Tag Archives: Margaux

NOVI Chophouse, Three Wines and The Caller

The last time I was at the NOVI Chophouse it was in the Baronette Hotel, in Novi, it is now in the Crown Plaza Hotel, but still in Novi.  The City of Novi has a curious history, especially about the … Continue reading

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Chateau D’Issan

I guess it will go down in the annals of The Wine Raconteur as a moment of serendipity.  It was kind of funny, a mixed case of wine from Louisville meets a mixed case of wine from Detroit up at … Continue reading

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Blason D’Issan

“Impetuous” maybe one of the greatest lines of cinematic dialogue especially when uttered by Michelin Oge Flynn and it has nothing to do with wine, but it best describes my Bride when she tasted this wine.  I am never sure … Continue reading

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One Silky, One Robust

The last two wines that I tasted at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan were very diverse.  One of the wines was from a lauded commune of the Haute Medoc and the other was from one of the least … Continue reading

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The Three Reasons that I know it is Thanksgiving

In the last decade or so, I have three solid reasons that I know that Thanksgiving has arrived. The first reason is that the day before my Bride has bags waiting next to the front door. Some of the bags … Continue reading

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Another Thanksgiving and a Surprise Ending

I think we had the biggest Thanksgiving dinner ever, and no we do not do a Norman Rockwell type of dinner. We had tables everywhere this time. There were tables and diners in the dining room, the living room, the … Continue reading

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John Laffrey’s Vineyards

Who doesn’t love dining and dancing? Of course that is a term that was used more in my parent’s time. Last night I got home, and there on a counter in kitchen was a pizza carry out box, which was … Continue reading

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