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While creating this issue, I liked this song best: Half The City By St. Paul & The Broken Bones.
TODAY'S FEATURED WINE
Russell Family Vineyard: Grenache: Paso Robles-California: La Maison de Lavande Vineyard: 2011: United States
When the MRI says you have ripped the hell out of your shoulder, it's time for a damn good bottle of wine.
This Russell Grenache is an explosively juicy big, bad, bold Rhone and just about good enough to make me forget that I have a massive rotator cuff injury with complete tears of the two largest tendons.
Arthroscopic slicing and dicing sched for Dec. 22 and several months of recovery afterwards.
Damn glad I can remove a cork and drink with my left hand. Gonna need more big whacking reds to get through this.
For winery tasting samples, gifts from friends or family or samplings at a party or event, review it truthfully, but only if I like it. If I have paid my own very-hard-earned money on a bottle, the gloves are off and it gets what it deserves ... whether perfect or puerile.
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