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In My Glass: Fall Pinot Noirs from Germany’s Pfalz and Rheinhessen Regions

No other varietal evokes autumn with its bright skies, colorful foliage, brisk days, and crunchy earthiness like Pinot Noir. Quite simply, it is simply fall in a glass. No doubt, my impression can be traced back to having traveled to some of my favorite Pinot regions, including Willamette Valley, North Fork Long Island, and Sonoma […]

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Spencer Trappist Ale – The First American-made Trappist Ale

If the buzz over the past few weeks is any indication, the inaugural release of the first and only Trappist ale made in the United States is tantamount to, well, the Second Coming or something equally monumental. I succumbed to the excitement, too, in part because it is coolly hyper-local. Spencer Trappist Ale is brewed […]

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My Shortest Wine Review Yet! 2012 Charles & Charles Chardonnay

2012 Charles & Charles Chardonnay Washington State In short: undrinkable. Watch it Going Down the Drain… Purchased at Table & Vine for $11.99.

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Welcome to the NEW and Improved Wine Dine With Us!

“ex malo bonum” Out of evil comes good. The Wine Dine With Us blog is proof of that. If you tried to visit our site in late September, you would have received a message that you were about to enter a “reported attack page.” Hackers had gotten into our blog and inserted malicious code, which […]

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Snapshot – The Clam Box

Even though the fried clam may have been “invented” in Essex MA at Woodman’s, it was perfected up the road apiece in Ipswich at The Clam Box. (And with that statement, I enter the ongoing debate over just who – Woodman’s, The Clam Box  or Farnham’s has the best fried clams on the North Shore.) […]

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Two Chefs Tables and a Microphone

What makes an event awesome? Since both of us have worked in events – planning and execution – we do have some cred here. A list of must-have elements are friendly, engaging hosts, stellar food, well-chosen beverages, solicitous and knowledgeable staff and, last but not least, good tunes. “Two Chefs Tables and a Microphone”, held at […]

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