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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, 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
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, In theory, we were to be pummeled by El Nino bred storms for most of Christmas week. Instead, we were treated to sunny skies and brisk temps. It made for a lovely Christmas Day and we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 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Readers, I’m never happy to see Christmas pass; it makes all the decorations and holiday gear suddenly seem sad and out of date.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, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, This may be my favorite Christmas blessing. It is slight adaption of a letter written to Countess Allagia Aldobrandeschi on Christmas Eve 1513 by Fra Giovanni Gionco, who was a Franciscan Friar, architect, engineer, archaeologist, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
Thanks, Wayne. I would imagine that potatoes keep pretty well in a cool basement or root cellar.
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2015 on My Mother's Christmas Orange at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Yesterday dawned chilly and dank. There were leftover rain spatters and a glacial wall of fog across the valley. Beans chased his ball relentlessly, Blackie snuffed aimlessly, and I snagged a few softball-size Navel oranges for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
Thanks so much, SA. I appreciate it very much.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, My mother died a few days ago. This is us in March of 1952, a few months after my folks had fled the brutal winters of St Paul for the promise of the Promised Land here... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, TWC is breaking out the high dollar wine for the holidays. This bottle has been cellared since Wayne brought it to my fiftieth birthday party. Time to crack it open? As Always, Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
I had never heard of it or used it before. Great stuff.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, I've been sick as a pig the last few days. I called ma's husband, Sonny, yesterday to see how he was holding up, which put me into a coughing fit that left me feeling like a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
Thanks Chris.
Good Morning Gentle Readers, I've never been into hero worship. Not generals, presidents, actors, or rock stars. That said, I don't begrudge those who light candles today in memory of a man who was senselessly slaughtered 35 years ago. His... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, My dad was twelve when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He and the family gathered around this very radio in the living room in St Paul, listening in awe and horror, as the Day of Infamy unfolded.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
Good Morning Gentle Readers, Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown. May the blessings of the season find all my Jewish friends. Back in the days of my vagrant yoot.....might have been fifth grade, or maybe later. Had to have been before... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, As a rule, I don't eat donuts, but the other day I cut a little bite of a Stater Brothers* store brand doughnut. Ghastly. I don't know why anyone would eat such a thing. This morning... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
I asked the guy who hosts my domain and he said it is likely a problem at Typepad, who hosts my blog platform. It's probably not a problem with XP.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2015 on Wild Turkey at The Wine Commonsewer
Thanks, SA. I can't seem to duplicate your problem with my own Chrome browser. I have had an occasional difficulty with MS Edge browser. What is it that is happening?
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2015 on Wild Turkey at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, As Ever, Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Presumably, and I am really not good at this kind of thing, this is a wild turkey I ran across at my dad's house a few weeks ago. In other news, the old man ditched the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at The Wine Commonsewer
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