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Tasting Swedish Hill Wines in Saratoga Springs, New York

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These days there are boutique wineries popping up everywhere, microbreweries in every other garage and a general influx of new entries into the wine, beer and spirits industry. It has become a really cool thing to do. So you never know when you’ll run into something new.

We were recently in Saratoga Springs, New York

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Top Ten White Wines from the 2016 Savor CT Event: a Celebration of Wine, Food and Spirits

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Now it’s time for the Top Ten White Wines from the recent Savor CT event. The whites showed very well over the weekend, and there were many worthy choices from all over the world. Most of the wines on this list are good values at very reasonable prices. As always this is just our opinion

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Top Ten Red Wines from the 2016 Savor CT Event: a Celebration of Wine, Food and Spirits

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The second annual Savor CT event, a celebration of wine, food and spirits, unfolded in early April in Hartford, CT. It was an all around spectacular weekend, and you can read more about it by clicking here. The two+ day event features wines from around the world, great (and we mean great) food, lots of

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Savor CT 2016 – Another Great Weekend of Wine and Food

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Last year the inaugural Savor CT event was held in Hartford, CT and received rave reviews (and not just from us!). They were all justified, and you can read our review of last year’s events by clicking here. This past weekend the second annual version unfolded, and we were there for everything to see if

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Capturing the Spirit of the Mayacamas Mountain Vineyards with Capture Wines

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Mountains have a way of keeping pieces of themselves remote, tucked away from everyday life. In these places the days go by as they always have, sun and rain, hot and cold, soil and rock. The higher places on earth like to look down in solitude.

When it comes to wine, vineyards worldwide have reached

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High End – Red Wine Blend from Argentina and Valentin Bianchi

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A while back we reviewed a variety of wines from Valentin Bianchi. Across the board they were impressive, and you can read more about that by clicking here. One wine we did not include in that review was their high end red blend, the Enzo Bianchi. The great people at Quintessential Wines (see their website

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Back to France Part 4 – Reds from Chinon and Domaine Grosbois

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We’ve been looking at some of the producers in the Touraine, along the Lorie River in France. Until now it has been a white party, with Chenin Blanc taking center stage and some excellent Sauvignon Blanc joining in. You can follow links to the previous articles in this series at the bottom of this page.

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Dining Review – Chardonnay’s in Seekonk, MA

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We were looking for a restaurant somewhere between Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA recently to meet family. After a brief internet search it appeared that Chardonnay’s would be a good choice, at least based on the online reviews we read. The menu looked pretty amazing, and the wine list was also impressive. They have

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Back to France Part 3: Vouvray (Again) and the Wines of Vincent Carême

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For the third part of our evolving look into French wine, we travel backwards a tiny bit and find ourselves once again in Vouvray, in the middle of the Touraine. This is Chenin Blanc country, which can take many forms. To get an appreciation for some of the breadth possible with this grape we turn

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Wine Event Reminder – Savor coming April 7-9 to Hartford, CT!

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Savor is coming back to the Hartford Convention Center April 7-9. This is one of the best wine and food events around anywhere, and you can read our review of last year’s event here. We heartily recommend it. There will be great wine, great food and it’s all helping to support our men and

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