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REVOLUTIONARY PUNCHES

By Kirsten Amann The Fourth of July is upon us, kicking off the summer party season that we in New England wait patiently for all winter long. Sure, you could fill your coolers with spiked seltzers and sour beers like everyone else at the barbecue this summer. But why not...
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THE BRONX

by PINK LADY Of all the pre-Prohibition drinks named for New York City boroughs, the Manhattan has had the longest life and the most staying power. It may in fact be the only classic cocktail that was never actually endangered. But as Frank Caiafa shares in his 2016 The Waldorf...
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A DRINK WITH CHRIS WELD

by MAIA MERRILL GOSSELIN There’s an old saying: When life gives you apples, make apple brandy. Ok, maybe that’s not exactly how it goes but for Chris Weld, there’s a certain irony to it. When Chris and his family moved from California to the Berkshires eighteen years ago, they bought a farm...
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THE BEAUTY OF RIESLING

by SEEMA TIKARE As the heady days of spring appear everywhere, so does my desire to be outside – to smell the fresh grass and sit under a cherry tree as the blossoms rain down on me in a gentle breeze. To gather with friends, to have picnics and cookouts,...
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THE ART OF BELGIAN BEERS

by ANDY CROUCH The Belgian beer scene has long influenced the development of craft beer within the United States and around the world. With centuries of developing and mastering eclectic styles and fostering a deep respect for flavorful brews, Belgium holds a special place in the pantheon of great beer....
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A DRINK WITH JO-ANN ROSS

By Maia Merrill Gosselin Jo-Ann Ross is living the good life. A longtime voice specialist/speech pathologist, Jo-Ann made the decision nearly twenty years ago to follow her true passion: wine. After studying, traveling and generally immersing herself in the industry, she has parlayed her lifelong love of wine into a...
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THE PRIDE OF SPAIN

By Seema Tikare When anyone talks about visiting Spain, it conjures up flamboyant and over-the-top images in my mind: Flamenco dancers, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, the sunny, sexy beaches of the Costa del Sol, and the gorgeous Moorish palaces of Sevilla. Even the Camino de Santiago, the...
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