Something we generally do at least once every year, and preferably more than that, is take the short drive up Route 295 to visit Diamond Hill Vineyards. As we have previously reported, Diamond Hill is one of our favorite New England wineries. There are a few reasons for that, including the fact that they
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Two years is about how long Cheri and I have talked about going to Jamestown FiSH to see what the fuss is about. We’ve had bites of chef Matthew MacCartney’s food at various wine events, seen the restaurant’s name in various places, and certainly noticed the consecutive Food & Wine “People’s Best New Chef”
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If you look at any dining guide for Newport, RI, you are always going to see one restaurant near the top. That restaurant is Bouchard, on Lower Thames Street. This stalwart of French cuisine is generally crowded, requires reservations, and gets lots of 5 star ratings. We were recently out with friends during Newport
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Here’s the latest press release on the seminars for the upcoming Boston Wine Expo, February 13 and 14, 2016. There is always lots to choose from and this year will be no exception. The seminars are a great way to expand your wine horizon and try some things you won’t see many other places.
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The folks at Barvivo recently sent us a corkscrew for evaluation. We’ll try anything at least once, within reason, but in this case we tried it many times over the course of several weeks to get a good feel for how the tool measured up. This is not an expensive corkscrew, checking in at
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Since it was our anniversary this past week we pulled a library wine out of one of the wine fridges and splurged a bit. The wine was the 2007 Mt. Veeder Reserve from Napa. This wine is a pretty typical Bordeaux blend, although there is no Cabernet Franc to be found. It’s a blend
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We recently stopped by another of our local New England wineries, this time Leyden Farm in West Greenwich, RI. Leyden Farm is a relatively new winery, only being open for business for the past three or four years. We visited about two years ago to see how things were going, and they had just
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Mark Gasbarro just hosted a wine tasting featuring the wines of Marchesi de’Frescobaldi. If you haven’t been to one of Mark’s tastings get out and try one. They are the best deal in town, as they are free and usually feature some pretty high end wines. This was a good one.
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During my recent journeys through Slovenia, and visit to the Vinska Klet Goriška Brda winery, I was exposed to many excellent wines at great value points. You can read about that trip by clicking here, or here, or even here. This is an up and coming wine region, and Vinska Klet Goriška Brda is
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On my way to Slovenia for a visit to the Vinska Klet Goriska Brda winery, I had a stopover in Philadelphia before flying to Venice. In this case it was a long layover, and usually that means a drink and something to eat. True to form I ended up at Vino Volo right in
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