Tag Archives: Grenache

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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Two From Riboli Family Wines

While we were at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival at Tivoli Village in between grazing on all the munchies, a fellow at one of the wine tables asked me if I had ever had a Los Angeles wine, … Continue reading

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AIX and Ethel M

 As we continued to graze and taste at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival at Tivoli Village, we were just having fun.  We were talking about wine and food and comparing notes with total strangers, but that was part … Continue reading

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Manzanos Red Wine 1961 Spain

How often does one get the chance to taste a sixty-one-year-old wine, when they walk into their local wine shop, but this is what happened the other day.  I was only seven, when this wine came out, and while I … Continue reading

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Two Labels That Ms. Yoga Wanted

While we were at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, Ms. Yoga got very excited about a wine label, which reminded her of another wine that she had brought to Casa Raconteur for us to try, and she was trying to figure out, … Continue reading

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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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Vina Tondonia and Habemus

There we were, my Bride was with me, for a wine tasting at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, but we were tempted with a couple of other wines as well.  As I have stated, I think my Bride … Continue reading

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A Rioja Reserva and a Campo de Borja

It is always a great time when I am at my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I was attending a special wine tasting that was set up for an Instagram blogger that I had originally … Continue reading

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Fine Wine Source March 2022 Club Choices

This has been the month for wine club selections, and I always look forward to my local shop, The Fine Wine Source, for their picks of the month.  Every wine has been selected and curated by the owner of the … Continue reading

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