Month: November 2012

General Wine

On Her Wine Goddess' Secret Service

The Wine Goddess had something up her sleeve and it wasn’t a 2003 Brunello di Montalcino. “What to do you plaon doing today?”, she asked as I leisurely read The Sun on a beautiful November Saturday morning while eating a bowl of my favorite cereal, Wheat Chex. “It’s movie day,” I replied. “I’m going to […]

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Thanksgiving wine list alert

I’m concluding my research this weekend and will be releasing the Thanksgiving Day wine recommendations of several Greater Lowell’s top wine merchants on Thursday, Nov. 15. I’ve visited with Andrea DiFiore of Andover Liquors, Dickie Rourke of Tutto Bene Wine & Cheese Cellar, and Jay Cahill of Harrington’s Liquors in Chelmsford. I’m also speaking to […]

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Micky Ward delivers an 'Uppercut' special

Lowell’s own boxing champion, “Irish” Mick Ward, was at the top of his game at Tutto Bene Wine & Cheese Cellar, where he signed 120 bottles of 2010 Uppercut Cabernet Sauvigon. Ward posed for pictures with fans and wine lovers who purchased 113 bottles during the 2-hour signing session. According to Tutto Bene co-proprietor Dick […]

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A day of Sangiovese and Uncle Sully

I received a call on the Wine Novice hotline recently. It was from my brother John who lives in Providence. “I’m leaving for North Carolina for a week,” he said in the message, “and I want you to check on Uncle Sully and bring him some wine. He’s out of it. And visit your mother […]