Tag Archives: Cabernet Franc

February 2021 Wine Club Selections

The monthly email that I receive from the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan is like a call from my Siren, without the fatal consequences. It may seem that I spend my entire life there, but that is not the … Continue reading

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Two Merlot Based Bordeaux Wines

I just had the good fortune to stop by at the Fine Wine Source when they were revisiting some wines either for the wine shop or for their restaurant Vertical, once the forced mandate of 25% occupancy is raised to … Continue reading

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National Pizza Day

I am not sure, if it was National Pizza Day or International Pizza Day, as I was getting bombarded with photos of some great pizzas on February Ninth.  Now when I was growing up, pizza was still a novelty, believe … Continue reading

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One from Montagne and One from Saint-Georges

My ears always perk up when I hear Saint-Emilion, especially when I am in a wine shop like the Fine Wine Source.  I really fell in love with the wines from Saint-Emilion during my high school years, because they were … Continue reading

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L’Hetre

L’Hetre is named for the beech tree as another winery is named after a pine tree, but I will get to that eventually.  I was doing some errands and I was stopping off at the Fine Wine Source our local … Continue reading

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Two More Christmas Gifts

“Taking coal to Newcastle” is the classic expression for redundancy and some may say that is like buying me a bottle of wine.  Au contraire.  Actually, I really appreciate anyone and any gift, because it means that someone has to … 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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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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Another Raid on the Cellar

I keep trying to raid the cellar, especially for one of a kinds and potential old wines, both of which can be iffy.  So far, we have had five bottles that had seen better days, so that is not too … Continue reading

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