Archive for the Tag 'Boston'

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My Story for Passion of Wine ~ Partie un

Traditional, Professional, and Family ~ I Am She TRADITIONAL: My maternal grandparents were Pierre Bernier and Abbie Ouellette Bernier. My first four years of life, they only spoke French to me. I would give it a try back to them. I remember my grandmother telling me, “You have great intonation,” when I was then studying […]

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Wine? Get over it with wine writer Jonathon Alsop

A long time friend and wine associate, Jonathon Alsop is also is the owner of the Boston Wine School. In the early years of my wine blogging (2006), this was one of my first focused blog posts, being duly fed up with wine’s pomposity. I wrote, Everyone Has a Palate. Wine doesn’t deserve the elitist hype […]

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Who doesn’t love a little black dress?

When I was graduating from the eighth grade, my mother took me from Maine (where I was growing up) to Boston, to get my graduation dress. We met my cousin Ann in the city, she came in from Stoneham, to give me fashion guidance. Plus, living in the Boston area, she knew all of the […]

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Jack Roberts + Ray and Eleanor Heald (Jack passes away, the Healds are retiring)

Some days you just don’t want those Emails to come in. On March 3, I got this one from radiojack:

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Apolloni Vineyards hires Kevin Green as full-time assistant winemaker

Green holds degrees in Winemaking and Viticulture from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, as well as a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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The Boston Wine Expo’s move against supporters of direct wine shipping is shocking

A report by industry trade journal Wine Industry Insight reports that the Board of Directors of the Boston Wine Expo—the largest consumer wine invent in the U.S.—has banned participation by any company or group that advocates or supports direct to consumer wine shipping.

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Rock Wall T-Rocks ~ Raising our kids on dinosaurs

Rock Wall T-Rocks ~ Raising our kids on dinosaurs was a blast. Back then, no one could pronounce any of them; so it made sense that we not only challenged our kids, we were really challenging ourselves as well, learning with our children. Let’s just say, dinosaurs were best left to the scientific nerds at […]

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“Wines of the Southern Hemisphere” makes me want to go “Down Under”

The Complete Guide: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere is an amazing gift. To have this book for my wine library is a tremendous resource; and, making the time to read it delivered even more gifts. Written by Mike Desimone & Jeff Jenssen, two very savvy World Wine Guys who are wine, spirits, food, and travel […]

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The Zen of Oregon Wine

[Mt. Hood: taken while flying into Portland, OR] I just can’t get enough of Oregon. One of my dearest friends in life, Greg Lint, is the president of Oak Knoll Winery, and he keeps me so connected. Years ago, when I was working for Belvedere Winery, Oregon was one of the states where I sold […]

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Vintage Corkscrew Wine Bags ~ With Lots of Craftsmanship Thrown in For Good Measure

There’s a certain flow that’s going on, where I don’t have to look for anything new to be doing. It just finds me. That’s actually how Diaz Communications began and continues. In the ten years that Jose and I have owned and operated our agency, I’ve not had to solicit one client. They’ve found me, […]