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Casa de las Rocas Grandes
Just a guy who loves red wine
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Posted Jul 31, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
SA, I believe that Beans is like Nipper, he just loves to eat. He is a big fan of pasta with cream sauce and loves a spill of coffee in the morning. Thanks for asking about the fire. Yes, we are safe. The entire city of LA and the county of Orange are between us and the flames.
So I've been advised all day on FB, SA. LOL This hasn't been a problem. Maybe because cab grapes are tiny compared to regular grapes? Maybe because Beans is such a yuuuuuggggeeee dog? Or maybe size doesn't matter. Maybe because he really hasn't chowed down on very many grapes? I dunno any of this. I did not know grapes could be toxic to dogs. But I also can't imagine a dog eating grapes in the first place.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, For several weeks, TWC has been trying to decide what kind of varmints are getting at the Cabernet grapes. Might be birds, but it doesn't look exactly that way. Birds are indiscriminate, they peck everything and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Sonoma's St Francis Winery has always been a favorite of mine. Longer ago than I care to recall, my old friend, Jim, introduced me to St Francis Merlot. Merlot is a traditional Bordeaux blending grape that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, The key to a relatively painless car ride across the vast Mojave Desert from Las Vegas to LA Metro on a Sunday is to get the heck out of Dodge early. By the time I packed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer
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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