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For a second violin to an icon, ‘Guidalberto’ performs brilliantly (and for less money)

For years Tenuta San Guido estate’s “Guidalberto” has lived in the shadow as a second label to “Sassicaia”, the Marchesa Mario della Rochetta’s legendary Bordeaux-style wine that launched Italy’s Super Tuscan phenomenon in the 1970s. Now run by son Nicolo`, Tenuta San Guido enjoys the best of both worlds. Sassicaia, which retails at $250 a […]

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Gambero Rosso wine event makes a Mast'(ery) of Neapolitan-style cooking

Pizza is food, says Marco Caputo, and it should be cooked so that all the ingredients’ flavors emerge – some patiently, others powerfully –  to be enjoyed as a meal. When Caputo talks pizza, your mouth starts watering for a taste. He’s the owner-chef of Boston’s Mast’ Restaurant & Drinkery on Province Street which specializes […]

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Super wines for a super Fourth of July!

When I hear “Bonanza”, I think instantly of the wildly popular 1960s action-packed western TV series starring actor Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright and his three disparate sons – “Hoss” (Dan Blocker), Adam (Pernell Roberts) and Little Joe (Michael Landon) – patrolling the Ponderosa ranch and defending it from unscrupulous bad guys. If only the […]

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Wilson Daniel Tour Italia wows Boston with wines of finesse, elegance and power

http:// It’s been a labor of love, and I’ve just completed my take on the 2019 Wilson Daniels Tour Italia that kicked off its four-city grand-tasting in Boston on June 3. The event featured wines from 13 producers – some familiar, others new – at SRV (Serene Republic of Venice) restaurant on Columbus Avenue. While […]

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Memorable wine gifts to make Dad the toast of the town

Say Happy Father’s Day this Sunday with a gift of wine. Here are five extraordinary options for the Dad and/or grandad on your list. 1. If Dad is a golfer, plant a bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir ($16.59 at Costco) in his cart. The California wine, which is America’s top-selling $15 and above label, recently […]

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Wines that celebrate U.S. military veterans, their sacrifices

I’m not being flip when I say “Drink red wine and help a veteran.” As you may know, this week marks an historic day in American and world history. Thursday is the 75th anniversary of the allied forces’ D-Day invasion to liberate France – and later all of Europe – of Nazi Germany’s tyranny. Two […]

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Giorgio Rivetti’s art is in La Spinetta’s gorgeous wines

A real-live rhinoceros has never set foot in Italy, yet Piemontese winemaker Giorgio Rivetti graces his La Spinetta winery bottles with an image of the magnificent animal. Does it have anything to do with the wines? “There’s no connection to the vineyards or Italy,” Rivetti replies with a mischievous grin. “I just love the art. […]

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Video 3: Naseem Momtazi of Maysara Winery

Naseem Momtazi is the national sales director of Maysara Winery and one of three sisters who work in the family’s wine business. The elder Momtazis emigrated to Oregon from northern Iran after the fall of Shah Pahlavi during the 1979 Islamic Revolution. They settled in the Willamette Valley where they farm more than 500 acres […]