Month: January 2013

General Wine

Making wine in Westford

As a young boy, I remember spying through a keyhole on Uncle Frankie and Dad making wine in the darkened wine cellar of our Providence home. It’s how I learned to sing in Italian. The messy sight actually looked fun to a boy of nine years old. The cement floor was a blood red sea […]

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More wines to watch for – and buy – in 2013

Some of the best wines in 2013 were some of the best values of 2012 and should remain so. Here’s a watch list for the months ahead. Be patient because even bargain wines are sold at a discount from time to time: California, Washington, Oregon Yes, you can afford a bottle from Caymus Vineyards for […]

General Wine

Wines to watch for in 2013

The holidays have come and gone, sad to say, and so have some great wines. Two reds and two whites stand out among the best I’ve tasted in recent weeks: California’s 2007 Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir were truly fantastic, living up to their 90-plus ratings. Both […]