Tag Archives: Tempranillo

Two From La Rioja Alta S.A.

I have had a love affair with Rioja for the last fifty years and I think they are well aware of it at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I mean back when I was … Continue reading

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Bodegas Faustino 1 Gran Reserva 1996

I was pleasantly surprised on one of my recent trips to my favorite wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan as the first wine that they poured for me was Bodegas Faustino 1 Gran Reserva Rioja 1996.  And … Continue reading

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Prohibido Wines, Loica and Bodegas Alconde

I have to admit that most of the fun at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival was actually getting a chance to try the foods, and many were from touted Chef restaurants on The Strip that we don’t get … Continue reading

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Manzanos Red Wine 1961 Spain

How often does one get the chance to taste a sixty-one-year-old wine, when they walk into their local wine shop, but this is what happened the other day.  I was only seven, when this wine came out, and while I … Continue reading

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Vina Tondonia and Habemus

There we were, my Bride was with me, for a wine tasting at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan, but we were tempted with a couple of other wines as well.  As I have stated, I think my Bride … Continue reading

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A Rioja Reserva and a Campo de Borja

It is always a great time when I am at my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I was attending a special wine tasting that was set up for an Instagram blogger that I had originally … Continue reading

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One Spanish and One Italian

I never get tired of trying new wines, and my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source helps me stay happy.  I mean most of the wines that I try there, have already been curated by the owner and his … Continue reading

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A Rosé and a Red from Ixsir

We were up to the middle two wines of a flight of six, poured and discussed by Etienne Debbanne the Co-founder and Chairman of Ixsir Winery of Lebanon at my local wine shop, The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  … Continue reading

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“Best Wine in the World”

“Best Wine in the World” was the banner stretched across the home page for Marques de Murrieta.  Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja DOCa 2010 won the top position in the Wine Spectator “The Top 100 – … Continue reading

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Tank Garage Dinner-Final Courses

Tank Garage Winery sent me some four bottles to sample and to review, and some people would have just enjoyed them when they received them.  I remember doing a virtual wine tasting and at least one of the reviewers admitted … Continue reading

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