We live in Chelsea, in southeastern Michigan, along the Pioneer Wine Trail. Several good Michigan wineries are nearby, including Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, Pentamere Winery, Sandhill Crane Vineyards, and Cherry Creek Cellars.
We became interested in red wine several years ago when we were dating. Our first reds were on the modest side (Avia from Slovenia was a common one) and we’ve gradually refined and expanded our tastes. We’ve also been avid students — reading, tasting and learning as we go.
We started keeping handwritten notes about the wines we tried and then realized that a blog, with searchable, taggable entries, would be more practical.