Holiday

    • Thanksgiving wines with a big thank you ~ The Whites

      Thanksgiving wines are a natural wine topic. During this time of year, from one year to the next, I reflect upon who’s been there for me in the past cycle… entrusting me with their stories. This blog post is more about giving thanks, than it is about Thanksgiving wines. It is more interesting, however, if I do tell you about the wines I’ve most enjoyed throughout the year, w ...

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    • Rant: Wine Stores, Be Responsible

      The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for wine stores. There will be days when the line of customers at the cash register will wind throughout the store. Bottles will fly off the shelves and the staff will have to rush to replace them, maneuvering cases of wine around the customers in the aisles. Wines will sell that have been sitting untouched on the shelves for months.

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    • Uncommonly good gifts from Uncommon Goods

      It’s that time of year again – when people scramble to find just the right gift for their wine friends. I like to find unique items that you won’t always find at the big box stores, and my friends at Uncommon Goods came up with some terrific ideas to fit the bill. Uncommon Goods was founded in 1999, and features unique gifts and handcrafted items that are particularly kind t ...

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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…

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  • Pearmund Cellars Holiday Specials

    … Vine Chardonnay 2013 Viognier 2013 Petit Manseng 2013 Riesling 2011 Merlot 2012 Cabernet Franc 2013 Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Petit Verdot 2011 Ameritage 2012 Ameritage 3) Pearmund Cellars Wine Library for holiday gifts The Pearmund Cellars library is a collection of vintage wines, in very limited quantity. Check them out…

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  • Thanksgiving Wines

    … to your table. Consider starting with a bubbly that’s just slightly sweet and refreshing such as Prosecco. If many of your dishes have a fruit base, consider floral and fruity Moscato d’Asti. Red sparklers such as Lambrusco or Brachetto d’Acqui make terrific Thanksgiving wines that are practically guaranteed to make your celebration a bit more…

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  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    … of Christmas trees lit and fully decorated by the Black and Gold’s left wing, #17 - Milan Lucic as well as a “Boston Strong” tree in memory of Mayor Thomas Menino – who was a huge supporter of Christmas in the City for over 20 years. 100% of money raised from this event will go to Christmas in the City, including ticket sales. The Seaport Hotel…

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  • Holiday Tea Time Returns to Top of the Mark

    … the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24 More Posts - Twitter - LinkedIn - Google Plus …

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  • Portuguese Recipe: Pumpkin Preserve

    … Ever notice how the holidays strips your cabinets empty of quick nibbles? It’s the cuisine no one talks about. The cuisine that’s absolutely required when family and friends are streaming in from all corners of the planet. “Honey, Aunt Gertrude is stopping by, can you please grab a bottle of red a few nibbles? Just a little something we can enjoy…

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  • Rant: Don't Be A Selfish, Greedy Glutton

    … As the holiday season nears, food and wine blogs are ramping up to spread holiday cheer. You'll read epic tales of sumptuous feasts, accompanied by expensive and rare bottles of wine. You'll read plenty of holiday recipes, describing how to prepare some of the most decadent dishes. You'll read of pricey gifts received, from costly electronics…

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  • 6 Must Try Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

    … The Christmas holidays and New Years Eve are fast approaching, and with that, you will probably be invited to parties, or invite people over to your party. But what wines to serve? I always like to have at least one sparkling wine at my parties, usually served at the start of the evening. There are a ton of choices of sparkling wines, covering…

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  • A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

    …! Its a tough job reviewing wineries all over the world (from Twitter follower) Good to know! they will make great xmas gifts (from Twitter follower) “A Wine Journey is a delight. Terry and Kathy take you on their intimate journey with wine and the craft of wine making. A beautifully written account of a dedicated and loving couple who desire…

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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) On Saturday, November 1, the Olé Restaurant Group is celebrating the Day of the Dead holiday with traditional fare and customs…

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  • 5 Halloween Creepy Cocktail Recipes

    … 21st St. New York, NY 10010 1 Table of Pumpkin Puree 2 Oz Rye Whiskey 1/4 Oz of Maple Syrup 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters Orange Peel with Pepitas Seeds (Pumpkin Seeds Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24 More Posts - Twitter - LinkedIn - Google Plus …

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  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    … a reservation, please call (617) 476-5606. 2) The fifth annual Raise Your Glass for Jimmy, presented by the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston, will take place at the Fairmont Battery Wharf in Boston on Thursday, October. 23 from 6pm-9pm. Admission to the event includes a wide variety of wines to taste, hors d'oeuvres, live music, a silent…

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  • VinEdge

    … It’s that time of year again – when gadgets and gifting items hit the shelves, and all sorts of new technology is released for the holiday gifting season. One of these gadgets is a new preservation device called the VinEdge, which is new tool to help you save that leftover wine. Yes, I know, generally speaking leftover wine is an hilarious joke…

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  • What Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving
    Wine professionals tend to debate about whether to pair with the potatoes or the poultry. Wine columnist Lettie Teague suggests worrying about one thing only—that the wine comes from the U.S.