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Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

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Now it’s time for the top whites. (you can read about the Top Ten Reds here) We’ve been drinking more white wines lately, and due to that fact we’re expanding to a Top Ten list for whites. There were many good ones. A few trends were that Sauvignon Blanc was everywhere, Chardonnay is still everywhere,

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Top Ten Red Wines from the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

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Once again it is time to crown the Top Ten Red Wines from the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, in this case the 2014 version of this great event. As always there was fierce competition for inclusion, and as always this list represents our favorites and is totally subjective. We consider quality, price, unique

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Highlights of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

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We just finished another great weekend in Newport, RI at the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. Once again it did not disappoint, and if possible it was even better than last year. There was a definite improvement in the seminar locations, and the wine quality across the board was fabulous. For some reason

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Recap of Gasbarro’s Taste for a Cause Wine Tasting – September 2014

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Mark Gasbarro’s annual wine tasting for charity is back in a big way. Taste for a Cause unfolded at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, R.I. this past September 18th, and it was in every way a classy, fun and well executed wine event. When you pulled up to the mansion and were greeted by the

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A Few More Portuguese Wine Values

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After sort of neglecting Portuguese wines for a long time, due to a sometimes troublesome relationship with the Touriga Nacional grape, we were reintroduced to the wines of Portugal at Portugalia Marketplace in Fall River, MA. You can read the outcome of that here. There were some excellent, and I mean excellent, value wines that

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Good Values from Burgundy – Really! Some Wines of Maison Albert Bichot.

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What comes to mind when you think of Burgundy? History certainly, tradition definitely, quality assuredly, but value probably not. Burgundy is home to the most expensive wines in the world.

Yet these wines sell, and some are of cult status. People around the world appreciate Burgundy, and many, many wine aficionados would list this region

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Some Wines to Look For at the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

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The Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival is coming fast, and there will be a lot of wine. Since you can’t get to all of it you’ll need to be a bit selective, or circle the event tables at breakneck speed. I vote for the former option. Recently I attended the Horizons Beverage Company of

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Wine Preview – Taste for a Cause Charity Event

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The Taste for a Cause charity wine tasting is coming up next Thursday, September 18th at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI, and is raising funds for The Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital. You can read a more in depth preview here. Recently I got my hands on the wine list

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Annual Tasting and Picnic at Diamond Hill Vineyards in Cumberland, RI

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Every year, at least once, we take the short drive up to Cumberland and Diamond Hill Vineyards, laden with picnic basket and always thirsty. Diamond Hill is one of our favorite New England wineries for several reasons. One – they tend to have good wines, always made from 100% grapes or fruit, never a grape

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Reminder – Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival September 19-21

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The Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival is coming fast. Here’s the latest press release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Almost Here

Autumn arrives with a weekend of wine, food, seminars and chefs

NEWPORT, RI (September 2, 2014) ­–

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