Category Archives: Wine

Armenian Red Wines with Roasted Lamb

I can guarantee that if you are invited for a lamb dinner at an Armenian home, you will most assuredly get lamb.  Armenians do not use yearling and definitely not mutton.  For all of the suffering that the Armenians have … Continue reading

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An Armenian Bubbly and a White

Now that I have some history with Armenian wines, shall I proselytize? I know it sounds glamorous to say that I have received wine samples, but I feel that it is a heavy burden to do my best to feature … Continue reading

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Black Star Farms Club June 2021

Back in the dark ages, when we could visit wineries, we ended up joining the wine club at Black Star Farms, because of the excellent customer service that we encountered there.  Actually, it now looks like Michigan is opening up … Continue reading

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Two Different Mimosas

There is just something civilized about having a Mimosa, perhaps it is just tweaking the nose of the people that say “a meal without wine is just breakfast.”  Now I know that some people disagree with me, as they are … Continue reading

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Almost Normal?

It has probably been over a year, since anyone has attended a wedding, though I am seeing some announcements now.  It is amazing how fifteen days can put everyone into such an upheaval.  People are starting to come out into … Continue reading

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Dessert at Vertical

What can I say about a stellar evening of food and wine at a wine-centric restaurant like Vertical in Detroit?  Since Vertical is owned by the people that own my local wine shop and wine club The Fine Wine Source, … Continue reading

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Dinner at Vertical

As I am writing about a wonderful dinner at the restaurant Vertical, it was rather a harbinger of better times in Michigan.  It seems that our harridan was caught in yet another “do as I say moment” and it was … Continue reading

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Going Out in Style

We were over due for a real date night and a fabulous dinner, so we went to Vertical in Downtown Detroit.  Vertical is located in the Harmony Park district of Downtown Detroit in a residential hotel, behind the Music Hall.  … Continue reading

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Casa Raconteur

Every now and then we open the doors, for family in for a quick trip.  Of course, it has been a while, since we could do that, since we had a harridan that wanted everyone to be a Gladys Kravitz … Continue reading

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May 2021 Wine Club Selection

Getting back in the swing of things after a vacation and I had jumped the gun, so I had to go back to visit The Fine Wine Source twice in one week. Certainly, one of the better places to visit, … Continue reading

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