Category Archives: Whimsy

What Old Wino’s Do In Retirement

When I made the decision to retire it wasn’t easy.  After all I’d been doing lawyers stuff for forty-three years and as you can imagine, it pretty much defined me professionally.  What would I do with all my time? Would … Continue reading

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Will the Real Sangria Please Stand Up

I am, to a fault, a wine purest and don’t add anything to my wine, no ice, no sugar no fruit and certainly (not since my Fraternity days) don’t pour two wines in the same glass.  The days of pouring … Continue reading

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The Billionaire’s Vinegar–A Tale of the Other Wine World

My world of wine exists for my enjoyment and the enjoyment of hundreds of others who  sip, pair and socializing with a glass of wine in our hands.  I recently read a books entitled “The Billionaires Vinegar” which tells the … Continue reading

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A Wine Sample Policy, Say What!!

You heard it correctly, a wine sample policy.  It’s the craziest thing, I’ve always purchased the wine and other products I wrote about in my blog and never gave having a sample policy a thought.  Well I am now getting … Continue reading

Posted in Argentine, France, Hodgpodge, Sample Policy, Samples, Whimsy, Wine Samples, Wine Tasting, Winemakers, Wines | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Wine and great Southern Bar BQ–Say What!

I am changing up Poor Robert’s posts yet again and moving into the cooking side of things for this one. You read it right, I use wine in cooking Smoked Southern Bar BQ.  I have to admit to being a … Continue reading

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For the Love of Very Dry White Wine

This post comes under the classification of: flashback, fond memory, or senility, you decide.  As I read through some wine blog comments and replies last night one of them mentioned that they wished there were more really dry (less sweet … Continue reading

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Everything is on the Table

In the summer I enjoy sitting on our front porch sipping a cool white wine and gazing at the mountains to the south.  I find it a very pleasant way to enjoy a week-end day and avoid the sweltering heat.  … Continue reading

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Life Observed Through the Bottom of a Wine Bottle

We’ve all heard the phrase “looking at the world through the bottom of a bottle”.  Well I did just that and had to be stone cold sober to pull it off. I’ve been having some fun lately using empty wine … Continue reading

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Writers Block for a Wine Reviewer

Writers block comes in a number of forms for serious writers.  It can be lack of ideas, stress, being unhappy with ones writing, or a lack of  validation (self mostly).  For a wine reviewer there can be another reason, wine … Continue reading

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My World Through Wine Glasses

I’ve always been a fan of Alice In Wonderland and I find a bit of whimsy in looking at things through the distortion of the bottom’s of bottles of all sorts, especially wine bottles with their really curvy bottoms.  Today … Continue reading

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