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The Party Continued

One would almost think that my Bride and I are still teenagers from my recounting a day that started with a brunch and Mimosas that ended up a pool party and appetizers, but there is more to the day.  Actually, … Continue reading

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Chateau Bel-Air Laclotte

The second wine that I picked up from the Fine Wine Source Wine Club for July was Chateau Bel-Air Laclotte.  Usually, as is my disposition, I wander around the shop and do some wine tastings while I am there.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Chateau Margaux 1989

How would you respond if someone that you know asks you to bring a decanter?  Well since it was my Brother-in-Law and he is staying at a hotel, I didn’t even ask why, or what, or how or any of … Continue reading

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Rove Estate

Rove Estate sits at the highest point of elevation on the Leelanau Peninsula and a family owned farm for five generations.  Creighton and McKenzie Gallagher represent the sixth generation farming the family plot and the estate is named after the … Continue reading

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Bonobo Winery

Two brothers, Todd and Carter Oosterhouse, long time natives of Traverse City established Bonobo Winery four years ago.  The brothers are attempting to maintain the classic Up-North feel to the winery while bringing in the new chic concepts that have … Continue reading

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Hawthorne Vineyards

I had heard about Hawthorne Vineyards; I think before they had bottled a wine.  A relative of the owner Bruce Hawthorne had mentioned the winery several times to me when he was buying clothes.  Too many salesmen talk, when they … Continue reading

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Black Star Farms

Last year when Black Star Farms was awarded the Best Wine at the 2018 Canberra International Riesling Challenge for their Arcturos Dry Riesling 2017 all of my Social Media sites were bombarded as to whether or not I had tried … Continue reading

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