Dining and Food ╗ Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Monterey Bay and Chardonnay

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 10, 2018

Monterey may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about wine, but it is one of several American Viticultural Areas in California.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Butter and oak aren't all there is to Chardonnay

Jun 26, 2018

I am a red wine drinker,for the most part, but that does not mean that I don’t like whites. I do have a few favorites among the whites,...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Belgium inspired brewers around the world

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jun 19, 2018

Like the great wines of France, beer makers the world over looked to Belgium as one of the classic beer-making regions, and have long sought to...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Tasting starts with learning what to expect

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jun 12, 2018

So, last week we began looking at Speyside scotch whisky, and this week we'll finish up that topic.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: The malt matters in Speyside scotches

Jun 5, 2018

I know that some of you are scotch aficionados, and so today I wanted to say a little bit about a different kind of scotch. We have taken a look at...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Belgian tripel is brewed for summer

By JIM BEAUREGARD

May 29, 2018

Last week, I mentioned that since we still have some cold nights clinging to us and some fairly wild fluctuations in temperature, we didn't want to...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A strong stout from the monks at Spencer

By JIM BEAUREGARD

May 22, 2018

I'm going to share with you today some info on a relatively new stout: Spencer Abbey Trappist Imperial Stout. First, though, let's talk about stout...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Exploring the fine wines of the Rhone valley

By JIM BEAUREGARD

May 1, 2018

It occurs to me that over the years, I have not written much about Rhone wines, and this is a gap I should take measures to correct. So, let me start...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: The points system for wine is a crutch

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 25, 2018

As most wine lovers know, the notion of providing a numerical score for a wine really began in earnest with Robert Parker.

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Tasting Notes With Jim Beauregard: This white wine from Portugal is not to be missed

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 10, 2018

Last week, we looked at a Portuguese red wine. So it's only fair to look at a white wine this week.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard -- Portugal: Great weather and great wines

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 4, 2018

Last week, an opportunity arose to write several articles I've been wanting to write for a long time. For the next three weeks, our topic is going to...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Fine Bordeaux blends need not be French

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 27, 2018

Some wines are single varietals, and some are blends. Historically, some of the most famous blended wines on the planet come from southwest France...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: This Italian red from Piedmont is a standout

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 20, 2018

Let's tarry for a moment in Piedmont, in northwest Italy, from which my mother's side of the family hails. There are different wines in every region...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: There are ales, lagers, and now, Sam '76

Mar 13, 2018

There are ales and there are lagers. A lot of that has to do with where the yeast does its work — on the top or the bottom.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: You want to make wine out of what?

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 7, 2018

Chapter and verse on making wild wines

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: With these select bourbons, the barrel number matters

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 27, 2018

In January, I spent a couple of weeks chatting with you about the state liquor commission's barrel selection program. Some lucky buyers for the SLC...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: More Spectacular choices: Three Cabs and a RosÚ

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 20, 2018

We've spent the past couple of weeks at the convention center on Elm Street (metaphorically, of course), talking about some of the excellent wines...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Bearegard: Around the world for more Spectacular wines

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 13, 2018

As promised, let's keep looking at some of the hundreds of wines that were offered at last month's Easter seals Winter Wine Spectacular.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: First notes from a Spectacular tasting

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 6, 2018

Veni, vidi, vici, Julius Caesar once said of his conquest of Gaul. Well, not being a general, but rather a humble wine taster, I came, I saw and I...

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