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In My Glass: El Malbec 2006 de Ricardo Santos (Mendoza)

It’s been so long now, that I cannot remember how Eleni and I became fascinated with Mendoza’s Ricardo Santos and his wines. But in any case, this bottle of Malbec from the 2006 vintage had been waiting for a comparative tasting of aging, mid-priced Argentine Malbecs that never happened. It was finally time to open […]

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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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Glasshaus Wines – A Community Supported Winery

    Are you a supporter of local agriculture? Do you have a CSA? Yet  has that weekly box of farm fresh produce become problematic? A surfeit of kale? An onslaught of zucchini? A tsunami of tomatoes? If you find yourself in this situation, perhaps you should support an equally righteous endeavor but one, though certainly […]

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In My Glass: Château La Tour Grise ZEC Rosé

The Château La Tour Grise ZEC Rosé undoubtedly will be one of the most memorable rosés – if not the most memorable – I enjoyed during the summer of 2013. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes, which are certified biodynamic and organic, the ZEC is both evocative and delicious. We enjoyed the wine over two evenings. […]

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A Twist on Nigella’s “Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail” with Pink Vermouth

The recipe for Nigella Lawson’s “Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail” that Glenn posted earlier in the week had me daydreaming about the light, festive drink and as soon as I had a chance, I dashed out and replenished my supply of Martini & Rossi’s Rosato Vermouth. I felt, though, that there was a way to take the […]

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Holiday Cheer with Rosato Vermouth

When Martini “Rosato” Vermouth debuted in America, we were early promoters. How could we not be? As founders of the Rosé Society whose mission is to promote the appreciation of “pink” wines and aficionados of Vermouth, this wine was made with us in mind. Blended from red and white wines with  flavors of pomegranate, raspberry, cinnamon […]

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Belly Redux

When  first visiting Belly Wine Bar,  I relized that I would have to bring the other three Wineaux here. However, rounding up the gang of four – Eleni, Katrin, Rodney and myself –  is not a simple task since we’ve all dispersed – with the exception of myself – from the Hub. Yet, the holidays […]

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In My Glass: 2012 Domaine Pral Rosé of Beaujolais Nouveau

As I perused the rosé aisle in Julio’s Liquors this past weekend a new wine caught my eye.  It was not just pink, but really, really pink.  The color alone caused me to pause and look again: it was a rosé of Beaujolais Nouveau of the 2012 vintage. It has been a number of years […]

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Zweigelt #1 – 2009 Ecker

   On October 28th, Bin Ends held one of their “Fine Wine Flea Markets”. It was a nice affair – numerous distributors with numerous wines at discounted prices. Yet I wasn’t after “fine wine”, I was looking for “plonk” or as I’ve come to call it, vin ordinaire. My new terminology may be a bit […]

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A Lesson in Pairing: Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at Del Frisco’s

 Ideally, our tastes evolve – our palates sharpen, our interests broaden – we embrace more. At WineDineWithUs, the focus from the start has been on wine and all that a “wine lifestyle” encompasses.  Good wine does entail good food. Gourmet, gourmand, connoisseur, wineau – whatever designation we chose, taste is always foremost. And as our tastes evolves, we’ve lately […]

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