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Roast Chicken and Chinon – A Perfect Match

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Sometimes things just work. Sometimes they don’t. We’ve found it’s far better when they do, so let’s stay on that thread. A little while back we were at Hive Restaurant in Westchester, NY, and they had a Coq au Chinon on the menu. We were tired and in need of a comfortable and cozy evening,

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A Tale of Cabernet Sauvignon – Three West Coast Value Options

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Good Cabernet Sauvignon is not especially tough to find, however good Cabernet at a reasonable price can sometimes be a challenge. Here we once again get into the endless discussion about what value means to you. Can you comfortably spend $75 and throw a Napa Cabernet on the kitchen counter every night? If so, congratulations.

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Another Portuguese Red Wine Value from the Douro

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While we haven’t reviewed a Portuguese wine in several weeks, we have been drinking them. In fact we have a few reviews to catch up on. This is one of them. It represents an excellent bottle of red wine for under $10. Here’s the review:

Wine: 2009 Reccua Douro Tinto Winery Location: Douro

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The Seminar List is Out for the Boston Wine Expo!

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We love wine events, and one of the best aspects of the larger events is the seminar series that usually accompanies them. These classes give you an amazing opportunity to sample some of the world’s best wines in detail, presented by experts who provide context for why the wines are what they

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There’s Something Different Going on at Shaw Vineyard in the Finger Lakes Wine Country

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In Himrod, New York, on the western shore of Seneca Lake, Shaw Vineyard sits in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. This area is well known for producing excellent white wines, more suited to the cooler climate of this more northern area. The lakes moderate the temperatures to be sure, but I’ve spent significant

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A Value List, Well Known, Argentinian Malbec

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Crios Malbec is a name most red wine drinkers have run across once or twice. Produced by Susana Balbo in Mendoza, Argentina, the wine is inexpensive, usually scores in the 86-88 point range, and represents a pretty typical profile of what Malbec is all about. Generally a pretty safe bet as a good wine for

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A Tasty Spanna (or Nebbiolo) from Vallana

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It’s time to catch up on some wine reviews that have been waiting for a while. This is one we tasted back in September, and is worth telling you about.

Nebbiolo takes different names in Northwest Italy. You’re probably familiar with the varieties from Barolo and Barbaresco. Yet right next door are other regions which

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It’s Almost 2015 – Boston Wine Expo February 14-15, 2015!

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With 2014 almost in the books it’s time to start thinking about what’s coming up early in 2015, and the Boston Wine Expo hits town on February 14th and 15th. This event brings an amazing number of wines, and it’s a great opportunity to try some new and unusual things. Your attendance also helps support

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A Look at the Wines of Stellenbosch, South Africa : Part 2 – the Wines of Ken Forrester

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The more we investigate the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, the more amazed we are at the number of wine producers in the valley. We covered some of the basic history of the region and the wines of Simonsig in an earlier article, which you can read here. There is much to discover, and

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Dining Review – Hive Restaurant at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel

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Recently we found ourselves in White Plains, New York for a few nights. Unfortunately it was for a sad occasion, and during times like these it’s nice to have a place to relax and unwind during the evening. Fortunately we happened to stay at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel, and right there in the lobby is

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