Tag Archives: Merlot

Blame it on the Pacific Supply Chain

We went out to celebrate a birthday and we met another couple at a chain restaurant located in a very large shopping mall.  They were doing quite a bustling business, and that particular mall, I am sure has survived all … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2021/2022

It was dubbed the original “Amateur’s Night” by one of Hollywood’s most famous bad boys, Humphrey Bogart, who created the Rat Pack that eventually came to be associated with Frank and the boys.  A different era, a different lifestyle and … Continue reading

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Black Star Farms Winter Club Selection

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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An Early Dinner

My Bride keeps in contact with plenty of her past associates and some have developed into long lasting friendships.  She has groups of friends going back to the days when everyone and every business seemed to be located in downtown … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2021

As we are all trying to make some semblance of life, we were going to my cousin’s home for Christmas.  For years, Christmas Day was her bailiwick and then her son got married, bought a home, then had a child … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2021

It is always a wonderful time of the year to spend time with family and we do, even if it is frowned upon in this era.  All of my life, the Christmas season is about family, food and good times … Continue reading

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An Encore Tasting with Korbin Ming

I can’t think of a better way to spend an hour or so tasting wines at my favorite wine shop The Fine Wine Shop in Livonia, Michigan.  I know that sometimes I sound like a broken record always mentioning this … Continue reading

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Wine Club Selections – December 2021

With everything going on in the month of December, I went to my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan to pick up our monthly wine club selections and I was going also for another wine tasting … Continue reading

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Celani Family Vineyards Tenacious

I have to admit that I was not the only person at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan to taste the wines that Tom Celani was pouring.  The shop is not that big, and everyone that was there, was … Continue reading

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Celani Robusto 2019

I do enjoy tasting wines at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan and it is a bonus when they have a guest host, such as having Tom Celani of Celani Family Wines.  We have had … Continue reading

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