Dining and Food Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Wines of Portugal now closer to home

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Oct 17, 2017

I like Portuguese wines. The thing is, they're oftentimes only sold where there is a large Portuguese community.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A little espresso in your beer? Please!

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Oct 10, 2017

So, last week marked a little change of pace, as we took a look at the world of spirits. This week, we are back to more familiar territory, namely...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Finding your way around the spirits world

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Oct 4, 2017

I've told you before about my friend Simon over in England. He's the one who is a diehard opponent of change in any way, shape or form. Nothing good...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A Cabernet Franc with a Southern accent

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Sep 26, 2017

Little by little it's getting cooler outside, which is a sadness to those of you who love summer, but a boon to those of you looking forward to the...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A wine for the bridge between seasons

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Sep 20, 2017

We are, in a manner of speaking, between things at the moment. Autumn has not quite officially arrived — that happens Friday — but we...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Two new releases from Samuel Adams

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Sep 13, 2017

School has started, the warm days of summer appear largely past, and it's time to start looking toward fall. The Boston Brewery, otherwise known as...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Barley wine: It's a beer, and it's complex

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Sep 5, 2017

Heads up! Today's subject is rare. It's limited-edition, and Bert's Better Beers has less than a case of it in stock, so you might want to be there...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Some samples from Belgium and beyond

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Aug 29, 2017

Wrapping up some beery loose ends

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: More beer and ale, in the Belgian style

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Aug 22, 2017

I have been writing a bit about Belgian ales recently and when one is searching for craft beers in general, and Belgian ales in particular, one of...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A jazzy abbey-style, and a peek at October

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Aug 16, 2017

An Abbey-style ale from California, and a preview of Oktoberfest

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A mix brought to you by Sam and friends

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Aug 2, 2017

This just in: Sam Adams has just released the American Dream Collaboration Pack of beers. It was accomplished by teaming up with five craft breweries...

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Tasting Notes with JIm Beauregard: A Belgian Tripel from north of the border

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 25, 2017

Last week, we began to look at Belgian-style Tripel ales, and this week we continue the trend. I've chosen to take a look at Tripels for a number of...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: When it's hot out, it's time for a Tripel

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 18, 2017

When it's hot, it's time for a tripel

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Sampling one of Italy's finest: Amarone

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 11, 2017

Amarone: Intense excellence from Italy

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Heat matters for beer and wine

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 4, 2017

Has it been hot enough for you? The past couple of weeks have got me thinking about the issue of temperature, which is important for both beer and...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A special-occasion red from Bordeaux

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jun 27, 2017

Last week we looked at a white grape and a dessert wine, so today I want to turn to something a bit heavier — a good red wine from France.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: PX a classic dessert wine from Spain

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jun 20, 2017

It has been a while since I included a dessert-type wine in this column, and since we are at the beginning of summer, I thought now would be a good...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: An Abbey-style ale from Quebec's Unibroue

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jun 6, 2017

Unibroue, a brewery located in Chambly, Quebec, has been producing great ales for some years now, and all of them are worth exploring.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Two good reasons to be stuck in Lodi

By JIM BEAUREGARD

May 30, 2017

Saw them on the shelves, and had to tell you about them. Credence Clearwater Revival's tune notwithstanding, Lodi may not be a name as familiar to...

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Travel & Tourism

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