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If you re a Costco warehouse chain cardholder, you ve probably seen its exclusive Kirkland Signature brand of wines sold only in the store. They re produced at the Kirkland winery in Healdsburg, Calif., located in Sonoma County.   Read More >>
The community groups offering ethnic foods during the Lowell Folk Festival represent the diversity of the Lowell community and the willingness of the Lowell community to share its cultural traditions.   Read More >>
Whenever we walk over to one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood, it's pretty much guaranteed that I'm going to order their black bean burger with grilled avocado.   Read More >>
Janet Myers has built a reputation for crafting fine Cabernet Sauvignon at Napa Valley's Franciscan Estate Winery, yet her white wines are also special. Myers has produced two beauties in the 2015 vintage: Equilibrium white blend and Sauvignon Blanc.   Read More >>
With Alana Melanson's cover story on lobster rolls getting the juices flowing, here are a few summer whites and sparkling rosés that pair well with delectable seafood. All were reviewed at my summer retreat in Lowell with the aid of the Wine Goddess, my wife Mary Lee, and the Wine Butler, Mike Pigeon.   Read More >>
If you're looking for a good lobster roll, think again before jumping into the car and heading to the coast.   Read More >>
For five generations the Campbell family of Gaston, Ore., have grown grapes and crafted wine, building a successful enterprise at Elk Cove Vineyards which was launched in 1974. Several years ago, Pat and Joe Campbell started a sister brand, Pike Road, hoping to deliver a quality Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris at affordable prices.   Read More >>

BILLERICA -- Rob Whitten doesn't consider himself to be an Iron Chef -- just a "wicked foodie" with possibly an iron stomach.   Read More >>

Barbecue, fireworks and American-made red Zinfandel. What could be better on the Fourth of July? Since the black-skinned grape was introduced to America in the mid-19th century, Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) has become the closest thing to natural in California vineyards.   Read More >>
I'm tired of being exploited by the local cable television company. I counted 10 combined taxes, surcharges and fees on my recent Comcast bill, amounting to $16.27 -- or nearly 10 percent of the total monthly bill.   Read More >>


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