We had a chance to attend this year’s edition of WHALE the first Friday in October, an event which supports the Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE. WHALE is involved with historic preservation in New Bedford, and our hope was they had maintained the caliber of the event we enjoyed very much last year. They have.
Continue reading A Look at the 2015 WHALE Event in New Bedford, MA
With the list of Top Reds out (read it here) it is now time for the whites, which deserve equal billing to the reds but never seem to quite get it on our blog. We’ll try and fix that a bit. Once again these are only our opinions and yours may differ. Prices are
Continue reading Top Ten White Wines from the 2015 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival
The 2015 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival is sadly behind us, and it was another great weekend. You can read a brief recap by clicking here. In this blog we’ll examine the red wines from the event. There were many great ones, a lot of good ones and a few that weren’t so
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This past weekend saw the 10th Anniversary edition of the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival unfold at various venues in Newport, RI. We managed to get in the seminars and the Grand Tastings, and can happily report that it remains a preeminent wine and food event, matching quality with quantity in a spectacular
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This past Thursday Mark Gasbarro hosted his Taste for a Cause wine tasting, once again raising money for the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital. It was a beautiful early Fall evening at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, R.I. There was food, there was wine and it was once again a
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We’re in Providence semi-regularly, and find our way to Trinity Rep for a play six times a year. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from in the city, and that’s a good thing. There’s actually quite a few a stone’s throw from the Trinity Repertory Theater as well, so choices do abound.
Continue reading Dining Review of Rosalina in Providence, RI
Here we continue with our report on the recent trip to Slovenia and the Vinska Klet Goriška Brda Winery. Good things just kept happening.
Sunday, or day three, was all about history, and this region has plenty of it. WWI brought long, bitter and fierce fighting to this region, as the mountains were won
Continue reading Trip to Goriška Brda, Slovenia Part 2: History, Nature, the Capital and a Little More Grappa
This is a review of a recent trip to the Goriška Brda area of Slovenia, and in particular the Vinska Klet Goriška Brda Winery, who hosted eight representatives from their U.S. distributors as well as myself. Slovenia was an unknown to me and almost everyone I talked to beforehand. Most
A beautiful place!
Continue reading Trip to Goriška Brda, Slovenia Part 1: Wine, Food, Great People and a little Grappa
I recently had the good fortune to tag along on a distributor trip to the Vinska Klet Goriska Brda winery in the Brda region of Slovenia, just over the eastern Italian border. This is a beautiful wine country of hills, valleys and terraced vineyards, reminding me in some spots of the hills of Barolo
Continue reading A Bottle to Remember . . . Forever!
I’ll be off to the Brda region of Slovenia soon to tour the vineyards and the local wine cooperative, as well as sample lots of their wines. Who knows, might even get a bit of sight seeing in as well. Just over the northeastern Italian border, the Brda region is comprised of rolling hills
Continue reading Off to Brda, Slovenia Soon and Slovenian Wine!