My name is John and I have a passion for and romance for the wines. I can sing praises about the wonders of wine. People have suggested that I should start a blog and I thought first why should I blog, when there are great periodicals and websites that rate wines and technical facts. Well, currently I have the time to be reflective and retrospective. That would not be my intention, I am more a raconteur, and I shall wax poetic about stories and incidents that have fueled my ardent passion for the wines.
I came from humble beginnings growing up in southwest Detroit, not a major center for wines, especially in the sixties. It was a working class area, that had many watering holes, but they were establishments where one could have a few beers or shots with friends, not the place to study the nuances of the toil of the winemakers.
It is from this location, that I eventually discovered “the grape” and I have been discovering it ever since. At times I may seem to be rambling in my expositions, and I probably will. Stories may be short and sweet, or long depending on my muse.
Looking forward to the long stories. They usually involve more wine!
I will be getting to wine stories, soon enough, but first a little background information, that will show my growth and appreciation.
The Grapes from Pleasantview Winery in Harbor Springs are American Cold Hardy Varietals. They are not cold hearted as you wrote. Thank you.
You are correct, I mis-typed the entry from my notes.