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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, It will be a hectic Sweet Sixteenth for my Renaissance Girl. We're in the throes of a heat wave and the triple digit temps have bumped her two hours of cross country practice from after school... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Noticed the smoke about 10:30 this morning. The fire looks to be between Black Star Canyon and Main Divide Road. I imagine the afternoon sea breeze will push it over the ridge toward South Corona. No... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, It was foggy and 60 degrees when I wandered out to the hills with the dogs for my morning constitutional. That's one reason why I was able to find Jimsom Weed in bloom. Generally it blooms... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, One of several dirt roads that TWC walks with the dogs wanders next to a seasonal creek bottom for a while before it meanders east to a low ridge that marks the edge of the plateau... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Beanie Boy cooling off in the 100 gallon water trough. As Always, TWC 🍷 Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, TWC is a fan of Black Box wines, which are generally better than one would expect in a cheap, box wine. However, I'm not getting anything from the Pinot Noir except a vague reminiscence of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
Well Done.
Glen, I had no idea you ever had pancreatitus, but from what I have heard, it is unbearable. I'm pretty sure pancreatitus is several notches worse on the pain and misery scale. They never offered me morphine, though I would have gladly taken it.
Toni, thanks so much. Happy to call you a good friend.
Thanks, Linda.
Thank you, Bill, I do appreciate your friendship and kind words.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Navigating the snoring bodies on my office floor made it a little tricky getting to my desk this morning. But, I made it. Twice. Without kicking any of the early birthday celebrants in the head, or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Sometime during the last twenty-four hours the new owner piled small boulders around a couple of No Trespassing signs blocking the roads leading to the lake. I can respect that, and we did. The guy's naivete... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, The Boy and I had breakfast at Lake Elsinore Casino with our friend Mike this morning. We don't eat there much since we left Lake Elsinore for Lake Mathews seventeen years ago. The place has always... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, The yella squish died. The zookini is lookin' pathetic. The canteloupe is stunted but flowering. The Roma tomato is precisely the same height it was six weeks ago with the same three lonely, pint sized, green... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
Good Morning Gentle Readers, TWC saw these guys do this live at the Rio and it was as poignant as it was spectacular. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
Good Morning Gentle Readers, Tim Cavanaugh once observed that..... A people that need the government to tell them what barbecue is cannot be considered free in any meaningful sense of the word. Remy and Reason.TV amplify on that with a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, The House Blond reminds us of the roots of the revolution. It's going to be a quiet Independence Day around the Casa. Traditionally, we hook up with the in-laws and the cousins, either here or in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Kinert Family Vineyards is a private label wine that is apparently made for the sheer joy of wine making. Despite the vast resources of the digital millennium, there is simply no information available to enlighten us.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers: Back in the days of my vagrant yoot, Pop drove a truck for Knudsen Dairy Products. Long before the sun came up, he'd snaffle a bowl of hot Cream of Wheat. His mid-morning snack was hot-out-of-the-lard-fryer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, My folks were High School kids during the Big War. Every morning they awoke with the gnawing fear that the Nazi flag or the Rising Sun would be unfurled over the capitol in Washington DC. These... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
Thanks, SA. I appreciate it. Hard to believe that the time has fled so fast.
Toggle Commented May 29, 2014 on Adventures At Graduation at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Sir! Sir! Sir! By then, the first security guy was back with his boss and there were two security guards screaming at me from down below. Seems they wanted me to move along and I was... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, None of these 58,000 some-odd people got away for the weekend at Lake Havasu. They won't be tipping a cold frosty while grilling burgers with friends and family. You won't find them chilling at the beach,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Someone mentioned that today is NOT National BBQ day. I appreciate the sentiment, but, decades ago, your CONgress decreed that Memorial Day *is* a three day holiday. The main reasons given at the time were to... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer