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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 Paolo

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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 roots.

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Savor CT Coming April 10-11! Wine and food, and lot’s of it!

If you read any of our blog you know we love wine and food events, or food and wine events, or beer and pizza events etc. etc. It’s not just due to the great wine and food, meeting new people or generally just having a good time, it’s also because they are almost invariably attached

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Part 6 of the Stellenbosch Series: The Wines of DeMorgenzon

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This is the sixth, and sadly last for the near future, installment in our series on the wines of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Here we’ll take a look at something a bit different, and by that we mean a place which is part winery, part botanical garden, part philanthropic institution and likely a sublimely therapeutic estate.

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Some Wines to Look For from Red, White and Brew

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This past Saturday, Red, White and Brew was held in Providence, RI to raise funds for Trinity Repertory Company. Wine, beer, bourbon and food provided the backdrop. We strolled around and sampled everything, and there were some real highlights to note. These were pleasant surprises, as most of the wines were new to us. The

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Review of The Captain’s House Inn in Chatham, on Cape Cod

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Since spending our honeymoon on Cape Cod more than thirty years ago we have revisited the Cape many, many times. That joyous event was, unfortunately, a very short one night stay, but we have continuously improved on it over the years. Of the many inns we have stayed at, we have gravitated to one as

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2015 Wine Bloggers Conference – August in the Finger Lakes!

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This August the hordes of strange people who are wine bloggers, us included of course, will congregate in the Finger Lakes for the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference. This event is a great way to meet other bloggers and wine enthusiasts, as well as try new wines from around the local area and the world. Based

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Wine and Bourbon Preview of Red, White and Brew – Coming March 14th

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Red, White and Brew, a fundraiser for Trinity Repertory Company, is coming next Saturday, March 14th at the Pell Chafee Performance Center. This is a great way to eat, drink and be merry while supporting everything that Trinity does, including their education and outreach programs. We love Trinity, and have been members for years. To

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Wine and Food Event Notice!! – Savor! coming April 10 – 11

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If you read any of our blog you know we love wine and food events, or food and wine events, or beer and pizza events etc. etc. It’s not just due to the great wine and food, meeting new people or generally just having a good time, it’s also because they are almost invariably attached

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Part 5 of the Stellenbosch Series: A French Adventure on African Soil: Glenelly Estate

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For our fifth installment in the series on Stellenbosch, South Africa, we move back to the southern slopes of Simonsberg Mountain and the wines of Glenelly. This farm is actually very close to another we previously highlighted, Thelema Mountain Vineyards. (you can read about that here). Glenelly is one of the farms that spurred our

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