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Casa de las Rocas Grandes
Just a guy who loves red wine
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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™
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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™