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It’s Almost June – Time to Plan for the 2017 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival!

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It all goes by so fast, and it’s hard to believe, but it really is time to start planning for the 2017 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. It’s our favorite wine related event of the year, and we certainly expect this year to be no different. The sequence of events is very similar to

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Part 7 of the Spanish Series – Ribera del Duero and the Wines of Tinto Figuero

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Clearly, one if the great wine making regions of Spain is the Ribera del Duero. Located high in the continental plateau, in north central Spain, and straddling the Duero River, this region is home to some of the iconic names in Spanish wine. Most wine lovers will recognize Vega Sicilia and Pingus, expensive and

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A look at Silkbush Mountain Vineyards from South Africa

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A while back we did a series on South African wineries, focusing on the famous Stellenbosch district in particular (you can start that series by clicking here). There is a wide diversity in South African wine beyond Stellenbosch, with new vineyards and producers expanding into new areas. In this article we will head an hour

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Part 6 of the Spanish Series – Armas de Guerra from Vinos Guerra in Bierzo

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In the northwest corner of Spain, the country is surrounded on three sides by the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south lies Portugal, and to the northeast lies France. This area is known as ‘Green Spain’. Green Spain’s cool and misty climate forces more attention on grapes which require shorter growing seasons

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Part 5 of the Spanish Series – Off to Toro and the Wines of Bodegas Farina

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After spending time with several producers in Rioja (see the last Rioja blog here), let’s take a journey west, into the high plateau of Castilla y Leon, to one of the rising stars of Spanish wines, and the region around the town of Toro. Toro sits on the banks of the Duero River, just a

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Spectacular Napa Valley Wine from Hourglass – At Gasbarro’s on Federal Hill

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Once again Mark Gasbarro of Gasbarro’s Wines, has presented us with a great opportunity to try some pretty spectacular wine. This time it was Hourglass Winery, from Napa Valley, who presented four wines. All of them were of impeccable quality. None of them were inexpensive, but you don’t really expect that when they are this

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