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June 1, 2008

Taste for Yourself!

A number of recent articles have been swimming around in my mind to develop into this one. The first was from a great new magazine called sommelier journal. If you are on-premise, I would recommend you take a look at it. The article discussed how the modern sommelier is the...
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Publick House

But he does like -make that ‘love’-high quality, super-fresh craft brews. That passion has driven him to short-list only what he (and his hand-picked staff) deem the finest and freshest of craft brews. That craving for the fresh taste of hops and malt makes him chuck the contents of any...
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The scientific process is the opposite of dogma. Continual reexamination and correction are expected, desired. Restudying questions by other hands often refines, improves precision, but seldom leads to upheaval of what are accepted as basic general truths. We shall herein consider three recent examples of medical science corrigenda. They might...
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Boston Wine School

A little over a year ago, wine journalist/consultant and 2O-plus year industry veteran Jonathon Alsop founded Boston’s first-ever wine school (called, fittingly, the Boston Wine School), which he defines as a “snob free zone” for curious consumers and enthusiastic aficionados who want to boost their knowledge by attending casual, fun...
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Buy Local

Eating and drinking the products of one’s own region is an emerging and burgeoning movement across the country. It is also a healthy notion, for knowing the source of what we consume must lead to more intelligent, tasty and wholesome purchasing by consumers and the production of higher quality products....
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Muscadel de Sever

It is among the most underappreciated wines on the market. In a world where wines are starting to taste more and more alike regardless of origin, it’s certainly unique. If you appreciate the style, which I happen to, there’s nowhere else other than the Pays Nantais on the cool western...
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Jacob Writh Restaurant

Rich mahogany stretch of bar, Scatter of sawdust on the floor, Waiter, who asks you how you are- Happier man than you were before. You entered the old familiar door. Enisled at last! Disaster, strife? The world is still as it was of yore: A seidel of dark on the...
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