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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

Alto Moncayo Veraton

Another trip down Memory Lane, courtesy of my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source.  It really is interesting to see how, if any, vintages can affect a wine.  I was in retail, my entire career, so I can understand … Continue reading

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An Encore of Tré Son Zinfandel

Imagine if you will, being in a wine shop and having a glass of wine being poured for you.  Yes, I was at my local wine shop and club, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia.  These two men walk in, … Continue reading

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Celani Cabernet Sauvignon

People ask me constantly, if I ever get tired of tasting wines or if it gets boring.  When I am doing my often times, impromptu tastings at The Fine Wine Source, it never gets boring.  The comradery that is encountered, … Continue reading

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“Best Wine in the World”

“Best Wine in the World” was the banner stretched across the home page for Marques de Murrieta.  Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja DOCa 2010 won the top position in the Wine Spectator “The Top 100 – … Continue reading

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August 2021 Club Selections

One of my favorite outings is going to The Fine Wine Source, my local wine shop and getting the two wine bottles that are the monthly wine club choices.  That is a great perk for the club members and for … Continue reading

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Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino

I was tasting a wonderful wine recently at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source and they asked me if I had ever had it, I said that I have had wine from the region, but I didn’t think … Continue reading

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Realm Cellars “The Bard”

There are times when I stop at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source and I find myself elevated above my food grade.  I am not usually in the pay grade to encounter cult wines, and yes, I have … Continue reading

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A House Party

Some times a party is announced, just because.  Especially after the lockdown, it doesn’t take much to get people together.  Even impromptu parties can be easy, especially during the summer months.  Most men like to barbecue, and years ago I … Continue reading

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Brunch at The Daxton

We try to make a day of it, if we can, a date day.  Somehow, I ended up with the lion’s share of the shopping and that is not how it usually works out. Of course, my Bride goes shopping … Continue reading

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A Franciscan Cab at the St. Croix Shop

Almost my entire working career I was a clothier, not a haberdasher, but a clothier.  Over the years I have met some individuals that will always be a clerk.  There was a certain status of being a clothier and it … Continue reading

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