Tag Archives: Alicante Bouschet

Monterey Wine Club September 2022 Selections

It must be September, because I just received a shipment from “A Taste of Monterey” which we started years ago, back when Michigan was still a felony state for out of state wine shipments.  By accident, we walked into their … Continue reading

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Podere Ciona Riserva and a Super Tuscan

Lorenzo Gatteschi, a family member and winemaker at Podere Ciona was at my local wine store, The Fine Wine Source conducting a wine tasting.  The owner of the shop and Lorenzo have become fast friends over the years and when … Continue reading

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Podere Ciona Chianti Classico and Semifonte

Lorenzo Gatteschi of Podere Ciona was hosting a tasting of his wines at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  The estate is located in the original and oldest part of Tuscany’s Chianti wine-growing region and the area is still … Continue reading

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April 2022 Club Selections

I was going to my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, for two reasons.  One was to pick up a case of wine that is becoming one of our new “go-to” wines and also to pick up … Continue reading

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Open That Bottle Night 2022

Not only were we having a dinner party to celebrate my sister’s birthday, the evening was also “Open That Bottle Night” one of those wine drinker and wine writer holidays.  The concept was created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John … Continue reading

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My February 2022 Wine Club Selections

My Fine Wine Source Club Selections came out at the usual time, it is just for some odd reason the hardest month for me to get there.  It just seems that projects seem to grow exponentially and then compounded with … Continue reading

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Podere Ciona Chianti Classico Riserva

All good things do come to an end, and wine tastings seem to go by quicker than other events.  Winemaker Lorenzo Gatteschi was representing his family’s Podere Ciona wines from Gaiole in Tuscany.  While we were talking and tasting wines, … Continue reading

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Four Super Tuscans from Podere Ciona

What could be better than enjoying a wine tasting curated by a winemaker; well, that is what was happening when I was at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source.  Lorenzo Gatteschi was representing his family through their Podere … Continue reading

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A Tasting with Lorenzo Gatteschi

Sometimes all roads lead to The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan; at least for me.  Lorenzo Gatteschi, winemaker of Podere Ciona in Gaiole, Tuscany was there hosting a tasting of his family’s wines. I was reading the history of … Continue reading

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And a Duckhorn Migration 1996

We were celebrating the August and September birthdays at one of the sister’s homes, as they have an inground swimming pool and the weekend might be the last hurrah for the season.  Since, my Bride is one of five daughters … Continue reading

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