24 April 2014

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…of Boston area bloggers. Thanks to all of the bloggers who also competed in this contest, especially including Lisa of Anali's First Amendment who won the Sustainability prize this year. Thanks also to all of the exhibitors who took the time to speak with me at the Expo about seafood, in all its aspects. And finally,kudos to all the Fish Heads who contributed to my win.

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 1 month ago.
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…machines and that Chateau Gloria had emerged on top," that is, on top even of the First and Second Growths of the Médoc!

Well, that's blind tasting (and objective computers) for you. During my time at Wine Enthusiast this truth was hammered home to me repeatedly. There are Cabernet Sauvignons, costing not much more than $50-$75, that consistently give triple-digit priced wines a run for their money. I could mention Von Strasser, Stonestreet, Krutz, Sequoia Grove

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…blacker end of the spectrum and a delightful violet and jasmine aromatic, as one frequently finds in young high quality port.

Lauded in just about every competition ( First place in Decanter, Gold medal at IWC etc etc) this is an exceptional Rosa Reserva , a great testament to the winemaking ability of Jorge Moreira and the leadership of the indefatigable Sophia Bergqvist.

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By Nicholas Delbanco of Slate Articles 2 months ago.
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This essay is adapted from The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts , by Nicholas Delbanco, out now from New Harvest.

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By Michael Robbins of Slate Articles 4 months ago.
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…well-meaning lunatics. My younger sister and I were exploring the FIBArk ( First in Boating the Arkansas) Festival in Salida, Colo., when we were lured by the promise of candy into a small trailer with a number of other children. It turned out that in order to get the candy we had to suffer through a short film on Jesus, which, as I recall, depicted with graphic horror the torments that await the unsaved in the next world. After the film, a clean-cut young pastor and four …

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properties, producers and vineyards First stop, Montague Vineyard, when we try the newest edition of the

Inniskillin 2012 Montague Vineyard Chardonnay ... right in the middle

of this vineyard made up of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay And witness the grapes hanging before harvest (pictured: Chardonnay) -

which would happen very soon - as you shall see and Pinot Gris and the Pinot Gris is exceptionally 'gris' this year Our next stop is the Brae Burn…

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We look very forward to EVERY First Friday event, but the December edition, being the last of the year, is always greeted with just that little extra bit of anticipation. It's a special one, and we look forward to it,... Read More ›

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4) Of Fever & Blood and The First Blood by S. Cedric . You may not have heard of these French books, the Inspector Svärta supernatural thrillers, but you should know about them. Well written, intriguing tales, and set in France, they meld police procedural and the supernatural well.

5) Splatterlands edited by Grey Matter Press . This collection of horror short stories pushes boundaries and may disturb you, but they are well written tales which …

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The Collected Wisdom of # ZinZen: Volume I First zinfandel, best zinfandel. If you want to drink a zinfandel, begin at the top. Zinfandel is itself enlightenment. If a zinfandel is uncorked in the woods, is there anyone there to taste... Read More ›

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 5 months ago.
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Incidentally, I walked to the tasting, which was on Harrison Street, all the way down First Street from Market, and have never seen so much construction going on in San Francisco in the 35 years I've lived here. The city is in the boom of its life, and everybody seems to be a 28-year old tech worker. I've seen San Francisco go through several iterations over the years. This has to be the most interesting yet, but it's coming at a price: S.F. now is the most expensive …

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