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Casa de las Rocas Grandes
Just a guy who loves red wine
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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 4 days ago 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
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, TWC owns a green thumb, but it remains a tough row to hoe to get anything to grow on this godforsaken chunk of granite. One exception is a young Meyer Lemon tree which is in full... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, While I love a good glass of red, some people take the passion to a new level. Across the world, festivals are held where the guest of honor isn't an accomplished professional or world leader, but... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Today is Dad's birthday. Though he was born just a few months before Black Tuesday in 1929 he wears his age well. He's thin, healthy, lucid, and still splits his own firewood. It just takes him... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
Good Morning Gentle Readers, Spent a pleasant Sunday evening with my son watching Odd Thomas. The movie is pretty well done and there is no question that Oddie fans will enjoy it~~available from Amazon Instant Video. Granted, It's not going... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
Costco and Sams Club both have pretty good prices on wine. They both work to keep the margin at 12%.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, In Greek mythology, Yaso is one of the lesser healing goddesses, the goddess of recuperation. I can't say if that's an intentionally well chosen name for the wine or not, but as Proverbs 31:6 instructs..... Give... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 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 4, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, TWC has plenty of space for a vineyard. The rocky, well-drained soil would support such an endeavor. But, even though there might be some tax advantage to be had, he has neither the fervor nor the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
Thanks, Russ, that is a very cool story. I had no idea your dad was a tax guy. I started out with a narrow niche market catering to transplants from other states. In the early 1980's it was difficult to find anyone to prepare both the Ca return and the return for the state the client had moved from. Later I had a nice accounting practice catering to small businesses as well as the tax practice. Unfortunately, the recession that began around 2008 put most of my business clients out of business. The survivors are running lean and tight and doing a lot less business than they once did. Now, once again, I find myself primarily a tax guy. And it's OK, I like tax work. :-)
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on The Morning After April 15th at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, On the morning after the night before, TWC wishes you peace and prosperity. As Always, TWC 🍷 Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, A few years back, College Humor pulled off a pretty awesome April Fool's Day Pranks, assuring New Yorkers that the long rumored opening of an In-N-Out burger joint was happening in the summer of 2010. In-N-Out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer
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Good Morning Gentle Readers, Trader Joes after the Friday night earthquake here in So Cal. For us it was a couple of big thuds. Beans looked up from his bone and shrugged. Daisy got a little amped up. As Always,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at The Wine Commonsewer