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About thewineraconteur

A non-technical wine writer, who enjoys the moment with the wine, as much as the wine. Twitter.com/WineRaconteur Instagram/thewineraconteur Facebook/ The Wine Raconteur

Voskevaz and a Barolo

As we were still wondering around the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival at Tivoli Village, we were still grazing on all the food that was being offered.  There was a private catering company that we fell in love with … Continue reading

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AIX and Ethel M

 As we continued to graze and taste at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival at Tivoli Village, we were just having fun.  We were talking about wine and food and comparing notes with total strangers, but that was part … Continue reading

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Two From Daou Vineyards

Wandering around the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival at Tivoli Village was a great time, especially since we could walk back to our casino hotel.  I know that I have mentioned the wines so far, but there was plenty … Continue reading

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Honey Bubbles Sparkling Moscato NV

We were walking around at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival with our empty wine glasses, but at a festival like this, the glasses do not stay empty for long.  We came up to one of the booths that … Continue reading

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Ragtag Wine Company Malbec

Immediately after getting a VIP bracelet to allow us to wander around the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival with our crystal wine glass in hand, looking very lonely and neglected, because it was empty, we found our first wine … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival

It was quite happenstance or serendipity, but this vacation of ours was planned quite some time prior and only about a month or so prior to our leaving, did I find out about this event.  Through the wonders of social … Continue reading

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Shopping and Wining in Summerlin

This was the first time that both of us were retired and in Las Vegas, actually, it was the first trip as Senior Citizens, and we definitely ignored any retirement budget that we haven’t created.  We were still on Detroit … Continue reading

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The First Night Was at Grimaldi’s

The logistics of getting us, our children and the grandchildren is an almost impossible task, in fact it was.  While we were on holidays, our children were working, and our grandchildren were students and part-time workers as well.  Our first … Continue reading

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Surviving Over a Week in Vegas

When you go to Las Vegas to visit your children and not to gamble, it is a different mindset.  The kids live in Summerlin and that is where we stay, about ten miles from The Strip.  In 1952 Howard Hughes … Continue reading

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Wining at Detroit Metro

Perhaps if we flew First Class, I might enjoy flying more, but the system has definitely made me a curmudgeon.  We get there so early, to park and get a shuttle to check-in and check our luggage; I also enjoy … Continue reading

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