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Podere Ciona Semifonte

One of the great things about finally getting out, was going to my wine shop, it had been about two months since I had set foot into The Fine Wine Source.  Rest assured, I did not have to reintroduce myself … Continue reading

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Querciabella Chianti Classico and Camartina

While I was enjoying a wine tasting at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, I was thinking what a great job the representatives at The Vintage Wine Company have in being able to taste and pour some great wines, potentially … Continue reading

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Querciabella Batar and Mongrana

There I was having this arduous job of just tasting some charming sparkling wines and then I was going to try some Italian wines while I was at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  All the wines that were … Continue reading

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A Full Day with My Favorite Daughter

Royale with Cheese, Delray and Cariera’s all in one day.  I guess I was trying to make the most of seeing My Favorite Daughter while she was in town.  I picked her up and we decided to have lunch first … Continue reading

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Some Red Wines in Kentucky

Family get-togethers are great and when they are a long weekend, there is plenty to party about.  I would guess the real hard work is for the host and hostess, because it is their house, their dishes, their food and … Continue reading

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Two from Podere Ciona

Some of my earliest wine memories are of Italian wines, both commercial and home-made.  Of course, that makes sense as I grew up in a mixed ethnic neighborhood, so most meals and beverages from the Mediterranean are like comfort food … Continue reading

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What a Difference

Sometimes you don’t think about the difference between a craft wine and a commercial wine until they are side by side.  We were all excited to have another dinner with an old friend of mine, and now ours, The Wine … Continue reading

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A Gaja and an Amarone

I was finally at the last two wines for the tasting at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I am always amazed at the caliber of fine wines that I get to taste when I am there, and I … Continue reading

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Club Wines for Thanksgiving

I received the email a day earlier that I could pick up the club wines from Fine Wine Source in Livonia.  I was in the middle of a project, just like I always am these days.  So, the next day … Continue reading

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Two Italians

I guess from almost the start of my wine appreciation journey, the wines of Italy have always been one of the cornerstones of my education process.  I mean there is not one country that I will ever know completely and … Continue reading

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