wines

The first night on Mackinac Island, even though we were staying at Mission Point Resort, a group of us went out for dinner at Woods, part of the The Grand Hotel group. Since the conference was starting the next morning, … Continue reading

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Having Wines at Bistro on the Greens

After four hours and fifteen minutes in the car (can you tell that I am a Michigander?), a half hour ferry ride and just short of a mile hike we arrived at our destination for a conference. We were going … Continue reading

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My Favorite Magazine Issue of the Year

I guess that I am an amateur “foodie” and “wine geek.” The two go together so well and when you throw them into a mix with friends or sometimes just a great date night, it is almost nirvana. What does … Continue reading

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