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.

About thewineraconteur

A non-technical wine writer, who enjoys the moment with the wine, as much as the wine. Instagram/thewineraconteur Facebook/ The Wine Raconteur
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4 Responses to Introduction

  1. Joe LaRussa says:

    Looking forward to the long stories. They usually involve more wine!

  2. I will be getting to wine stories, soon enough, but first a little background information, that will show my growth and appreciation.

  3. Mary Ulrich says:

    The Grapes from Pleasantview Winery in Harbor Springs are American Cold Hardy Varietals. They are not cold hearted as you wrote. Thank you.

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