Tag Archives: Napa Valley

Martin Estate Collector’s Reserve

Alas, fear not as The Wine Raconteur and The Wine Raconteur, Jr. were doing a yeoman’s job with all of the tastings at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan. We were amassing our own personal shopping lists of wines … Continue reading

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Roberts + Rogers Louer Family Vineyard

With two Raconteurs just finishing off a couple of Classified Growth wines at the Fine Wine Source, one would think that the private tasting was over.  I mean it is pretty hard to surpass some lauded wines of the Medoc … 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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National Pizza Day

I am not sure, if it was National Pizza Day or International Pizza Day, as I was getting bombarded with photos of some great pizzas on February Ninth.  Now when I was growing up, pizza was still a novelty, believe … Continue reading

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A Couple of Big Reds

When I wander into my local wine shop, the Fine Wine Source, I never know what may happen.  There are times when it is a hive of activity, in which case, sometimes I decide to come back at a later … Continue reading

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Casa Pernoi

We just recently ate at Casa Pernoi, the latest restaurant from the creative mind of Luciano Del Signore, and I have sung his praises for years.  In fact, my Bride and I started going to the original Del Signore restaurant … Continue reading

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A Couple of Forgotten Reds

With the longest thirty days in this year and still counting, people have had a chance to do some extra cleaning and straightening and it is probably still an ongoing endeavor, as so many people are still working from home.  … Continue reading

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A Vertical of Cain Cuvee

The dinner was being served and the wine was all poured and allotted so that all six would enjoy Cain Cuvée wine equally.  It was a bittersweet dinner, because Cain lost their structures and two years of wine due to … Continue reading

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More Raids on the Cellar

It may be still awhile before we can start going out for dinner, like we used to, but I do hope that pleasurable activity returns.  It may be some time before there is full confidence, but until then I am … Continue reading

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Darioush Chardonnay 2000

With the situation as it is, I have been trying to keep busy and away from the essential worker in the house.  Writing a blog, is still fun, and it probably is a God-send, because I have been so used … Continue reading

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