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  • Healthy Choices…Wine Trends:  Organic, Biodynamic, Natural and Vegan

    Does is it really matter?  A vast majority of wine drinkers happily enjoy a glass or two of wine with dinner and have no side effects.  But some of us have recognized that food, and the way it is grown and tended to, can aggravates our food sensitivities.  I am guilty of looking for vineyards…

  • 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…

  • February Destinations With Flair

    “Where there is no wine there is no love.” ~ Euripides Dining out affords a night without having to prepare a meal. Beyond the effort of making the choice of what to eat, is what wine to pair. Investigating the wine by the glass offerings is an opportunity for new taste experiences that you might…

  • Thanksgiving Cheers

      No matter what you eat for your day of thanks, combining traditions of parades, football games, and annual treats is also a time to consider new favorites! The cornucopia of wine choices for Thanksgiving is varied and vast. As an American holiday, serving domestic wines completes the reason for the celebration. Here are suggestions…

  • Marquette – Autumnal Wines

    Traipsing through the fallen leaves in late autumn, the crunchy sound of your steps are remarkably satisfying. But then…there is the scent! It’s an earthy, somewhat mushroomy pleasant smell that is seasonally refreshing. For the oenophile, this is the first aroma layer of Pinot Noir. However, the scents transition into aromas of raspberry or cranberry…

  • Harvest

    The harvest is the pinnacle of months and years of the farmer’s labor. It’s the recognition that the tender care of the vines has been appropriate despite what the weather has imposed. A first harvest happens after the vine has matured for three years. Three years of nursing a vineyard before there is any wine!…

  • A Palatable Sunset – Rosé

    In the Northeast, summer’s warmth begins to melt away in August. The days are clear, bright and conducive to all things summer, but the nights are an afore-mention of autumn. The weather influences how we spend our time, what we will eat and drink. White wine drinkers may opt to go deeper into rich whites…

  • Tour and Sample New England Wineries

    New England has put itself on the world’s wine map with an interesting array of wines made from varied fruits, some native, some vitis vinifera – aka European Grape Varieties. America’s East Coast, specifically New England is the melting pot between Europe and America and it’s similarly placed on the same latitude as many of…

  • A Little Piece of Long Island in the Granite State

    Friday November 16th The Colby Hill Inn sits on five acres of scenic property in Henniker, just a short drive outside of Concord NH. In the intimate setting of their elegant country dining space, The Grazing Room, Chef Bruce Barnes uses locally and regionally sourced foods to create unique and brilliant dishes that pair perfectly…

  • Valentine’s Day

    Do you embrace or eschew Valentine’s Day?​​ Many people believe Valentine’s Day is no more than a Hallmark card holiday, invented by the greeting card and confections industries. There is some real history to the sentiments of the day. The celebration of love each February 14th we call Valentine’s Day is rooted in both Christian…