Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

Black Star Farms Club Selections Fall 2022

Back when the world was young and fun, we were at a board meeting at the Inn at Bay Harbor, and a delightful time it was.  The food was excellent and normally the wine takes a back seat to the … Continue reading

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Monterey Wine Club September 2022 Selections

It must be September, because I just received a shipment from “A Taste of Monterey” which we started years ago, back when Michigan was still a felony state for out of state wine shipments.  By accident, we walked into their … Continue reading

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Two From Barone Pizzini

One day I was visiting my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, and while I was chatting with the owner and the staff, a “road warrior” came in, to have them sample some new wines that … Continue reading

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Naked Bottles of Wine

A little while ago, I was asked by a winemaker and wine blogger for my opinion on a bottle of wine retailing without the top capsule.  I said that I didn’t like it as the bottle looked unfinished, and I … Continue reading

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A Very Sad Wine Tale

“My story is much too sad to be told, but then practically everything leaves me totally cold…” Actually, I don’t know the entire story, in fact I know very little about the actual story, but when I saw this bottle, … Continue reading

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Adieu

I have never understood Mother-in-Law jokes as I had a tremendous one.  My Bride was going back and forth about choosing her retirement date.  Her client would have loved to have seen her continue, until he retired.  She had earmarked … Continue reading

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A New Chapter Begins

It is hard to think that my Bride and I have almost been together from Day One back in 1993, and now we are going to start a new chapter with new adventures…eventually.  As one old saying goes “Mann Tracht, … Continue reading

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A Great Dinner to Finish What van Gogh Started

It was a such a pleasant day that we had with our son and his wife, first the Immersive van Gogh exhibit, then off to a street side wine bar at The Royce and finally dinner at Vertical Detroit.  Vertical … Continue reading

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ATOM Reserve Wine Club June 2022

We received our second shipment of wine club wines this month from A Taste of Monterey Wine Club and we opted years ago to get their Reserve Wine selections.  I mean back when we started with the club, Michigan was … Continue reading

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Sometimes, We Get Touted

Periodically, we get touted to try a restaurant, and a most of the time it happens to be a chain and I just don’t get that excited.  I guess it was all the years of being an independent retailer, so … Continue reading

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