• 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones together from the same importer.

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    • 2014: Favorite Restaurants & My Top 50

      What were some of my favorite restaurants of the past year? Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of 2014. I have already posted my Top Ten Wine lists, my Favorite Wine Related Items & Favorite Spirits and Drink Related Items. Now, I want to concentrate on my Favorite Restaurants of the past year.

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    • My Favorite Fiction of 2014

      What were some of my favorite fiction books of the past year? Back in December 2011, I started a blog column, Authors, Alcohol & Accolades, which asked some of my favorite authors about their preferred drinks, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. There have been 11 editions of this column so far, with more to come in the future.

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  • 2014: Favorite Sake Items

    What were some of my favorite Sake items of the past year? Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of the past year, 2014. I have already posted seven other lists of my Favorites of the past year, from wine to food, and this is my final list, my Favorite Sake Items of 2014.

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  • Thursday Sips &Nibbles

    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) Pier 6, on Charlestown’s waterfront, is holding a “Winter White” dinner in its private dining room which features a 360° panoramic view of the Boston skyline o ...

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  • 2014: Favorite Spirits & Drink-Related Items

    What were some of my favorite spirits and drink-related items of the past year? Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of 2014. I have already posted my Favorite Wine lists. This post will now concentrate on some of my Favorite Spirits and Drink Related Items. This is certainly not a complete list but it is more a sampling of compelling and memorable ...

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  • Shinkame Brewery: From Holy Turtle to Aged Sake (Part 1)

    The Holy Turtle. Warm Sake. World War 2. Junmai. Cheese Pairings. Aged Sake. Honjozo. What a fascinating interview with Yoshimasa Ogawahara (pictured above), the 7th generation owner of Shinkame Shuzo, a Sake brewery located in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan. Mr. Ogawahara made a three-night trip to the U.S. and his only stop was in Boston.

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  • 2014: Favorite Wine-Related Items

    What were some of my favorite wine related items of the past year? Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of 2014. I have already posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, Top Ten Wines Over $15 and Top Ten Wines Over $50 lists. This post will now concentrate on some of my Favorite Wine-Related Items, which are not specific wine recommendations.

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  • Thursday Sips &Nibbles

    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) This New Year’s Eve guests can wine, dine and ring in 2015 at Pier 6, in Charlestown.

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  • 2014: Top Wines Over $50

    What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my third, and last, Top Wines List. I have already posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15 and Top Ten Wines Over $15. It is now time for my Top Wines Over $50. Though I've tasted more than ten wines over $50 during the past year, I've only chosen to list those which were especially fascinating.

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    Earlier about the same topic:
  • 2014: Top Ten Wines Under $15

    What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? As 2015 approaches, it's once again time to reflect upon the past year, to remember and savor many pleasant memories. As 2014 winds down, you'll see plenty lists of the best and worst of the past year. As I find value in such lists, I'll post my own series of Favorite Lists for 2014 over the next few weeks, covering food, ...

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  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) Legal Harborside is gearing up for the holiday season at Liberty Wharf. From December 18 through 24, the second floor at Legal Harborside will serve a “Feast of ...

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  • To Feed The World, We Need More Aquaculture

    With our ever-growing population, we need to find ways to feed all of the new mouths during the next twenty years. And there seems to be little doubt that aquaculture is an essential element to feeding the world. As such, we need more aquaculture to ensure there is an adequate food supply in the future, and the U.S. needs to step up and promote more local aquaculture.

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  • Rant: Best Way To Recommend Wines

    When you write about wine or other alcoholic drinks, you'll often have people asking you for recommendations. You might receive an email request, or someone could contact you through social media seeking your advice. They might want to know what Uruguayan wine, Sherry or Sake they should try, being unfamiliar with the category.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving: A Day Of Reflection

    Today, many of us will gather together with family, friends and others, savoring a lavish feast of food and drink. We might go to local football games, watch it on TV or watch something else, like the Macy's Day Parade. We will talk and laugh, toast and cheer, savoring all the goodness of the day, reveling in the joy of the holiday.

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  • Wednesday Sips & Nibbles

    I am back again with a special Wednesday edition of Sips & Nibbles (as tomorrow is Thanksgiving), my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) Santa is coming! On Sunday, December 7, from 4pm-7pm, The Beehive will host Santa Supper with live holiday music, a special m ...

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  • Seafood Mislabeling: How Prevalent?

    When you go to the local butcher shop, and buy a steak, you'll most likely get exactly what you want. If you want beef, you''ll get it. The store wouldn't confuse the issue and mislabel pork or venison as beef. They wouldn't do it with poultry either, so if you want chicken, you'll get it and not duck or quail instead. However, when it comes to seafood, the issue is far from clear cut.

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