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SLOW WINE 2O2O

by HARVEY FINKEL Slow Wine is a part of the Slow Food movement ignited in 1986 by a demonstration against the proposed construction of a McDonald’s at Rome’s beloved Spanish Steps. Carlo Petrini and colleagues notched it up afterwards, so that following its official establishment in Paris in 1989, Slow...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH-THE BIZZY IZZY

by PPINK LADY While we were in quarantine, we noticed even greater attention being paid than usual to “national” drinks holidays. A new cocktail seemed to pop into our newsfeed every week, encouraging celebration via stylized photos and socially distant happy hours: National Daiquiri Day (July 19), National Whiskey Sour...
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LES CHAMBERTINS-A Grand Toponymy

by HARVEY FINKEL I don’t remember the name of the village, and I don’t remember the name of the girl, but the wine was Chambertin. HILAIRE BELLOC Toponymy, the study of place names, is fascinating and instructive, nowhere more than among the vineyards of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. The unraveling of...
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CABERNET SAUVIGNON ON A BUDGET

by SANDY BLOCK, MW Despite the rise of so many formerly unfamiliar varieties and delicious blends, Cabernet Sauvignon remains king of red wine. It’s got a bold character by nature, with some rough edges, and therefore not everyone’s first choice, but that’s the reason so many of us to continue...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH – HALEKULANI

by PINK LADY August in New England provides some of the loungiest days of summer, and with 2O2O being what it’s been so far, we are leaning into it. We’ve found the perfect reading and drinking companion to guide us through, Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails, by Shannon Mustipher. Mustipher is...
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CRAFT BEER IN CONNECTICUT-A LOOK AT THE LOCAL SCENE

by ANDY CROUCH Caught in the middle between New York and the rest of New England, half Yankees fans and half Red Sox Nation, Connecticut is a state with a minor identity crisis. In enduring the constant push-and-pull from Boston to Manhattan, the state has carved out an unusual geographic...
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