Tag Archives: Sangiovese

Podere Ciona Riserva and a Super Tuscan

Lorenzo Gatteschi, a family member and winemaker at Podere Ciona was at my local wine store, The Fine Wine Source conducting a wine tasting.  The owner of the shop and Lorenzo have become fast friends over the years and when … Continue reading

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Podere Ciona Chianti Classico and Semifonte

Lorenzo Gatteschi of Podere Ciona was hosting a tasting of his wines at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  The estate is located in the original and oldest part of Tuscany’s Chianti wine-growing region and the area is still … Continue reading

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Lorenzo Gatteschi and a Wine Tasting

By now, if you have read any of my articles, you realize that I am a creature of habit and I tend to visit my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I am an old war-horse … Continue reading

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We Went to the Cinema

I don’t know how movie houses were treated elsewhere, they were under lockdown for about a year, and we got kind of used to not seeing any movies.  I mean my Bride started doing “binge” watching almost anything that was … Continue reading

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April 2022 Club Selections

I was going to my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, for two reasons.  One was to pick up a case of wine that is becoming one of our new “go-to” wines and also to pick up … Continue reading

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A Toscana and an Amarone

For a fellow that grew up drinking and eating Italian cuisine, there are times when I get totally spoiled, actually I get spoiled a lot, at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I was actually … Continue reading

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One From Sicily and One From Tuscany

It is always an enjoyable time when I am doing a wine tasting at The Fine Wine Source and this time with an Instagram blogger that I have finally had a chance to meet.  Life has a way of getting … Continue reading

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Two Potential for the Cellar

When I stop at my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, I am always hoping to find our next go-to wine.  I am also looking at wines for cellar potential, but my Bride keeps suggesting that … Continue reading

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Open That Bottle Night 2022

Not only were we having a dinner party to celebrate my sister’s birthday, the evening was also “Open That Bottle Night” one of those wine drinker and wine writer holidays.  The concept was created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John … Continue reading

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My February 2022 Wine Club Selections

My Fine Wine Source Club Selections came out at the usual time, it is just for some odd reason the hardest month for me to get there.  It just seems that projects seem to grow exponentially and then compounded with … Continue reading

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