Month: March 2018

General Wine

Going all in for Zin

, The Wine Novice I am mixing wines from the Old World with the New World on Easter. Two bottles of Zinfandel will be gracing sister Angela’s table (The Wine Goddess, my wife Mary Lee, has a well-deserved day off from preparing the feast, although she will be baking her famous Limoncello lemon squares for […]

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Easter Wines You Won't Want to Pass Over

, The Wine Novice Once again, I’ve called out my stable of experts to suggest a variety of pleasing wines for your Easter holiday enjoyment. Jo-Ann Ross of Boston is a licensed wine educator (WSET) who has earned both Italian Wine Scholar and French Wine Scholar certifications, respectively. She is also my instructor in the […]

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These three Pinot Noirs will bring on spring

I know there are 16 inches of snow on the ground after the third nor’easter in two weeks slammed into Massachusetts this week, but don’t despair. Spring is just around the corner. And that means only one thing: Break out the Burgundy — or, as we say in America, the Pinot Noir! Yes, my mind […]