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  • Seasons Change… So Why Not Switch Up Your Wine?

    There is nothing like fall in New England. The leaves explode in colored tones from rust to orange hues, yellow, magenta and green. The air is crisp and the sweaters come out. Football is on tv and the days get shorter. You have spent the hot summer sipping your favorite wines to quench your thirst,…

  • Fleeting Days of Summer

    August! Summer’s mid-mark! With social distancing, mask-wearing, and other tribulations in the news, this gives us reason to celebrate because we’re getting through it! It’s been one for the books, and that’s something to clink glasses about! Another excuse to raise your glass.  Especially if your glass is full of bubbles! Bubbly wine adds a…

  • SUMMER SIPPERS

    Summer in New England is spectacular. Part of the charm is the undeterminable weather patterns. What you end up sipping, just might be determined by a hot sunny beach day, a tranquil 70° day, or a rainy bookish afternoon. Add to the weather, your appetite, the food, your mood, the wine choice will not be…

  • From New England To Beyond

    A while back, visiting little known wineries across New England, the thought, ‘Oh to do this every day’ passed through our mind’s eye. Relaxing with a couple of glasses of these ‘should-be-known’ wines have resulted in a fulfilled vision promoting the wines of the greater northeast. Blueberry wine from Maine – Savage Oakes and Breakwater…

  • Wine Fest in October

    There are always exceptions to rules, but typically when the weather cools down the beverages heat up. The atmospheric change urges us to throw on a sweater, make a fire and get cozy. Instead of crisp, light dishes, our yen is for richer flavors that might lean us towards warm soups, crusty baguettes spread with…

  • Making the Most of a Seasonal Favorite

    It happens every year. The hysteria seems to begin earlier and earlier with each passing autumn. The lovers begin their social media posts as early as August first. Hot on their heels are protesters, haters, doubters, and the indifferent. Marketing agencies and product development specialists have already been hard at work contriving interesting and sometimes…

  • American Hybrid Wine Grapes Coming Of Age

    Meet the Americans. No, I’m not talking about California cult cabs or Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. I mean real American wines, grown from native and hybrid cultivars. European vinifera grapes have been coming to the United States for centuries now. They are the standard the world over for fine wine grapes. What about…