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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

Taste for a Cause

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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

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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

The Brut

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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A Perfect Trip to Northern Italy and the Lakes – June / July, 2014

A quiet spot in Varenna

Following is a summary of our recent trip to Northern Italy, and it was a spectacular vacation. We managed to squeeze in five private wine tastings during the 8+ days, so it was a bit of a working trip as well, sort of. Here’s the play by play:

Thursday: We started out early to try

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If You’re Looking for a Different White Wine…

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Here’s a white that is a little off the beaten path, and brings aromas and flavors that are just a little different than you’re probably used to. It’s from Spain, Rueda to be exact, and Rueda is known for Verdejo. Considering most of the surrounding areas in Spain are known for big reds (and Rueda

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Casey Flat Ranch Tasting at Gasbarros, Thursday July 31

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Coming up this July 31st the winemaker from Casey Flat Ranch will be in town, pouring her wines at Gasbarro’s on Federal Hill. Casey Flat just recently started selling in RI, and this is a great chance to taste their wines and find out what the buzz is all about.

We’ve been writing for a

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Traditional Barolo at Borgogno in Piemonte

Some very old Barolo

After starting our northern Italian wine adventure in a Barbaresco, we went searching for the other famous Nebbiolo DOCG the next morning, that being of course Barolo. Where Barbaresco is smaller, and the tiny villages are just that, there is actually a town of Barolo. It’s quaint, with a traditional European feel and maybe a

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