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Top White Wines from the Savor CT 2015 Event

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We’ve already chronicled the red wines from Savor CT. You can read about them here. Now we’ll do the whites. As usual we tend to try more red than white, and this list is considerably shorter. That said, this time we tried a lot of white wines, they just didn’t blow us away like

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2010 Brunello Tasting at Gasbarro’s on Federal Hill

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This Thursday, April 23rd, Mark Gasbarro will be hosting Part One of his 2010 Brunello Tasting. The 2010 vintage in Italy is being heralded as a great one, which we know seems to be said quite a lot recently. However a lot of people are saying it, including Mark, so I am a believer.

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Partying With the Penguins at Mystic Aquarium

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It’s not often you get to attend a cocktail party with two South African penguins, but that’s exactly what we did this past Thursday at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT. Every year the aquarium holds a sold out South African dinner, with representative food and wine from that region in honor of their

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Top Ten Red Wines from the 2015 Savor CT Event

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As usual we’re going to do a Top Ten Red Wine list, this time from the recent Savor CT event. In itself that is not unusual. What is going to be unusual is the vastly disproportionate amount of the list that is taken by wines from Italy. They dominated this event, at least as

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Quick Review of Savor CT: A Great Wine and Food Event

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If you like wine and food events you can tell when one is done right. We always rave about the Newport Mansions event in September. Mark Gasbarro does a beautiful event for one night as well in the Providence area. Now everyone has to move over and make room for a

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Dining Review of Mel’s at 22 in Cooperstown, NY

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We found a new winery during our last trip to Cooperstown, which you can read about here, but that wasn’t the only new thing in town. Mel’s at 22 opened right on Chestnut Street, downtown, and we stopped in for lunch. The vibe was modern, with a nice overall ambiance. Dark gray walls, white

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New Wines at Pail Shop Vineyards – There’s More Than Baseball in Cooperstown

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We were in Cooperstown, New York over the weekend, visiting Alex at school for Easter, and used a few leisure hours to visit some of the local wineries. One, Rustic Ridge, we had been to before and the reviews this time were similar. The other however was brand new, and we got a chance

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April Wine Events in the Rhode Island Area

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Let’s review a few of the upcoming wine and food events. There are several, and unfortunately some occur simultaneously. Still, it means there’s plenty to do this month, and plenty of wine to try. Let take a look. Most of this is from event press releases, and it will give you what you need

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A Nice Fiano and a Middle of the Road Sauvignon Blanc

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We’ve been so busy with other things that the reviews of wines we tried over the last eight months have been building up. Here are two of them, both whites. One is from Campania, Italy, and the other a Napa Valley offering. Our notes follow:

Wine: 2010 Fiano di Avellino by Azienda Agraria San

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Trader Joe’s Two (or Three) Buck Chuck and Musings About Wine Values: Are More Expensive Wines Better or Worth the Money?

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The debate about what constitutes wine value will go on forever, and since it is always dependent on your own personal tastes and budget there will always be unlimited opinions. Our own perspectives have changed over time, fluctuating with our individual tastes and income, but never really getting too far afield from their early

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