Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hooray for Captain Spaulding

“Hello, I must be going, I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going. I’m glad I came, but just the same I must be going.” If you are any where near my era and enjoy classic comedy, … Continue reading

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It Finally Happened

I have had I think a great track record from about 1969 to date, going out for dinners and of course ordering wine, which is how this Blog and The Wine Raconteur got started. Through the years, I have often … Continue reading

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International Tempranillo Day

November 12 is International Tempranillo Day according to the Wine Lover’s Calendar. Tempranillo is the core grape used in Spain for Rioja and Ribera Del Duero; as well as in Portugal in the Douro Valley and in the fortified wines … Continue reading

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A Mystery Chardonnay

Way back in my youth, when I was in high school and just starting to learn about wines, I got a job in the clothing industry. It was in a neighborhood store, which was very common back then, because people … Continue reading

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Wine Tourism Day

Wine Tourism Day is celebrated on November 8, according to the Wine Lover’s Calendar. The two words go together perfectly and seamlessly. While wine is a craft that is being explored and tried across the United States, besides the end … Continue reading

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International Merlot Day

“Ah sweet mystery of life, at last I found you.” November 7 is International Merlot Day according to the Wine Lover’s Calendar. While I lead off with the lyrics from a song, I still find that there is not more … Continue reading

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Time For Duck and Pinot Noir Again

I had the chance to visit Grand Rapids, Michigan which is the western part of the state for the chance to participate in a national convention, sponsored by a club that I have had membership in for twenty-five years. Actually … Continue reading

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