Category Archives: Wine

A Turbiana and a Pinot Noir

When I am at Fine Wine Source for a tasting, I try to alternate between the Old World and the New World, just so that I have potentially new wines to discuss and so that I am not always talking … Continue reading

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Two French Wines to Taste

For me, being the gopher to go pick up our monthly wine club selection at Fine Wine Source is a great job.  I go in, say hello, and everyone knows my name, I think there was a television show about … Continue reading

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Club Wines for Thanksgiving

I received the email a day earlier that I could pick up the club wines from Fine Wine Source in Livonia.  I was in the middle of a project, just like I always am these days.  So, the next day … Continue reading

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Ms. Yoga is Nostalgic

One of my cast of characters Ms. Yoga will be paying another visit shortly and the Casa Raconteur will be ready with open arms.  The luggage rack will be at the foot of the bed, and we will try to … Continue reading

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I Try to Have Fun

As I reflect on my past career, I had fun.  Through out the years I have encountered some people on both sides of the counter that if I could I would have avoided, but I guess that is true for … Continue reading

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Two Marquises

In the United States, peerage ranking is not really taught, so suffice it to say that a Marquis is a nobleman below a Duke, but above an Earl or a Count.  The most famous Marquis known in the United States … Continue reading

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Start With Syrah

One of the most popular questions that I receive is “what do you do?”  I respond that I am a retired clothier of some forty plus year at least, and in today’s lifestyle that word requires an explanation.  It was … Continue reading

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