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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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Del Frisco’s “World of Wine ” Dinner Series – Napa

For 2013, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is offering the “World of Wine” Dinner Series. Each dinner focuses on the wines of a notable wine region rather than on those of an individual producer. Del Frisco’s Boston kicked off the series on March 22nd with an evening featuring the wines of Napa Valley. I was fortunate […]

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Save the Date – The Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference

Do you travel to eat? Does a road trip exploring the Vermont Cheese Trail or taking the Vermont Brewery Challenge sound exciting? Do you take wine-cations, visiting wineries near – Conneticut, Long Island – or far – California, Europe? Are you a devotee of  “Saveur” or “The Perennial Plate” ? Do you secretly – or […]

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Dinner – Set – Match: 2007 Weingut Grans Fassian Piesporter Riesling Kabinett and Thai Green Curry

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been tweeting tips and tidbits gleaned from a set of books about German wine that I won from Wines of Germany USA just before Christmas. One of the books in the set, Perfect Pairings: German Wines & Asian Flavours, explores the long-held concept that German wines are […]

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Incidentally – There is Life in Worcester: Armsby Abbey

               I really don’t mean to sound cheeky – I did live for five years in the belly of the beast (Main South) and visit often – but there is a problem with downtown Worcester – it lacks vitality. Though events happen often at the DCU Center, Mechanics Hall and the […]

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Picks and Pans, Rants and Raves #3 – Wine Dinners

Part of a series looking back at the best – and occasionally the worst – of 2011 Early in our association at Boston University’s wine school, we of WDWU, at the suggestion of our instructor Bill Nesto, formed a tasting group to hone our tasting skills. Educational – and fun – as this was, we […]

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Sauerbraten: An Impossible Dish to Match with Wine?

Not impossible at all! When my mother told me that for Sunday dinner she would be making Sauerbraten with dumplings, one of my favorite German dishes, I knew I would have to dig deep in the cellar to find the perfect white wine. In the past, my choice of white wine has raised eyebrows in […]

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He Said, She Said – The Salty Pig

GLENN – Pork, pork and more pork – pork in all its manifestations is the organizing principle behind The Salty Pig. The approach here is snout-to-tail; in addition to the primal cuts, pig is showcased in various cured iterations; even trotters and tails make an appearance on the menu. Opened by the team responsible for Coda […]

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A Pleasant Restaurant Week Surprise – Dinner at The Marliave

Glenn – Frankly, I hadn’t been intending to “participate” in Restaurant Week. In addition, I had never considered dining at the Marliave. Recently, I’ve had some wonderful prix fixe meals through Mystery Meet and the culinary high point of my winter and spring was attending the Eat pop up restaurants created by Will Gilson and Aaron […]

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