Category Archives: Wine

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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A Red and a Dry Riesling from Black Star Farms

Black Star Farms is rather unique in that it has vineyards and tasting room facilities on both peninsulas, so that they are kind of surrounding Traverse City which is kind of the focal point for all of the wineries in … Continue reading

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Trius Red Shale Cabernet Franc

“#CabFrancDay” is upon us.  I have many reasons to enjoy this national wine day, but I guess the most important reason is that I have liked the varietal, even before I knew that it was Cabernet Franc, and it is … Continue reading

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