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Dining Review – Basta on Broad in Cranston, RI

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Sometimes in life you look back on something and wonder, “why did it take us so long to do this?” It could be a simple thing around the house, a minor, inexpensive thing that makes life easier, or a place you’ve always meant to go but just didn’t seem to get to. Here we’ll cross

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Merlot Can be Great – Try These from Winemaker Chris Carpenter

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We’ve mentioned it before here at Red Wine Please, how the movie Sideways ruined the reputation of Merlot in the United States for a very long time. To be fair, there was a lot of mediocre Merlot, and the criticism levied by the movie was on point with those. What many don’t realize, because they

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Beaujolais Nouveau Day – Uncorked and Delicious with Georges Duboeuf

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Today is the day that Beaujolais Nouveau was celebrated in France with parties and fanfare. The young Gamay based wine is fresh and fruity, in general, and meant to be consumed young. Don’t confuse this with more serious Beaujolais, which can age and be quite deep and complex. The Nouveau wine is for now, it’s

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Dining Review – Cucina Rustica in Cranston, RI

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We haven’t done a dining review in a while. That’s a little unusual, as we haven’t stopped eating. It’s just that there has been so much wine to talk about. So let’s take a little time and catch up on a restaurant review or two. We’ll start with Cucina Rustica on Atwood Avenue in Cranston,

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Two Value Carmeneres from Chile

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The Carmenere grape has a long history, and was a standard part of a typical Bordeaux blend up until the mid-1800s. Then the Phylloxera scourge hit Europe, and much of the existing vineyards were devastated. When the industry recovered using new, Phylloxera resistant rootstock, the Carmenere grape was sort of forgotten in Bordeaux. They did

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