Category Archives: Cotes de Rhone

Time for a glass of red….

Sipping my morning coffee in the sun kick starts my mental processes, gets the juices flowing, and pretty soon I’m thinking about food. I can’t imagine,  at least I try not to imagine, life without bread, cheese and wine. Each … Continue reading

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The Vinpire sees red….

Vinpire:  a nocturnal creature that lives for the taste of fermented grape juice, as long as it’s red, and often finishes the evening trying to hang upside down from a beam or just falling down without making the effort of … Continue reading

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Dean Martin isn’t drinking any more…

The fact that he is no longer amongst the quick somehow deadens the segue “…..but he isn’t drinking any less.” I have been drinking less of late and I’ve noticed that life without a drip feed of Cotes de Rhone … Continue reading

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The Good Ceps Fairy makes a fleeting appearance…

Yesterday morning found me driving through the grey drizzle towards our local Lidl store. Not an auspicious start to a day, but not bad in comparison with recent mornings, but as my mobile rang I felt it might get worse. … Continue reading

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Temple balls or how I foolishly drove out the money lenders

I don’t know what the money lenders were up to in the temple that got Him so irate, apart from lending money which has become humanity’s most important activity in the post biblical world. He might have been wiser to … Continue reading

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