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Preview – 2017 Sun Wine & Food Fest at Mohegan Sun – Jan 27-29

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Although Christmas is not yet here, it’s time to look forward a little bit to the Mohegan Sun wine and food event, held in January at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. This year the name gets a slight tweak, and it is now the Sun Wine & Food Fest, giving a bit more

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Chloe Wine Collection – Really Worth Trying

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We were wandering through our local wine and spirits shop just before the Thanksgiving holiday, looking for a few wines to bring to a friend’s house for dinner, when we ran across one of those small wine tastings that pop up from time to time. This time they had a Prosecco, a Pinot Noir,

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Our Wines for the 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday

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The holiday season is upon us, and hopefully that means family, friends, good times and great wine and food. We certainly wish all of you those things, and we’ll be doing our best to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas as well. Step one on that quest was picking the wines for the upcoming

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Book Review – “Corkscrew” – A Rollicking Laugh Riot through the International World of Wine

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The list of fictional stories which deal with the wine industry in detail is a short one. The most well known to the masses is undoubtedly “Sideways”, the story of a wine aficionado with serious life issues and a rather significant hatred of the Merlot grape. We liked the movie “Sideways” as it was quite

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New Britain Museum of American Art – The Art of Wine & Food

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We recently were fortunate enough to attend the Art of Wine & Food fund raising event at the New Britain Museum of American Art, held this past October in New Britain, CT. When I say we I mean myself and our son Alex, who stopped in on his way home from work. Alex is a

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2005 Chateau Boyd-Cantenac: Another Great 2005 Bordeaux Drinking Beautifully

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I’ll say it again, nothing beats the deals you can get when Bordeaux has a truly great vintage. You don’t buy the big names, but some of the less famous classified growths and the hundreds of unclassified chateaux make fabulous wines for low prices. 2005 represented one of those amazing buying opportunities, which we embraced

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Great Value Merlot Around $10

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When it comes to everyday wine, meaning the bottle you have open on your kitchen counter or in the fridge, there is nothing better than finding a wine which significantly over delivers in quality when compared to price. The definition of value is perceived benefit divided by cost, and this wine really shines. If you

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Forty Years of Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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A great way to spend an hour or two at Wine & Food festivals are the seminars, which most large wine events hold in conjunction with the Grand Tastings. These seminars give you the opportunity to dive a bit deeper into any number of topics, from specific wineries, certain varietals, foods from a region or

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The Top Ten White Wines from the 2016 Newport Wine & Food Festival

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We’ve already talked about the top red wines from the recent Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, and now it’s time for the whites. There were many excellent white wines, as usual, but only ten make the list. This is always difficult, and a number of factors are considered when making the selection. We also

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Top Ten Red Wines from the 2016 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

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Late September always means the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival takes center stage, and we indulge in several days of great wine and food in fantastic settings. Every year we put out our top wine lists, and every year it is difficult to decide between the great variety of wines from around the world.

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