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A Chat with John Geber from Chateau Tanunda – Great Wine from the Barossa Valley in Australia

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Very recently I had the chance to meet John Geber, proprietor of Chateau Tanunda, on his Grand Barossa yacht tied up in Newport, RI. I had been referred by a friend, and the more I meet and talk with people in the wine making industry the more it strikes me how genuinely passionate and gracious

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Tasting Portuguese Wines at Portugalia Marketplace in Fall River, MA

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This Saturday we took a short drive down Route 195 to Fall River, to meet fellow wine blogger Frederick Thurber, who covers Southeastern Mass (and more) and has taken a deep dive into Portuguese wines. We’ve always had mixed success with Portuguese wine, some very good, some not so good. Part of the problem

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Lunch at the Morgan House Inn in Lee, MA

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In an old inn sitting right on the main street through Lee, Massachusetts is the tavern at Morgan House Inn. It’s small, with four or so tables in the front enclosed porch, as well as a few in the bar area. The bar only seats 8-10. There is a much larger area that they open

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A Fun, Summer Red Sparkler

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Wine does not have to be epic, complex and breathtaking in nature to be good. Of course we love all of those characteristics, and they are what separate the great wines from the good ones. Yet sometimes you just want something that tastes good, is fun, and makes you happy. This is one of those.

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Dining Review of Davio’s at Patriot Place, Foxborough MA

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Having the whole family together for the first time in a while was cause to celebrate, and since we happened to be at Patriot Place for a New England Revolution soccer game the choices were somewhat limited. We opted for Davio’s for two reasons. First, Cheri and I had eaten there a few weeks ago

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Taste for a Cause – Wine, Food, a Fantastic Venue and a Worthy Charity

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This coming Thursday, September 18th, Mark Gasbarro from Gasbarro’s Wines brings back his annual wine tasting after a brief hiatus and treats us all to Taste for a Cause, to be held at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick RI. If you’ve seen the movie Meet Joe Black, with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins, then you’ve

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An Excellent Malbec from Cahors

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Known as the “Black Wine of Cahors” the Malbec based wines from that area in Southwest France are generally big and full bodied. This one is no exception. You can see it as soon as it pours into the glass. Here are the notes:

Wine: 2010 Domaine de Cause La Lande Cavagnac

Winery Location:

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Visit to Fontanafredda in Barolo

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Our last winery stop on our recent trip to the Langhe region of Piemonte was a departure from the first two, as we visited a huge cantina with production of seven million bottles annually, more than 35 times the volume of the largest of our other stops. This place is big. It is steeped in

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Preview of the 2014 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival

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How fast a year goes. It seems like it was yesterday that we were flying from one festival to another in late September, the week becoming a blur at times. Now here we are again, and that is OK with us because the last two weeks of September are the best if you are a

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Preview of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

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All photos courtesy of The Preservation Society of Newport County

Event Website: http://www.newportmansions.org/events/wine-and-food-festival

This September 19th thru 21st, the ninth instantiation of the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival will be held at various locations in Newport, Rhode Island, with the Presenting Underwriter again being FOOD & WINE. This is a premier event, and for

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