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I know there are 16 inches of snow on the ground after the third nor'easter in two weeks slammed into Massachusetts this week, but don't despair. Spring is just around the corner. And that means only one thing: Break out the Burgundy -- or, as we say in America, the Pinot Noir!   Read More >>
The Nerello Mascalese is a thick-skinned red grape that thrives in the volcanic soils of Mt. Etna's vineyard slopes in Sicily. Sunny exposures and the warm Mediterranean sea breezes allow it to ripen fully, yet winemakers are always on the lookout to make sure the grape retains its wonderful acidity.   Read More >>
Read Part 2 of Jim Campanini's look at Italy's revered Brunello di Montalcino red wine at www.low- /winenovice. If your palate needs a bit of reviving after the holidays, here are 10 wines you should consider purchasing right now.   Read More >>
So what's the difference between Prosecco DOC and Prosecco Superiore DOCG sparkling wines? Location, location, location. And a few more production details. The Prosecco DOC classification zone is broader, covering about 44,000 acres under vine in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions around Treviso.   Read More >>
Manzoni Family Estates, located in California's Salinas Valley, produces just 2,000 cases of wine each year among their portfolio of Pinot Gris, Rosé, Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir. That's why few people can get their hands on a single bottle of Manzoni's precious liquids.   Read More >>
November is one of my favorite months of the year, when the cooler temperatures herald my wine club FedEx shipments from Washington State. I look forward to the latest vintages from Doubleback, Long Shadows Winery and L'Ecole-- all from the Walla Walla region.   Read More >>
These gifts will satisfy the appetites of the food and drink lovers on your list: Fini Cutlery: Two-Pack Gift Set The nubby handles take a little getting used to, but they encourage a proper knife grip by directing the hand into the proper position and enabling fingers to lock in the front and back.   Read More >>
You won't find Leg X wine on any store shelves or online distributors. It's a special red Zinfandel crafted by my twin brother John in his Providence, R.I., garage.   Read More >>
The Wine Goddess, my beautiful wife Mary Lee, is going all out this July 4 in honor of my 65th birthday (which occurred in May) and taking me on a Bordeaux wine river cruise.   Read More >>
There's the old saying "Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day." It's a day of camaraderie and smiles, stews, and corned beef and cabbage.   Read More >>


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