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Entries from July 2008

Chilean Wines – Tormenta 2007

July 30th, 2008 · No Comments

 Miguel Torres Tormenta 2007 Cabernet Chile

RATING: Good Enough for Uncle Dave
Amazing how small things can really complicate your plans.  The cork, a Chilean cork. Tough cork!  Frustrating cork!  I will burn it when I get it out.
Chile looks like a rugged place.  The country runs 2700 miles down the western coast of South America.  Defined by [...]

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Cycles Gladiator Central Coast 2006

July 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Cycles Gladiator Central Coast 2006 Merlot $9.50

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I was watching highlights of the Tour de Drugs, sorry… Tour de France action for the day late at night, I was also working on a presentation that had to be ready in the morning. After seeing a picture of some spectator ringing a [...]

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Santa Cristina 2006

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Santa Cristina 2006 Toscana 90% Sangiovese 10% Merlot

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Here I go writing about Italian wines again but if you are at all familiar with my Wine Quests, you know I get to Italy quite a bit! At least through my wine glass. This is another wine I just really enjoy personally [...]

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Tags: Great $10 Reds · Italian Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Change of Direction

July 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments

The blood on my shirt and on my hands was not my own. I didn’t even notice it until after I’d left the accident scene,  climbed back into my truck , eased back onto the road, flashers still on and glanced down at the wheel. It was a 95 degrees and sunny July afternoon, the [...]

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An “Altared” Wine

July 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Inglenook California Classic Burgundy

During my “Dennis the Menace”-like childhood I served a stint as an altar boy.  I don’t remember being asked or actually volunteering, but just the same…I wound up serving.  I have very strong memories of putting on the hassock and preparing everything for the mass.  I recall the smoky issue of [...]

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