Tag Archives: France

Two From Chateau Rouillac

When all the wines in your local wine shop are curated by the owner and staff, like at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan there are times, more often than not, where one gets to try both the first … Continue reading

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Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2019

After fifty some odd years, I still have unicorn wines that I have desires for, as I think most wine drinkers do as well.  I was visiting my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan and they … Continue reading

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Ms. Yoga Revisits The Earle

Years ago, just after The Wine Raconteur and his Bride, Ms. Yoga frequented The Earle; one of our favorite haunts, especially if we are in Ann Arbor.  She wanted to go there with us, and of course, how could we … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2022/2023

We had the daily double for the holiday, we were doing New Year’s Eve dinner and then everyone was coming back here the next day for a New Year’s Brunch.  I thin part of it was logistics, because it was … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner with The Wine Raconteur, Jr. 2022

We always look forward to our time with The Wine Raconteur, Jr. (and that is a sobriquet that he chose).  We had Christmas dinner at their house, though it was a bit touch and go, because their son became ill, … Continue reading

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Two Unicorn Gifts

Some time it is fun, just to walk around my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source, and look at some items that I won’t be tasting, maybe dreaming about, but not tasting.  I mean life would be boring, if … Continue reading

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Arta’s Italian Restaurant

We were finally able to connect with The Caller and his charming wife.  They are retired and almost impossible to get a date with, as they are always on the go.  We finally did connect and then it was where … Continue reading

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After Van Gogh, Chartreuse

We try to frequent the restaurant Chartreuse, after every visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.  It is in the legendary Park Shelton, which was originally the Wardell Hotel, named after Fred Wardell of the Eureka Vacuum Company.  When Diego … Continue reading

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How to Spend an Anniversary

I would like to think of my Bride and I as romantics, well let me tell you how we spent our last anniversary.  We were over-dressed in our gymnasium sweat suit attire at a recycling center, which in my youth … Continue reading

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The Graduation Dinner Continues

It was fun watching our grandson indulge in one of his grandfather’s quirky enjoyments.  I would venture to say that most teenagers don’t go out on a regular basis for fine dining, in fact over the years, we have discovered … Continue reading

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