Tag Archives: Merlot

April 2021 Club Selections

It was a beautiful day in April as I walked in to the Fine Wine Source to pick up the April Wine Club selections.  The weather was totally agreeable, the perfect weather for just a sport coat to go out … Continue reading

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Sitting at the Bar

We are still getting used to eating out again, indoors.  We are in one of the states where restaurants really took it on the chin.  For the longest time, restaurants could only do carry-out, which eliminated more jobs.  We really … Continue reading

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Chateau Branaire-Ducru

The Fine Wine Source did something to The Wine Raconteur and The Wine Raconteur, Jr. that I have never encountered before.  We had tastings from two classified growths from the Commune of Saint-Julien, and to me this is rare, because … Continue reading

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Chateau Langoa Barton 2009

It was indeed a pleasure doing a tasting with The Wine Raconteur, Jr. with me at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  My Bride and I have been members of the wine club there, and now so have our … Continue reading

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Chateau Maucaillou

There we were two Raconteurs of different eras, enjoying a private tasting at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I have to admit, that learning about wines, is much easier today, even in the Detroit area, compared to when … Continue reading

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Chateau La Croizille SEGC 1983

Once in a while, out of a clear blue sky, we get really fancy and it is just the two of us.  My Bride has been working daily, in fact she never missed a beat, because she is considered an … Continue reading

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Two Additional Tastings

When I went to pick up the March Wine Club selections from the Fine Wine Source, I actually had my better half with me, as she was running errands and I was tagging along.  After a year of confinement, most … Continue reading

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Beychevelle and Lynch-Bages

Once again, the Gods smiled upon me, when I wandered into my local wine shop the Fine Wine Source and they included me, in their private wine tasting for the store and in anticipation of opening up their restaurant in … Continue reading

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De Pez and Smith Haut Lafitte

There are days when the Gods must look down upon me and decide to give that story-teller some real gems.  After all the nectar of the Gods, is how some have always described wines, and when I am in the … Continue reading

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A Virtual OTBN

I accepted an open invitation on Social Media for a virtual “Open That Bottle Night.”  It has become a much-lauded evening among wine drinkers and especially those that write blogs. Actually, this isn’t the first time that I have ventured … Continue reading

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