Archive for December, 2009

Fifth Annual East Coast New Year’s Eve Shindig

Don’t know about you, but we tend to flag around 10pm, New Year’s or no, so for a bunch of years now we have hosted our  Annual East Coast New Year’s Eve from 7-9. When the Ball drops in Times Square, we hoist our glasses of bubbly and toast the New Year! Huzzah! You youngsters […]

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Wine Tasting December 26 ho ho ho

Last week was interesting. Different and fun. In the spirit of Solstice, we poured wines from Lost River, and took turns reading passages from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. And then every time there was a word like dark or gloom or oppression, everyone would repeat it and moan and wince. Definitely got into the […]

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Wine Tasting December 19

Well, here it is, Winter Solstice 2009, and we wanted to do something special to mark the turn away from the Dark Times toward the Light. I looked around for a copy of Heart of Darkness with John Malkovich, and figured we could show it in the wine shop in the early part of the […]

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Wine Tasting December 12

The slide into Winter is showing up as very quiet Saturday afternoons until about 4, then everyone arrives at once for a fairly raucous last hour. That made for a nice visit with Nancy, Joan, and little Sammie for a relaxing mid-afternoon. The wines were unusual and interesting, and pretty tasty. Virtually NO ONE had […]

Wine Tasting