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TWC
Casa de las Rocas Grandes
Just a guy who loves red wine
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Got a rude surprise this morning when I walked into the kitchen to billowing smoke and the air quality of Fresno on a sweltering August afternoon. The plan was to slide the skillet away from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Tucked away in the back of the third shelf down in the cellar was this pleasant little surprise. It's a Tempranillo that kind of put me in the mind of a medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Maybe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, As Ever, Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Starting at the end seems like a fine place to begin. When the bucket list wilderness river adventure concluded, it was a 13 hour ride from Green River to home (659 miles). Even still, that looks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Every so often, Monday of the CONgressionally mandated three-day weekend that is designated as Memorial Day Weekend, falls on traditional Memorial Day. It was once known as Decoration Day, and originally was set aside to honor... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Thirty-some years ago I used an outside computer processing service to produce financial statements, general ledgers, and tax returns for my clients. It was really expensive, but still more efficient and cost effective than keeping manual... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Mrs TWC is having French Press coffee with her breakfast at her hotel in Philly. She texted me the arrival time of her flight and we chit-chatted a bit. It's rainy and cold in Philadelphia. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, My buddy Bill suggested celebrating the end of tax season with a good wine, so I rummaged around in my office wine fridge and surfaced with a bottle of Mondavi Reserve. Y'all might remember those odd... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Blackie always looks like his mother just died. He's getting old and suffers stoically with his ongoing health problems. When it came time to see a man about a horse this morning, he politely refused to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, On April Fools Day 1996, Taco Bell bought ads in several major papers, including the New York Times, announcing the purchase of the Liberty Bell. The ads stated, in part, that Taco Bell was just doing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Back in the days of my vagrant yoot, the Parker Strip on the Colorado River was the destination of choice for Easter weekend. But when Easter came early, like it did this year, a man could,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, It is St Joseph's Day and Kos Man's birthday. In theory, the swallows have returned to Mission San Juan Capistrano this morning. On All Saints Day, in the year of our Declaration of Independence, Father Junipero... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Saw four or five Boys in Green lurking behind the hundred & fifty year old oak tree on Temescal Canyon Road recently. Their murdercycles were blocked from view by a block wall, half way up the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Earlier this morning, my mother, Lorraine May, was laid to rest at Arlington. Laid to rest is an archaic phrase I suppose. Interred is more appropriate, but laid-to-rest sort of personalizes it a bit for moi.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Looks like it's summer for the rest of February here in So Cal. Or at least late spring. Global Warming FTW! Right after the coffee is made, I generally take the dogs down the hill to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Today is a Day of Remembrance, the purpose of which is to commemorate the war-time internment of guys like my old friend, Ike. He was Akira Yonehara, file number 711037, an American citizen, born in Los... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, As Always, Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Many of us are familiar with Aloe Vera and we often enjoy the fruits of its existence. In our potions and lotions, and especially in the magic elixir that makes sunburn pain subside. But the flowers?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Most of you don't know that TWC owns hundreds of coffee cups. This was one of my favorites and was in service for several years when my kids were small. Then one day, as I picked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
Good Morning Gentle Readers, It was the day after Andrew Coulson passed away and I was out front working on the slumpstone column that one of the rod iron gates is bolted to. Pandora was playing some decent old-time classic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers. Artist Saimir Strati spent a month of very long days and almost 230,000 corks to create a mural of corks he calls Romeo with a crown of grapes playing the guitar while dancing with the sea... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, TWC enjoys a good Malbec and Argentina rarely disappoints. Wine Enthusiast has rated Trivento Malbec a Best Buy for eight years running. Out here in the Golden Fleece State, it can be found for under ten... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Though it bugs moi when the ball goes where I didn't fling it, Beans never complains about a crappy throw. He gets no less pleasure in catching the ball on a bounce than on the fly.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer