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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

Travieso Amaranta Syrah

A Taste of Monterey always seems to be able to make me smile when I open their shipping carton.  Four times a year, we receive their shipment of Reserve Wine Selections and that means twelve bottles of excellent offerings from … Continue reading

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Mer Soleil Reserve Pinot Noir

There is an old advertising line that says “when it rains, it pours” and it seems that lately this has been true, because we just received another parcel from A Taste of Monterey, the original wine club that we joined.  … Continue reading

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Arcturos Gruner Veltliner

I guess there is joy that is hard to explain, unless you really enjoy wines, when you open up the new carton from your wine club.  This particular club is Black Star Farms near Traverse City in the northern part … Continue reading

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Isidor’s Choice Terrace Red

It is that time of the year when we received another club shipment from Black Star Farms.  We have been stopping by there constantly over the years when we are up North in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and if … Continue reading

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Another Movie Date

I grew up with movies and I used to love going to see them.  If you think about it, my parents survived the Great Depression and films were a way for the public to escape the doldrums of the time.  … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

I once tried doing themed stories and it just didn’t feel comfortable running with the pack, and not from the standpoint that I am different, but the writing felt forced and not flowing from my voice.  There are many “days” … Continue reading

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Massolino Barolo

As I slowly try to get reorganized and create a new routine and make time to do things properly, now that the government thinks that I am officially a senior citizen, even though I don’t feel any change.  While I … Continue reading

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