Tag Archives: Boston Wine Expo

Wine Spectator Presents: Top Wines of Argentina at the Boston Wine Expo 2010

Part of the Beyond Malbec series. Yes, you read that correctly! A review of a seminar held about year ago. As I count down the days to the 20th Annual Boston Wine Expo, I recently went back to my notes from last year to remind myself of some of the highlights. To my surprise, I […]

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape: The Heinz 57 of Wine

57 Varieties, or Heinz 57 for short, is commonly used to describe an object consisting of an unquantifiable list of ingredients.  Naturally, the “57 Varieties” label on a bottle of ketchup could be misconstrued to imply that the contents comprise 57 varieties of tomatoes.  Well, at least that’s what I thought when I was a […]

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A Vertical Tasting of Maison Louis Latour’s Grand Cru’s

The vast majority of wine consumers buy wine to consume that day, that week, or if we are particularly disciplined, that month.  As we transition from casual consumers to learned connoisseurs, we tend to remain victims of habit and submit to instant gratification.  Patience might be a virtue and good things may come to those […]

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Bordeaux Off The Rails (Not in a Good Way)

“Hello.  My name is Rodney and I like French Wine.” When given the choice, more often than not, I will choose a Sancerre from the Loire Valley over a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, a Burgundian over an Oregonian Pinot Noir and a Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon over, well, from just about anywhere else in the […]

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After the Ball…….Franklin Cafe Southie

We Wineaux have a certain fondness for the South End Franklin Cafe, the result of an evening during which we drank our way through the entire cocktail menu. When we learned that an outpost of the cafe had opened in Southie, we put it it on our Bucket List. Now Southie isn’t our usual territory, so there […]

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