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Casa de las Rocas Grandes
Just a guy who loves red wine
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, You know, if Beans was a better hitter he could have had a phenomenal career as a shortstop. That dog can field. He's also multi-talented. If I hunted, he would have been a terrific hunting dog.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
via me.me Happy Friday. As Always, Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Throwback Thursday: It's only a little more than a half mile hike out to Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. But, when the temps are in triple digits, the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
Thanks so much.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Wishing my Jewish friends all the very best of the new year celebration, Rosh Hashanah, which began at sunset. There were untold numbers of heroes of the Big War, most of whom remain anonymous and whose... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
Champagne gives me a headache. Red wine cures it.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, I found this in a box in the garage just now. It's a promotional bar mirror for a long-defunct wine cooler. Not exactly Roadside Americana, but I collect such things. It's in good condition and it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, As Ever, Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, My dad marks his 88th birthday today, something that seems rather impossible, but true it is. I spoke with him for a few minutes recently. Mind you, there was a time when he'd yak until your... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, The Margarita is pretty much synonymous with Cinco de Mayo, at least here in the Great Southwest. However, the ubiquitous Margarita only dates to the early 1940's and was probably invented by Don Carlos Orozco at... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
Ha. I think the Oz guys use that rooting hormone instead of viagra.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, I planted my solitary Cabernet Sauvignon grapevine a few years ago on a whim. It's a happy vine that lives between a Mexican Lime tree and a Meyer Lemon. But, between the grape-thievin' dog and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, By all accounts the swallows returned today to Mission San Juan Capistrano. The town of its namesake was once the center of life in Orange County. Few locals know that Dana Point, named for Richard Henry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, When I took the dog out to see a man about a horse it was still pretty chilly. Not your kind of cold, but it was 41 degrees and the sun wasn't over the hill yet.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, As Always, Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, I’m never happy to see Christmas pass; it makes all the decorations and holiday gear suddenly seem sad and out of date. It shouldn’t be so, as we are celebrating The Season, and that lasts beyond... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Photo Credit: Unknown Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Today I am grateful for the unexpected arrival of Thanksgiving wine from my gracious Fairy Winemother. What an awesome array of wonderful Paso Robles wines. Adelaida Syrah, the inaugural vintage of Sunset Ridge Petite Syrah, Glunz... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
Love that story, Ink. Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2016 on The Extremist at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Several weeks ago we joined some friends for some tasty Chinese at a hole-in-the-wall joint in a strip mall in Diamond Bar. Turning into the parking lot, I noticed this sign. For the sake of context,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, A vote for Gary Johnson would have been a lot less messy. As Always, Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™