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Wine Spectator Recognizes Casey Flat Ranch – Finally

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We’ve been ranting about Casey Flat Ranch wines for over a year now. Their 2010 Estate Red is one of our favorite wines anywhere, period. Their 2012 CFR Sauvignon Blanc got us drinking white wine again, and now it’s spreading (go figure!). We love just about everything they make, and think they’re all great values.

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Even More Good Value Wines From Portugal

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We’ve been reporting on our recent excursions into the Portuguese wine market, and have been uncovering some pretty screaming values along the way. You can read about our earlier experiences here and here. In this blog we’ll share three more wines that have stood out, and this time the reds actually include Touriga Nacional in

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A WHALE of a Wine Event in New Bedford

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This past weekend the Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE (or WHALE) held heir annual Wine Festival and Auction on the State Pier in New Bedford, MA. Generally we would not even have known about this, as we are more in the Providence area, but blogger Fred Thurber sent us the info. A lot of the wines

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Dining Review of the Old Lyme Inn in Old Lyme CT. – Near The Florence Griswold Museum

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On the way to the recent Greenwich Wine and Food Festival we stopped in Lyme, CT to grab some dinner. A perusal of available choices and their menus led us to try the Old Lyme Inn. We had actually been inside this building years before, stopping to check it out on our way back from

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2014 Pinot Noir Harvest at Diamond Hill Vineyards

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If at all possible I like to break away for at least a morning and go to pick grapes during the harvest at a local New England winery. Two years ago I made it to Saltwater Farms on a glorious fall day. This year the beginning of the Pinot Noir pick at Diamond Hill happened

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Wines of Antinori Tasting at Gasbarro’s – October 2014

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Here we report on yet another outstanding wine tasting hosted by Mark Gasbarro, of Gasbarro’s Wines on Federal Hill in Providence. This time the wines belong to the Antinori Family. Ten wines were open and pouring, and Marco from Antinori was manning the table with the big guns. I started, appropriately, with the whites and

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Review of the 2014 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival

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We just returned from the 2014 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival, and overall a good time was had once again. This really is more of a foodie event, with lots of food vendors, celebrity chefs, burger battles and even a food truck corner. There was scotch, bourbon, tequila and lots of beer. There was also

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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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