Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Dinner

I trust all that celebrated the Christmas Holiday had a grand time. With all the entertaining that we do at the house, this particular holiday always allows us to be entertained elsewhere. One of my cousins always has this dinner … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning

Everyone thinks that if one writes about wines, they are always enjoying esoteric wines and great vintages, but that is not always the case. There are times when one is having drinking wines with others that do not have the … Continue reading

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My Christmas Wish and Toast

I am sending Merry Christmas wishes to all this season and may it be a healthy, happy time for all spent with loved ones. While I appreciate the fact that not all the people that may read this do not … Continue reading

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A Christmas Dinner with “The Caller” in Ann Arbor

Another one of my cast of regulars has been dubbed “The Caller.” A little background information is called for, he and his charming wife tend to go out for dinner, especially when they are away for business; and often when … Continue reading

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The Wine Raconteur and The Raconteur’s Apprentice

The “nom de plumes” of this blog, seem to be growing, and though some are not as colorful as one would encounter from Damon Runyon or Dashiell Hammett we recently had a Christmas dinner with “The Raconteur’s Apprentice.” This name … Continue reading

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8 For $9 ‘til 10

We were still in the bar at Fleming’s, and had actually played movable chairs, probably to the chagrin of our waitress, but we ended up in a booth, still having a grand time and good conversations. Our friend’s date for … Continue reading

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A Trip to Fleming’s in Birmingham, Michigan

We recently had a chance to catch up with an old friend, outside of her professional world, at Fleming’s Steak House in Birmingham, Michigan. We were meeting her and her new friend and we decided to have dinner in the … Continue reading

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