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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

An Early Dinner

My Bride keeps in contact with plenty of her past associates and some have developed into long lasting friendships.  She has groups of friends going back to the days when everyone and every business seemed to be located in downtown … Continue reading

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A Retirement at Rocky’s

Not mine, as somehow, I just eased into a retirement mode after practicing for it, for several years, or so it seems.  Not my Bride’s either, though she is chomping at the bit and making her plans for it.  I … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2021

As we are all trying to make some semblance of life, we were going to my cousin’s home for Christmas.  For years, Christmas Day was her bailiwick and then her son got married, bought a home, then had a child … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2021/2022

“Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking champagne.” –Oscar Wilde “Inventory: “Four be the things I am wiser to know:Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.Four be the things I’d been better without:Love, curiosity, freckles, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2021

It is always a wonderful time of the year to spend time with family and we do, even if it is frowned upon in this era.  All of my life, the Christmas season is about family, food and good times … Continue reading

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A Taste of Monterey-December 2021

It is that time of the year that we received our wine club shipment from A Taste of Monterey and we discovered the club by accident as we were wandering around the waterfront of Monterey, as we were going to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2021

My Bride and I wish you a Merry Christmas

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Three More Reds with Korbin Ming

It was a beautiful day and I was finishing a wine tasting that Korbin Ming was conducting at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  Korbin Ming is the Associate Winemaker at Korbin Kameron Winery, one … Continue reading

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An Encore Tasting with Korbin Ming

I can’t think of a better way to spend an hour or so tasting wines at my favorite wine shop The Fine Wine Shop in Livonia, Michigan.  I know that sometimes I sound like a broken record always mentioning this … Continue reading

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Wine Club Selections – December 2021

With everything going on in the month of December, I went to my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan to pick up our monthly wine club selections and I was going also for another wine tasting … Continue reading

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