Chateau Palmer Tasting

Chateau Palmer Tasting

One thing I have learned in my short time here in China. . . the Chinese love French wine. . . particularly Bordeaux. I can find obscene amounts of Bordeaux here in any wine store or local grocery store. That love of Bordeaux led me to a unique tasting last Saturday at Enoteca, a local …

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Cabernet Day wrapup

Cabernet Day wrapup

For those of us social media nuts with an interest in wine, September 1 was “Carbernet Day” throughout the world. If you are a Tweeter or Facebooker, you may have heard the clammer about this event. The idea behind Cabernet Day is for thousands of wine fans, all around the world, to drink and comment, …

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Chianti. . . breaking it down. .

Chianti. . . breaking it down. .

Chianti is one of my absolute favorite wines. No longer perched in a basket sitting on the red and white checkered table in your favorite Italian restaurant, this world class wine from Italy is worth delving into. “True” chianti wine comes from the Chianti region in Tuscany Italy. Its primary red grapes are Sangiovese and …

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Wine and Food Pairing Event

Wine and Food Pairing Event

Have you heard? Michigan by the Bottle has revamped their site. Check it out! One of their first events planned after the big renewal is a Michigan Wine Tasting Course. Master Sommelier Claudia Tyagi will lead a small “class” in tasting and pairing five Michigan wines with various Michigan bread and cheese selections at noon …

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Old Shore Vineyards…wow!

Old Shore Vineyards…wow!

Old Shore Vineyards is the the labor of love of Dannielle and David Maki. Located in Buchanan Michigan, near the southwest corner of the state, this little gem produces only premium single-estate grown Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines. With more than 100 years of agricultural history, Old Shore crafts very limited production wines at …

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