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Cotignac France – Mirabeau – “Pure” Rosé

While having a pleasant lunch in Cotignac at Cafe Du Cours had had the good fortune to enjoy a bottle of Mirabeau “Pure” Rosé. I might have been the lightest colored Rosé wine that I have every had.  On this particular warm day while house hunting, we found it very refreshing and perfectly paired with our lunch filled with locally grown greens. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Uncategorized


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First Impressions – Corner Creek Reserve

The only place to start out with my review is by using the word “balanced”.   This bourbon is very light in color and incredibly balanced. The taste was so mild that I wondered if it was bourbon at all. That may sound like a bad thing, but believe me –  it is a good thing as it all somehow works for this special bourbon.  Corner Creek Bourbon was so unique, that I had to look a the label of the Pinot Noir shaped bottle again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 9, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Oktoberfest in Munich

 If you ask someone to tell you what the first thing they think of when you say Germany, most of them will say “Oktoberfest”. The image of men in lederhosen drinking out of large steins fills the mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 20, 2015 in Uncategorized


Why My Family and I Love runDisney


Jogging and running are some of the most popular ways that people are getting in shape nowadays and it’s easy to see why; there is no equipment needed and it doesn’t cost anything to get off the couch and run around the block a few times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 19, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Great Article from Business Insider on Bourbon

Here is a link to a great article written by Sarah Schmalbruch as posted for Business Insider magazine

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Posted by on September 6, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman – UK Edition 1st/1st

During the past few years I have started collecting 1st Edition / 1st Printing books.  Most are relatively new books that I speculatively believe will increase in value over time.  Arguably the most hotly-anticipated novel in the world in 2015 was released today in the US and UK.  Harper Lee’s much awaited Go Set a Watchman.  Since I am in London today – I was lucky to have been able to pick up the UK 1st/1st with the UK cover (my copies photo is above).  Compared to the US cover, it appears to me to be flashy and out of place.  Especially when you look at the original To Kill a Mockingbird cover from 1960.  But, it is still definitely collectable.  Case and point – A nice copy 1st/1st of To Kill a Mockingbird could get you between $5,000 – $15,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Wild Turkey 101 at SYC

  Another masterpiece by Pete at Sarasota Yacht Club with good old Wild Turkey 101. Ah….  Drinking at the hours you shouldn’t.  Fantastic.   

The SYC does a great deal to make its members happy.  Making note of what everyone’s likes and dislikes, and then more importantly putting that knowledge into service is what makes it so nice to make it a sophisticated hang out.  

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Posted by on June 12, 2015 in Happy Hour, Uncategorized


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