Monthly Archives: May 2012

Brys Is Nice: Try ‘Dry Ice’ For Sugar And Spice

Take my advice and read this twice: Brys Dry Ice is gold-medal nice; and Patrick Brys is that in a trice—as sisters Katie and Stephanie Brys can likewise entice.   No, I’m not channeling the ghost of Dr. Seuss; it’s … Continue reading

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How To Buy Wine In The Most Dangerous City In America

“How ya gonna keep ‘em down in the slum, After they’ve seen El Ayyyy?” – Apologies to Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis I won’t say the name of the Flint lounge where I had this conversation, because the bartender … Continue reading

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2 Lads Winery: Laddie Come Home

In setting the kibble-strewn stage, Lassie Come Home was a 1943 MGM tearjerker starring Roddy McDowell (as young Joe) and ‘Pal’ (who played Lassie) that ultimately launched the syrupy television series; in the film version, the Yorkshire Carraclough family, having … Continue reading

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Zima, Why Can’t I Quit You?

I have a friend called Cori who recently asked me for some bourbon advice because she planned to give her boyfriend a fifth of small batch for his birthday, and although she’d already found the liquor, she was iffy on giving … Continue reading

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Verterra Winery And My Personal Quest For Jim Harrison

Long ago and far away, when many of you whippersnappers were still drinking wine out of Evenflo baby bottles and I was scarcely old enough to listen to Negro music, I headed up to the Leelanau Peninsula to search for … Continue reading

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