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An Outstanding Grenache from Down Under: Yangarra Estate in McLaren Vale

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We haven’t reviewed many wines from Australia recently, which is a bit odd considering we used to buy and drink wine from down under quite frequently years ago. There was a variety or two in the Penfolds line that were regulars in our household, and we also went through a period rather heavy in Shiraz.

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Review of Best Tour’s Boston Cupcake & Desserts Tour

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Recently we ventured into Boston to participate in a cupcake and dessert tour of the Newbury Street area. There was a Living Social special available, and the cost of $80 for four people seemed very reasonable. We were scheduled to visit five different dessert shops. Finding the tour is easy, as it meets at the

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A Pappy Van Winkle Kind of Night: Pappy for All!

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Recently Savor CT put on a great wine and food event, and the following review of the opening held on Thursday night is written by guest blogger Alex Dubois. Alex is a museum curator, scotch and bourbon fan, and an excellent writer to boot. Enjoy!

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A Look at Scott Family Estate’s 2014 Offerings

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Scott Family Estates is a family farmed wine producer, that creates Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Dijon clonal selections in the Arroyo Seco appellation in Monterey County. Low yields result in limited production wines which showcase the matching of terroir and varietal fruit. Recently they have added a Sonoma Russian River Pinot Noir, as well

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Tinga Reserve Pinot Noir: Another Solid Wine from Chile and La Playa

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We’ve had a couple of wines from La Playa to review lately. The first was the Axel Syrah, which we loved, and you can read about that by clicking here. This wine is the Pinot Noir from La Playa’s Tinga Reserve line, made with grapes from their sustainably farmed vineyards in the Limari Valley. These

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Product Review: The Wine Decantiere by Vagnbys

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There have been a host of gadgets and ‘new’ technology which supposedly help improve the taste of wine out of the bottle. We’ve seen magnetic trays and wands, elaborate glass bulbs which send the juice through a tortuous path to the glass and all kinds of other things. Do any of them work? Does aeration

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Back to France Part 5 – Intro to Burgundy, Chablis and the Wines of Domaine Vrignaud

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It’s time to continue our look at the great wines of France, or at least some of them, and now we move to one of the greatest and most famous wine making regions in the world – Burgundy. They have been making celebrated wines here for centuries, and many consider this to be the home

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A Fruity Sauvignon Blanc from Montes in Chile

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Sauvignon Blanc can be very different depending on where it is from and how it is made. Some are fruity, some are smooth and elegant, some are oaky and smoky. This particular wine is a very young Sauvignon Blanc, straight from the tanks, into the bottles and off to your wine store’s shelves.

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A Delicious Syrah from Chile and Viña La Playa

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We’ve reviewed quite a few Chilean wines recently, and overall have been seriously impressed. You can read more about the wines of Chile in one of our earlier articles by clicking here. The country has gained recognition on the international wine scene, but many people are probably unaware of the kind of quality they are

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Tasting Swedish Hill Wines in Saratoga Springs, New York

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These days there are boutique wineries popping up everywhere, microbreweries in every other garage and a general influx of new entries into the wine, beer and spirits industry. It has become a really cool thing to do. So you never know when you’ll run into something new.

We were recently in Saratoga Springs, New York

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