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Repost – Review of Chatham Hill Winery in Cary, North Carolina

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Generally if we’re in a new area and there is a winery about, we are going to find it. When you’re in the Raleigh – Durham area there are a lot of wineries about, so we picked one close to our other excursions and stopped in to try the wines. This turned out to

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Repost – The Eponymous Wines of Bob Pepi

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Bob Pepi has been around the wine industry a long time, almost forty years long, and you might think after that amount of time a person would start to burn out. I had a chance to talk to Bob for a bit recently, and can assure you that he is one wine veteran who

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Had Some Technical Difficulties – Working Through It Now

We’ve recently had some issues at Red Wine Please! courtesy of an unknown hacker, and the site has been down at times over the last week. The cleanup is almost done, but you will notice some of the recent content is gone (for now). We’ll be replacing most of the lost articles and publishing

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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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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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UPDATE: May 16, 2015 Dinner

Since we went back to Mel’s for dinner during our son’s graduation weekend we felt we needed to provide an update. The original review below is a very good one. The experience at this dinner was the opposite.

We arrived right on time for our reservations and the hostess

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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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