Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

Another Dinner at Chartreuse

The Park Shelton is not normally convenient for us, but it is ideal when we are on the grounds of Mid-Town, where the museums, including the Detroit Institute of Arts where we had just left, and the campus of Wayne … 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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A Retirement at Rocky’s

Not mine, as somehow, I just eased into a retirement mode after practicing for it, for several years, or so it seems.  Not my Bride’s either, though she is chomping at the bit and making her plans for it.  I … Continue reading

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A Taste of Monterey-December 2021

It is that time of the year that we received our wine club shipment from A Taste of Monterey and we discovered the club by accident as we were wandering around the waterfront of Monterey, as we were going to … Continue reading

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November 2021 Wine Club Selections

Each month I always look forward to the choices from The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  A class act operation, where I and every other patron knows that he won’t have to wade through the wines offered at gas … Continue reading

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Back to Chandler’s

The chronology of September is a bit off, but we also squeezed in a trip up to the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  When you talk to Michiganders, you get many different answers for where to go, … Continue reading

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Black Star Club September 2021

I am like a little kid with all of these wine club selections all arriving in time for my birthday.  Yes, I am spoiled.  Black Star Farms is rather unique in that it has vineyards and tasting room facilities on … Continue reading

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Black Star Farms Club June 2021

Back in the dark ages, when we could visit wineries, we ended up joining the wine club at Black Star Farms, because of the excellent customer service that we encountered there.  Actually, it now looks like Michigan is opening up … Continue reading

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Two Different Mimosas

There is just something civilized about having a Mimosa, perhaps it is just tweaking the nose of the people that say “a meal without wine is just breakfast.”  Now I know that some people disagree with me, as they are … Continue reading

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Dinner at Vertical

As I am writing about a wonderful dinner at the restaurant Vertical, it was rather a harbinger of better times in Michigan.  It seems that our harridan was caught in yet another “do as I say moment” and it was … Continue reading

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