Tag Archives: Alicante Bouschet

September 2020 Fine Wine Source Club Offerings

The month is almost over, but to help continuing my birthday celebration are two more wines from my local wine club, The Fine Wine Source of Livonia.  Even though, none of my wine clubs are aware of my birthday, they … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2020

I grew up in Southwest Detroit and the Fourth of July holds a very favorite feeling for everyone that I grew up with.  The area was a true melting pot of Detroit and everyone got along.  Independence Day was the … Continue reading

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Podere Ciona Semifonte

One of the great things about finally getting out, was going to my wine shop, it had been about two months since I had set foot into The Fine Wine Source.  Rest assured, I did not have to reintroduce myself … Continue reading

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Two Impostors by Jeff Cohn

I was once again alone at the Fine Wine Source and I was a day late for the special Jeff Cohn Cellars wine tasting.  Though through the wonders of the Coravin system, I may not have heard about the wines … Continue reading

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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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Wine and Suits

My entire career has been as a clothier and not in the wine industry, though they can go hand in hand. I have met customers over the years that have impeccable taste, not only in clothes, but in food, wine … Continue reading

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Two Full Bodied Reds

It was the end of the wine tasting for the evening and of course that meant some full bodied red wines to finish the flight. My white wine glass had become the receptacle for the water that I would pour … Continue reading

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A Christmas Party

I already went to my first Christmas party and it was at a restaurant that I have written about before called Baldo’s. There was about twenty people invited to the dinner, though a few more were invited that could not … Continue reading

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An Observation from a Casual Wine Drinker

My last article was about the Birthday/Halloween combination party for the month of October and I had mentioned about the bottle of wine that was not drinkable.  After I had finished my duties in the kitchen, I went down in … Continue reading

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Taste of Monterey

We just received the latest shipment from a wine club that we joined years ago, on one of our trips to Monterey.  They have a couple of different options and we chose the “elite” package of reserve wine selections in … Continue reading

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