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Wine Party — Wines of Sicily

Here’s a party format built around the theme of wines served at a wine tasting that featured wines from Sicily. We bought the wines featured at the wine tasting – and invited some friends to bring a dish to pair … Continue reading

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Wine Travels – Chile

While traveling in Chile, we visited some wineries near Santa Cruz. Highly recommended! Casa Silva Looks like an old style vineyard. Lots of wood, big-barn interior. Old wood tanks have been preserved and lined with stainless steel. Metal straps from … Continue reading

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Wine Travels — Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes are full of wineries — some good and some not so. A highlight was visiting Dr. Frank’s – which was a real treat. Dr. Frank was the pioneer (immigrant from Eastern Europe) who introduced European grape vines … Continue reading

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Wine Party Idea – Re-create a Wine Tasting

We liked the wine and the food at a wine tasting at Vino Italiano in Waltham, MA featuring wines from Sicily. So, we bought the wines that were featured. Then, we shared the tasting notes and menu with some friends. … Continue reading

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Wine Ratings – What do those numbers mean to you?

Wine Ratings – What do those numbers mean to you? There’s a lot of controversy about the wine rating “numbers” and whether they really represent an objective assessment of the quality of the wine. (There are lots of insider deals … Continue reading

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Wine drinkers are less likely to gain weight

According to an article in the March 2011 issue of Wine Spectator, the results from the SUN project (a long-term experiment at the University of Navarra in Spain)  “beer and spirits drinkers tended to gain an average of 4 ounces every year, whereas … Continue reading

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