A great way to spend an hour or two at Wine & Food festivals are the seminars, which most large wine events hold in conjunction with the Grand Tastings. These seminars give you the opportunity to dive a bit deeper into any number of topics, from specific wineries, certain varietals, foods from a region or
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We’ve already talked about the top red wines from the recent Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, and now it’s time for the whites. There were many excellent white wines, as usual, but only ten make the list. This is always difficult, and a number of factors are considered when making the selection. We also
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Late September always means the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival takes center stage, and we indulge in several days of great wine and food in fantastic settings. Every year we put out our top wine lists, and every year it is difficult to decide between the great variety of wines from around the world.
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Mark Gasbarro hosted yet another blockbuster tasting this past Monday at Gasbarros Fine Wines, on Atwells Avenue in Providence, RI. Riccardo Sgarra, Brand Ambassador for Paolo Scavino presented nine wines, including five different Barolos. Surprisingly it was lightly attended. This was great for me, but very confusing. Where else can you walk in and sample
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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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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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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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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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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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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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