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The Wines of Pascual Toso from Mendoza, Argentina

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Mendoza, Argentina has become one of the more recognizable wine regions in the New World order, which in a general sense means anything outside of France, Italy, Spain and Napa/Sonoma. These “new” wine making regions have emerged over time, and include Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa, to name only a

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Another Great Weekend of Wine and Food at the Newport Mansions

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This past weekend brought picture perfect weather to New England, and a grateful recipient of that was the 2016 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. Over the course of four days people were treated to some pretty spectacular wines, some creative and delicious food, excellent seminars, cooking demos, grilling demos, more wine and spectacular views.

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More Accolades for Seamus Wines

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We’re big fans of Seamus wines, and have been for several years. There are lots of reasons, first and foremost being that they make great wines. Their 2012 Atwood Ranch Reserve Cabernet is one of the best wines we’ve ever had, anywhere, anytime. You can’t get it just yet, as they haven’t officially released, but

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A Great Value in 2012 Bordeaux: Chateau Lestage from Montagne Saint-Émilion

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We’ve said it many times before, one of our favorite things to do is buy Bordeaux from great vintages. We buy the lesser heralded Chateaux, and most are not included in the ranks from the Classification of 1855, which grouped the wine producers of Bordeaux into ordered tiers of quality (you can read more about

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New England Wine & Food Events to Look For This Fall

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I love the Fall. The weather turns cooler, the mornings turn crisp and the Wine & Food events wind up. This is busy season for wine bloggers in New England, and this year is no exception. Here are a few of the events on the calendar for the area. Unfortunately we won’t be at all

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2016 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival – Almost Here!

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Yes, it’s September people. That means a few things, including the impending end of summer, the return to school for kiddies and teachers alike, the start of football and, of course, the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. Held every September at various venues in Newport, RI, this event is a classic and

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Review of Dark Horse 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

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Here we have two wines from Dark Horse Wines in Modesto, California. We must have seen a bazillion commercials over the past few months with winemaker Beth Liston. The message is all about breaking some rules, changing some things up and making premium wine at modest prices. We certainly applaud their goals. Recently we ran

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Georges Duboeuf – Family, Tradition and the Wines of 2014

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Born into wine tradition in the area of Pouilly-Fuissé in the Mâconnais, at the southern tip of Burgundy, Georges Duboeuf has been around wine his whole life. He founded Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in 1964, after he had already been pioneering innovation in the local wine industry for over a decade. The rest, quite literally,

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Visit to Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, CT

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On a hot, but otherwise beautiful, summer day in New England several weeks ago we took a drive out to North Stonington and visited the Jonathan Edwards Winery. It has been several years since our last visit here, and definitely time to catch up on the winery and the wines. We’ve seen them at wine

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Dining Review: Tavolo in Smithfield, Rhode Island

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Last week we stopped in at Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grill in Smithfield, RI. We were armed with a groupon, hungry and thirsty, and completely unaware of what to expect. Surprise can be good and bad. Let’s see which way this one went.

The restaurant is in a rather interesting spot with multiple buildings

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