Tag Archives: France

Beychevelle and Lynch-Bages

Once again, the Gods smiled upon me, when I wandered into my local wine shop the Fine Wine Source and they included me, in their private wine tasting for the store and in anticipation of opening up their restaurant in … Continue reading

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De Pez and Smith Haut Lafitte

There are days when the Gods must look down upon me and decide to give that story-teller some real gems.  After all the nectar of the Gods, is how some have always described wines, and when I am in the … Continue reading

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Chateau Siran and Napanook

I guess I was really blessed when I ventured into the Fine Wine Source when they were tasting and selecting some wines for the shop and for their restaurant Vertical, if and when dining capacity is at least raised to … Continue reading

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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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Chateau Tour Leognan

Doing wine tastings is something that I never turn down, especially when I am at my local wine shop the Fine Wine Source.  When I see the term Grand Vin de Graves, my immediate thought is that it is a … Continue reading

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The Night Before St. Valentine’s Day

Since St. Valentine’s Day was on a Sunday this year and we were both itching to go out somewhere.  I suggested a restaurant that we have been to several times before and my Bride decided to have our Son’s family … 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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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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A White and a Red from Bordeaux

When I am my local wine shop, the Fine Wine Source, I may get a chance to taste several wines.  It may appear that they monopolize my writings at times, but it is because I taste whatever wines that they … Continue reading

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Moulin D’Issan

With my honorary title of “Street Somm” I am one of the first to admit that there is still a lot to learn, even after drinking wine for fifty years.  I was at the Fine Wine Source my favorite home … Continue reading

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