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About thewineraconteur

A non-technical wine writer, who enjoys the moment with the wine, as much as the wine. Twitter.com/WineRaconteur Instagram/thewineraconteur Facebook/ The Wine Raconteur

M22 Wine

We took a little side trip while we were up at Crystal Mountain and went to Glen Arbor, Michigan.  The Glen Lake area is the home to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and before you ask, we did not … Continue reading

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Dinghy’s

“Work is the curse of the Drinking Class” is one of the favorite expressions of a club member of mine, and sometimes it is so true.  Here we are, up in the serene setting of Crystal Mountain and my Bride … Continue reading

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Chateau D’Issan

I guess it will go down in the annals of The Wine Raconteur as a moment of serendipity.  It was kind of funny, a mixed case of wine from Louisville meets a mixed case of wine from Detroit up at … Continue reading

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Pasty and Wine

Our first night of getting situated up in Crystal Mountain in our vacation home for our Michigan adventure.  After schlepping all the groceries into the house, the sisters took it upon themselves to make sense out of the larders for … Continue reading

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Up North Again

When you live in the Detroit area, when you say up North, you are covering a lot of territory, not just the Lower Peninsula, but the Upper Peninsula as well.  We found ourselves going back to Crystal Mountain Resort and … 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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A New Wine Club

We just signed on for the monthly wine club at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  You may have noticed that I mention them if I go to a promotional wine tasting or sometimes I just go in to … Continue reading

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