Month: February 2013

General Wine

Wines from Verona that capture your heart

Now I know how Bacchus, the Roman god of wine (and intoxication), would throw a 21st century party. It would be held over two days at the majestic waterfront Seaport Hotel and he’d call it the Boston Wine Expo 2013. Bacchus — Dionysus to the Greeks — would entice 219 wineries from the world’s best […]

General Wine

Wine dinners are food for thought

If you’ve never been to a wine-tasting dinner, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. It’s one thing to go out to a restaurant, study the menu, perspire over selecting the right wine, and then wonder if you’ve made the correct choices — all for a $100 tab for two with a tip. It’s […]

General Wine

Vacation tale: The best of both worlds

I’m not off the plane from Boston for 24 hours when the luncheon room manager at the Palm Aire Golf Club & Resort spots me wearing a UMass Lowell hockey shirt and shouts across the room, “Hey, that’s my hometown!” It was 7:45 a.m., eight minutes before tee time on a gorgeous Florida morning in […]

General Wine, Red wines, White Wines

Spanish wines: Quality at a bargain price

Spanish wines are red hot right now, an extremely high quality bargain. Why? Many producers are expanding into global markets for the first time, taking big aim at the growing wine consumption in America. Recently, I attended a gala wine-tasting event at Symphony Hall, where eight producers from Spain’s Castilla-La Mancha region presented their bottlings. […]