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BLENDING GAME PREVIEW

I recently posted an article about buying a wine that looked like a rosé, but did not taste like a rosé. Rosé or no I did not care for the wine (to read that article click here).   If you screw up like I did with the “rosé” and have a wine you do not […]

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2010 ROSÉS — A ROSE IS A ROSE, IS A ROSE, IS A ROSE…BUT A ROSÉ IS A ROSÉ

Just in time for the warm weather of summer, the 2010 Rosés are here. For me, there is nothing better than a well-chilled Rosé on a warm day. In Mediterranean climates there are many warm days. So it should come as no surprise that the best Rosés come from these areas where the wines are made to go with the regional food.

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HEARD ON THE GRAPEVINE

MEDICAL ALERT I just heard this from my UNDERGROUND Grape Vine So here is a  major announcement A single glass of wine at night could mean a peaceful, uninterrupted night’s sleep. And I kid you not… There Is A New Wine for Seniors California vintners in the Napa Valley have developed a new hybrid grape […]

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A Grand Experience on Michigan’s Famous Mackinac Island

Many renowned hotel properties fail to live up to their press releases, but as I would discover during my four-day visit, the world’s largest summer hotel, does not disappoint.

Forget resort casual attire. It’s coat and tie for men and dresses for the ladies (only recently were pants approved) in the Grand dining room, truly a step back in time when guests dressed for cocktails and dinner each night when on holiday. But I had been invited to the Grand for more details on their wine and food program and to meet Executive Chef Hans Werner Burtscher and the new head sommelier, Sebastian Ruggieri – not to review the dress code. I know of no other single resort that pops more than 50,000 corks in just a six-month season.

I should note that the Grand, built in 1887, stands alone in formality on this historic island summer playground. The island hosts millions of visitors during the short summer season from May through October each year, and most bring shorts, tee shirts and flip-flops in their back packs and duffels. They may pay the small fee to tour the Grand’s lobby, but they won’t be visiting the Grand Dining room.

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