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Review of the Latest Releases From Seamus Wines

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We wrote about the boys from Seamus a little over a year ago. We liked their story, we liked their wines and we liked them. They’re doing some great things with quality sourced grapes from the best wine regions in California. This is small lot production including Cabernet Sauvignon from Somoma (along with a

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A Great Jazz Weekend in Old Lyme, CT

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We were looking for something to do that was 1: new for us, 2: lots of fun and 3: relaxing at the same time. That’s not a very easy list of things to satisfy at the same time. It would also help if it was not too far from home and didn’t cost an

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Sneak Preview – The Boston Wine Expo’s “Grand Tasting” – 2/13 & 2/14

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Boston Wine Expo’s “Grand Tasting”

Select wines and exhibitors join the

25th annual celebration of wine, food and culture

BOSTON, MA (February 1, 2016) – Presented by Boston Guild of Oenophilists, the 25th annual Boston Wine Expo at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, hosted

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Dining Review -Emeril’s at Universal Orlando

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Here is another restaurant review from our recent holiday trip to Orlando (read more about that here). We have considered going to Emeril’s for a long time, but somehow never seemed to quite get there. On this trip Cheri and I found ourselves alone for the first day and a half, so it seemed

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Mohegan Sun WineFest This Weekend! – January 29, 30 & 31

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The 2016 Mohegan Sun WineFest happens this weekend at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. There will be over 1000 wine and spirits represented. Grand Tastings happen both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Here’s the latest press release.

A votre santé!

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Uncasville, CT (August 12, 2015) –The 13th annual Sun WineFest kicks off

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Tradition and Innovation from Mendoza – the Wines of Valentin Bianchi

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It’s time we took a look toward South America on our wine investigations. Over the past twenty years the wines of Argentina and Chile have emerged on the world stage, earning a reputation for value along the way. In this article we’ll focus on the Mendoza province of Argentina, and specifically the wines of

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Very Good Rioja for Under $20

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We are big fans of Rioja, loving the elegance and complexity that the traditional representations bring to the nose and palate. Old style Rioja generally means aromas of subdued red fruit, leather, tobacco and oak. American oak was always used, although recently there has been some movement toward French barrels. A good Rioja can

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Canvas and Vino Coming in February – At Mystic Aquarium!

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We normally would not get too excited about a wine and painting event. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, it’s just that they have sprung up everywhere. We imagine it’s a good way to spend a few hours with friends. The wine, we assume, is not exactly great. The quality of the art

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A Sense of Place – The Wines of Galerie

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The more you talk with winemakers, the more you realize how broad the spectrum is of inspirations that drive them, and experiences which mold them. It could be a childhood spent around wine, a chance encounter later in life or an early recognition followed by a fanatical pursuit of a goal. It varies, just

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Dining Review – The Palm Restaurant Orlando

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When we are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando one of the added benefits is having a Palm Restaurant right on site. This is one of those upscale chains that you can count on for a good meal, an excellent service experience and an excellent wine list. We always go when we

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