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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

Two from Podere Ciona

Some of my earliest wine memories are of Italian wines, both commercial and home-made.  Of course, that makes sense as I grew up in a mixed ethnic neighborhood, so most meals and beverages from the Mediterranean are like comfort food … Continue reading

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Two from Chappellet

With the endless stream of wineries and brands in the international wine market, I am not sure if even all the professionals can keep track of what is out there.  So, just think of the rank amateurs like me that … Continue reading

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Our Get-together Dinner

My Bride becomes this little dynamo of energy once she gets hyped up for a party, and then if you add into the equation, that the party is for old friends, she just doesn’t stop.  Even with the wine that … Continue reading

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Appetizers for a Get-together

We tend to have gatherings at our house, you may have noticed, as over the years I have written about many of them.  The main reason is that my Bride is a wonderful cook and hostess, and the other small … Continue reading

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Nine Years Difference

I do enjoy going into a wine shop, as I never know what I may encounter.  On one of my infrequent, though my Bride might think it is very frequent stops at the Fine Wine Source I got a chance … Continue reading

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January Wine Club Selections

It is that wonderful time of the year, when the snow blowers are running on high, the thermostats have to be adjusted and water pipes have to be monitored.  It is also the time of the month when I got … Continue reading

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Cello

It was a long time coming, but at Cello in downtown Howell, we met The Caller and his wife.  There is no one that has missed this couple more than my Bride and I.  Since they have both retired, they … Continue reading

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