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The Spanish Series Part 14: Penedes and the Bubbly Cava

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Ever since the first monk allegedly created sparkling wine (as the legend of Dom Perignon goes), and implored his brothers to come and see the stars in the glass, the world has been enamored with sparkling wine. From average people to rock stars, Formula One race winners to sports icons, sparkling wine is ubiquitous. There

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An Adult Treat for Halloween – From the Devil’s Cellar!

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Summer is winding down, and soon goblins and ghosts, witches and monsters, and maybe a devil or two will be

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wandering the streets in search of tasty treats. For this review we have something that the adults in the crowd can appreciate, and something that would be perfect for a Halloween

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Newport Mansions Wine & Food Fetival Next Weekend!

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The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is just one week away! Get tickets for your favorite events now, before they sell out September 21-24, 2017 http://www.newportmansions.org/events/wine-and-food-festival

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A Quick Trip Back to Rioja – the Spanish Series Part 13

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We’re going to take a look at a few more wines from Rioja before we explore a new area in the Spanish series. Previously we had introduced Rioja, and covered several producers in the region. You can read the first article on Rioja by clicking here. This is an ancient

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Two Quality Reds Under $20

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Here’s a quick note on two reds we recently opened. Both are quality, well made wines that pack a lot of value into their sub-$20 price tags. One is from the very southern tip of the Rhone in France, the other from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Here are the details, first the French

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Part 12 of the Spanish Series: Terra Alta and Wines from Celler Pinol

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We continue our Spanish series in Cataluyna, or what is better known as Catalonia in the U.S. More specifically we are in Terra Alta, which is one of the seven recognized denominations of origin (DO) within Catalunya, and likely not one of the ones you have heard of. Several of the seven you likely have

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And Yet Another Great Value Bordeaux: from 2010

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Great vintage Bordeaux. Lesser known chateaux. Great scores and awards. Low price. Great value.

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Where have you seen that thread before? Why here of course! We love great vintage Bordeaux from less heralded properties. They represent some of the greatest values you’ll ever find. Today we’ll look at another, this time from the

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The Spanish Series Part 11: Yecla, and a Great Red from Barahonda

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Barahonda is the oldest winery in the Yecla DO region. The Candela family established the bodega in 1925. When you talk about Yecla, you’re talking primarily about the Monastrell grape. It makes up 80% of the vineyard production. You’ve may have heard of Monastrell, it is better known as MourvĂ©dre in France’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, where

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A Brilliant, Sustainably Farmed, Chilean Pinot Noir from Montes

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If you like wine you have probably heard of Montes. The family has been at the forefront of winemaking in Chile for decades, and has produced the fairly iconic Alpha line of wines, as well as many others. Back in 1987 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon set the bar for high quality wine from Chile. Others

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Wine Dinner in Boston – August 10th at Legal Seafoods

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Here is an event we received notice of that really looks good. Both the wine and the food line up are equally alluring. For your consideration:

Legal Sea Foods’ Michele Chiarlo Piedmont Wine Dinner

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