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Highlights of the 2014 Boston Wine Expo

Boston Wine Expo does it again: another great day of wine tasting, food sampling, and lifestyle displays.  There are always great new discoveries, like the ancient grape Ribolla Gialla, as well as rediscovering old favorites like New Zealand. Here are just a few of Eleni and my highlights from yesterday.           […]

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Food Truck Throwdown – Boston Alliance VS New York strEATs

Are food trucks the love child of “roach coaches” and “dirty water” dogs? Perhaps, since mobile food vending has a long history in the US starting with 17th century street food hawkers and continuing to the present with the recent explosion of food trucks. Evolving out of our burgeoning food culture – thank Julia for […]

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Trade Show #3 – L’Aventure Languedoc

Third in a series. I was eager to attend this event held at The Exchange Conference Center on the Boston Fish Pier which consisted of both a seminar and walk-around tasting; eager because one of my instructors at Boston University’s Elizabeth Bishop Center for Wine, Sandy Block MW, would be leading the seminar and guided tasting. In […]

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Trade Show #2 – Drink Ribera Boston Workshop

Second in a series. This trade show had a slogan – Drink Ribera, Drink Spain and entitling the show a workshop emphasized the educational component. Additionally, the Drink Ribera Boston Workshop was held at Jonathon Alsop’s Boston Wine School, further highlighting the educational aspect of this event. Spanish food and wine have come to prominence thanks to […]

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Trade Show #1 – Treasures of Montepulciano

First in a series. “Treasures of Montepulciano” is first in a series focusing on wine trade shows. Essentially, a trade show presents a crash course on wines to retailers, writers, travel professionals and wine educators. Usually focusing on a specific region within a wine-producing country, the event offers exposure to wines either already available in this […]

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On the Chelsea Beer Trail – Mystic Brewery

Previously, I’d covered the Everett Beer Trail. Admittedly, that trail is short consisting of just two breweries – Night Shift and Idle Hands –  located next to each other in a funky warehouse space off  gritty Rt. 99. The Chelsea Beer Trail is even shorter – a single brewery, Mystic,  literally in the shadow of the […]

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Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference Marches On!

Glenn and I would like to extend a huge “Congratulations!” to Seth Resler for successfully funding the Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference!  Seth’s Kickstarter funding campaign closed last week after reaching 106% of the initial goal.  Great work, Seth! We’re looking forward to the conference, which will take place Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September […]

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Wahlbloggers at Wahlburgers

    While still in his teens, Paul Wahlberg knew what he wanted to do in life: he wanted to be a chef. After a childhood diet of good but unexciting Dorchester food, he had an epiphany at a Vietnamese restaurant. A dish of crispy whole fish opened his mind and palate to the endless possibilities […]

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The 2nd Annual Small Batch Hyper-Local Craft Brew Tasting Event – Kappy’s Medford

Rich Kelter has been instrumental in transforming Kappy’s at Wellington Circle into one of Metro North’s premier retailers of craft brews, local or otherwise. Once again, the “package store” hosted a hyper-local tasting event on Sat., March 9th. Nine local brewers were represented, pouring a total of 34 brews. The place was – you guessed it – “hopping”; I […]

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The 2013 Boston Wine Expo

With the dust settled (and the snow fallen, at least for the moment in Massachusetts), here is a recap of the 2013 Boston Wine Expo, including some of Glenn and my highlights.   Behind the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tables   See you all at the 2014 Boston Wine Expo!          

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