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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, As Ever, Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 6 days ago 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Readers, I’m never happy to see Christmas pass; it makes all the decorations and holiday gear suddenly seem sad and out of date.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™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Mrs TWC celebrates her birthday today. She's a mirror image twin and was the second baby and an unexpected surprise. Twins? These days we have color ultrasounds saved on an SD card in MP4 format, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
Good Morning Gentle Readers, By junior high school, the House Blond's academic achievement put her well past my ability to offer any meaningful help with her homework. My desk is big enough to perform an autopsy on, but the sink... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, At dawn it was clear, dry, and cool, with an undercurrent of warmth layered into the still air. Quite often that means that the winds are building out in the Great Basin. Unlike most folks, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Milton, Terry, and I have known each other since humanity emerged from barbarism and began crafting wine in the Fertile Crescent. There's maybe a half-dozen of us guys, who rode murdercycles and committed other assorted atrocities... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, I hadn't seen her since we moved her into Claremont McKenna dorms in August so I was happy to have lunch with The House Blond at The Host Bar and Grill, which is an Asian/Fusion place... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
Thankee sir. Much obliged.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, When KT was born, I worked out how old I'd be on her eighteenth birthday. Don't ask. Let's just say old. Some people my age have grandkids her age. At the time, it seemed way off... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Mrs TWC wrote this in response to the way in which public education reacted to the criminal terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The essay appeared September 15, 2001 on Mrs TWC's blog and was reprinted... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at The Wine Commonsewer™