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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 #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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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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Out & About – the “World of Wine” Dinner Series at Del Frisco’s

At WineDineWithUs, we’re longtime fans of wine dinners. For us, the auspicious marriage of food and wine is the raison d’etre of the table. And now, new for 2013  Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is offering a series of four wine dinners that promise to be outstanding. Rather than focusing on a single producer as many wine […]

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Brave New Wine World – The Walk-Around Tasting at the Castilla-La Mancha U.S. Tour

From the beginning of our involvement with the wine world, the constant  has been change. In some ways reminiscent of the 60’s, stuffed shirts and fustiness have given way to a fresh less hierarchical approach to the enjoyment of wine. The hegemony of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Barolo has been shaken; and has wine kingpin Robert Parker […]

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Celebrating the Boston Wine Expo

Mark your calendars – Feb. 16 – 17, 2013. The reason? These are the dates that the Boston Wine Expo will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel. For the serious wine lover, this is an event not to be missed. And for the casual sipper, the event opens up the […]

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Beyond Malbec: Exploring Cabernet Franc from Argentina

There just are not enough bottlings of Cabernet Franc available, in my opinion. I find the varietal intriguing and enjoyable – perfumy and floral, with notes of pencil lead, chocolate, raspberry, and pepper. Most of the best examples of it as a single varietal come from Chinon in the Loire, but it is also at […]

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Wines of Germany Presents: Riesling & Co. Vintage Tasting

Last month I had the honor and pleasure of sampling some of the great wines of Germany when the “Riesling & Co. World Tour 2012” came to New York and made a stop at 360 in Tribeca. Presented by Wines of Germany, the tasting had been billed as an opportunity to try some of the […]

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April Trade Show Round-up – Languedoc and The Loire

Languedoc – L’Aventure Languedoc  Languedoc , including Roussillon, is the largest wine producing region of not only France, but the world. However, only lately have sales of the region’s wines seen an uptick due to the increasingly favorable perception of the region. Though there have always been producers of quality wine here, the majority of wine was […]

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He Said, She Said – An Evening of Bubbles and Bites at Finale Desserterie & Bakery

The Pairing Menu for Bubbles and Bites 2010 Michele Chiarlo, Moscato d’Asti “Nivole” (Piedmont, Italy) paired with crème brûlée 2009 Rosa Regale, Brachetto d’Acqui (Piedmont, Italy) paired with a Manjari Mousse Cup NV Nino Franco “Rustico” Prosecco (Veneto, Italy) paired with Finale’s signature Cheesecake NV “Anna de Codorniu” Brut Cava (Spain) paired with a Fruit […]

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