Month: April 2015

General Wine

An Oregon Pinot Noir with a pioneer's spirit

If you’ve never tasted a Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir from Oregon, there’s still time. Just don’t delay. Right now there is a limited shipment of the 2013 Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir circulating throughout Massachusetts, distributed exclusively by Winebow Boston. The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir captures all the characteristics of Wright’s many […]

General Wine

Andover Classic Wines: New appeal all around

I stopped by Andover Classic Wines on Saturday and was impressed by the store’s wonderful makeover. The modernization effort shut down the store for several weeks in February and March. It was completed two weeks before Easter. The new design places a premium on accessibility and comfort for shoppers who enjoy browsing through well-lit, wide […]


Merlot pushes 'Sideways' out of the picture

The 2004 movie hit “Sideways” is often given too much credit for advancing the popularity of Pinot Noir while having the opposite effect on Merlot. The fact is Pinot Noir sales in the United States and other parts of the world were already on the rise when the comedy came out. Certainly, Paul Giamatti’s movie […]

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Celebrate Easter with expressive wines

(I’ve written a special Passover holiday column on Kosher wines. Here’s the link ) Easter is a wonderful holiday. It brings together family in a renewal of spiritual and loving bonds and also ushers in the season of spring. The holiday meal for Christians (Passover seder for Jewish people) is always a welcome feast. This year, […]