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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Wine is a Healthy Thing

    In times of crisis, it’s okay to reach for that glass of wine. The time-honored tradition of having wine with dinner is a proven stress-release. Beyond that benefit, wine has natural components that aid digestion, the respiratory tract – boosting lung function, helping heart health, preventing some types of vision loss and have been said…

  • The Pinot Dilemma

    Imagine “Pinot” as a type of surname that has been given to a variety of grapes. In the 14th century France, the tightly shaped grape clusters were referenced as looking like pine cones.

  • 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…

  • 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…