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Tasting Note (and more): Littorai 2006 Roman Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley AVA

Almost three years after I met him in October 2008 at his winery in Sebastopol, California, I still consider the hour or two I spent with Littorai’s winemaker, Ted Lemon, one of the most enlightening moments I’ve had in my years as a wine writer. Lemon, who makes a number of remarkably diverse chardonnays and pinot [...]
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Tasting Note: White Birch Brewing Belgian Style Pale Ale

So, what do you get when you head to a cheese shop in South Boston, to get what you need for the evening’s pasta? Why, you get New Hampshire beer, of course. More specifically, during my last trip to see friends in Boston, we went to South End Formaggio, a fantastic cheese and meat shop – [...]
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Tasting note: Tahbilk Marsanne 2004

They’re no longer a Château, but the wine is still as good. I’ve loved Tahbilk’s Marsanne for years and years, and I’ve even laid down a few bottles over the years, to see how this inexpensive, well-made, original wine evolved over time. I had great fun drinking a 1994, two or three years ago, and [...]
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