Month: March 2014

General Wine

Lenten wines that are worth the sacrifice

Lent is always a reflective time for Roman Catholics. Most look at the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter as a time to feel guilty about something — like eating candy or drinking soda — and they give it up for the duration. Some manage to keep the pledge for a day or two […]

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Don't miss out: Super 90+ tasting at Wine Connextion

The Wine Connextion in North Andover will be hosting an exciting 90+ tasting of more than a dozen wines from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. This complimentary tasting features all wines that have been rated 90 points or better by various experts. Plus, Sam and Tina Messina, the store’s co-owners, are discounting prices even […]

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Lessons of French wines are invigorating

Four weeks ago I went back to school in Boston. I haven’t been in a classroom since the mid-1980s when I attended a weeklong program at the University of Missouri’s National Institute of Investigative Reporting. So there was a bit of trepidation about buying books, studying, attending night school, watching online class components, taking two […]