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Rosé, 2015: Plonk that makes your face hurt

“Plonk”.

It’s an incredibly satisfying term, and serves to shield us from the true character of occasionally less satisfying wine. Plonk does not discriminate; it can be applied to a Chilean white or Portuguese Rosado, provided that each retails for less than a fiver. 472 more words

It's smelling like Smonday

It’s starting to smell like Smonday. The moment Sunday stops being Sunday and the realization that it will be Monday in a few hours kicks in.  47 more words

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Burgundy (part 16: reflection)

It’s been almost a month since we returned from Burgundy. We’ve settled back into our lives in Chicago, adopting most of the routines we had before we left (though we did manage to join a gym and have been good about it so far). 445 more words

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Burgundy (part 15: end of the tour)

Saturday

And then there were two — Virginia and me. After returning from Dijon, we loaded up the car with our bags (mostly wine), the kittens, and ourselves for the drive to Paris. 694 more words

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Burgundy (part 14: end of days)

Thursday

Our original plan was to go to a market in the town of Givry in the Côte Chalonnaise, and in fact we did so. However, our primary goal was to find a Bresse chicken, specifically requested by Virginia for dinner. 685 more words

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