Dick Scheer started in the wine business in 1964, establishing his present modus operandi, Village Corner, in 1970. "VC" is home to 4000 wines, 600 spirits, 150 beers, and 350 cigars, and a few ghosts. The oldest ghost is the famous philosopher/educator John Dewey. A student of philosophy himself, Dick has played Wine Educator to many through programs sponsored by the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Another ghost is another Dewey, Thomas. Like Dick, Tom was a conservative judge, though Tommy made law, Dick judges wines as director of the Ann Arbor Tasters Guild and Ann Arbor Wine Club. The last famous VC ghost was/is Robert Zimmerman, a.k.a. Bob Dylan, who summered there in the 60's. Dick wrote, compiled, and edited catalogues for the Ann Arbor Art Center WineFest for 25 years. He provides color commentary for the WineFest auction and for The Night For Sight auction in Detroit. Dick and his 45-year-partner in life and business, Sally, stop to smell the flowers on their 96-acre spread in western Washtenaw County.

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