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Unexpectedly Good Wines in Hershey, Pennsylvania – Cullari Vineyards and Winery

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Good wine pops up in the most unexpected places sometimes. Take central Pennsylvania for example. This is not exactly a hotbed of wine production, but like most every place in the country these days there are wineries about. We were meeting the kids at Hershey Park for a mini vacation recently, and since

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A Low Cost, Pleasing Summer White Wine Value

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Summer is officially here, and it’s a good time to line up some easy drinking white wines that chill well and deliver value. For us that frequently means Sauvignon Blanc. It could be a Riesling, Vouvray or Furmint as well, among others. There are a lot of options here.

Recently we ran across a

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Repost – Initial Reviews of 2010 Brunellos

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I had the chance to taste a few of the 2010 Brunello releases this past week at a tasting in Providence, at Gasbarros Wines in Providence. This vintage has received rave reviews from all the wine writers, garnering 95+ scores on many wines, and thanks to Mark Gasbarro you could actually try some of

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Review of the Wines of Caymus Tasting at Gasbarros, on Federal Hill

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Last week we attended yet another excellent tasting opportunity at Mark Gasbarro’s as Caymus shipped out their new releases and they were opened for the tasting public. They brought a pretty full range, including the Special Selection Cabernet. One thing that was immediately evident is that prices have jumped a bit this year, with

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The Robert Irvine Foundation – A Very Worthy Cause

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For well over two hundred years the citizens of the United States have thrived behind the shield of the fighting men and women of our armed forces, who willingly place their very lives on the line to protect the freedoms and opportunity we all enjoy. Along with them, their families endure the times away

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Caymus Tasting at Gasbarro’s This Thursday, June 11th!

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This Thursday, June 11, Mark Gasbarro is hosting another excellent, and free, wine tasting. Caymus comes to town with a great lineup of wines. The time is 6:00 to 8:00 at Gasbarro’s Wines on Federal Hill in Providence, RI. Here are the wines and their descriptions from Caymus. You can try them and see

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Repost – Some Noteworthy Wines from the Horizon Beverage 2015 Expo

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Two weeks ago I had the chance to wander around the Horizon Beverage Wine Expo, where hundreds of wines were on display. There were many good ones, and several to make special note of. There were also several tables I did not get to as well, but here are the highlights:

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Repost – Dining Review of Metacom Kitchen in Warren, Rhode Island

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Last weekend we managed to get three busy couple’s schedules to coincide for a few hours and we got together with some friends at Metacom Kitchen in Warren, RI. The restaurant has only been open here for about seven months, after converting the building from what had been a pub into a fine dining

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Repost – First Preview for the 2015 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

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Summer is almost here, and that means lot’s of good things are almost here as well. We enjoy our summers, but also have to admit that we occasionally look past the lazy, hazy days and set our sights on late September, and the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. It has long been one

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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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