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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

One Italian, One Canadian

One of my favorite things to do, especially this year is to stop at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source and pick up the monthly wine club selections.  The wines are always picked for being interesting and not … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2020

A short note wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, after this trying year. The agony of not seeing family has been difficult here and everywhere else. May you have love, luck, health and happiness. Go and enjoy your Christmas or the … Continue reading

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Mimosas Are for Sunday

 I think it was about twenty years ago, that we were told that we were going into a fifteen-day lockdown mode and it has been a roller-coaster ride ever since, my recollection of the time span may be off, but … Continue reading

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Saber Brut Rosé Single Vineyard

“Where is my Surete-Scotland-Yard-type mackintosh?” as I ponder the last bottle from my shipment from A Taste of Monterey.  This bottle has perhaps driven me to drink as there were plenty of MacGuffins along the way.  In case you haven’t … Continue reading

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Bernardus Sierra Mar Chardonnay SLH

There is no doubt that I have the avid curiosity of a kid when we get our quarterly box of three wines from A Taste of Monterey.  It sometimes feels like an archeologist getting ready to discover an undiscovered room.  … Continue reading

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Wrath Wines KW Ranch Syrah

A December surprise is always what will be in the shipment from A Taste of Monterey from their “Private Reserve Club.” We have been members of this club for ages and it gives us a chance to enjoy some wines … Continue reading

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Two From Prum

I had the chance to taste two different wines from the same winery, same vineyard, same vintage, but two different levels of ripeness while I was at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I guess as a “Street Somm” … Continue reading

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An Elbling and a Riesling

An Elbling and a Riesling Sometimes as I walk around my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source, I see wines that I haven’t noticed before.  If it happens when I am there alone, nothing much happens, perhaps a little … Continue reading

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Two from the Right Bank

For ages the wines from the Medoc and Graves were the center of the world in Bordeaux.  I recently had a chance to get some wines from the Fine Wine Source as one can now book a private tasting time … Continue reading

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The Annual Ladies Christmas Party 2020

My Bride has had a Christmas Party for her lady friend’s way before I was on the scene and it is a given.  Before she even does the Christmas Card list and Newsletter, she is planning the party.  She had … Continue reading

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