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Tasting Brunello di Montalcino at La Gerla

Alberto Passeri overlooking La Gerla's gli Angeli Vineyard in MontalcinoTo provide a point of comparison to the more modern-leaning Casanova di Neri we visited, I was looking for a traditional producer with international acclaim. I consulted historical ratings from Wine Spectator and Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media and a producer that popped up on both which I wasn't previously familiar with was Le Gerla (pronounced "la jer-la").Wine Spectator rated the 2007 La Gerla gli Angelia Riserva Brunello ($75) 97 points. Antonio Galloni rated the 2006 La Gerla Brunello ($55) 94 points. Both of these sounded like terrific quality-price-ratio wines, but digging a bit deeper I found La Gerla to be regarded as a more traditional producer so I was looking very ...
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New Releases: Sojourn Cellars Chardonnays

Sojourn Cellars is a Sonoma producer known mostly for their fruit-forward yet site-differentiated Pinot Noirs. But in the past couple years they've release Chardonnays for the first time, sourced from several of the same vineyards where their Pinots come from.It's common for Sonoma producers to specialize in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Producers like Littorai, Rochioli and Kistler come to mind.See also: Littorai Visit and Tasting ReportEven Kosta Browne is making a Chardonnay these days, so it's not surprising that Sojourn would eventually branch out into the variety. But what would a Sojourn Charonnay be like? And would it appeal to folks like myself who adore Sojourn's Pinot Noirs across a number of vintages and bottlings?See also: Interesting times at Kosta BrowneI ...
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Wellesley summer makeover

It’s good to be in the construction field this summer in Wellesley. The town’s makeover includes the new maintenance and other facilities at Wellesley Country Club, a sports complex rehab at Wellesley College, sprucing up of downtown buildings, ┬áchurch work, Wellesley Middle School fixer-upper, a new dorm at Babson, Hunnewell Elementary School tidying up, Belclare […]
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Ex-Wellesley school official at center of Newton plagiarism controversy

Newton Public Schools Superintendent David Fleishman, who has been fined one week of pay after sort of acknowledging that he didn’t credit Gov. Deval Patrick for contents of two graduation speeches delivered last month, used to be a Wellesley Public Schools administrator. The Lion’s Roar, Newton South’s student newspaper, broke the story after a reporter […]
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Stylish new Wellesley running apparel e-tailer Tracksmith touts shorty shorts & more

While ┬árunners like myself prefer to embarrass our families and friends by donning the most stained and raggedy mismatched clothes possible when hitting the streets or track, new Wellesley “premium performance apparel” e-tailer Tracksmith is targeting a wholly different clientele with its stylish throwback shirts and shorts (including these skimpy ones that go for $60). […]
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Obituary: Marie D. Mcfadden

MCFADDEN, Marie D. (Fitzsimmons) Of Wellesley, July 16th. Wife of the late E. Leo McFadden. Mother of Mark R. McFadden of Millis, Michael D. McFadden of Needham, Steven P. McFadden of Lincoln, NE, Ned L. McFadden of Boston, and Martha C. Buchanan of Weare, NH. Sister of Frederick J. Fitzsimmons of VT, Celestine Gookin of Norton, and the late Paul M. Fitzsimmons, Mary Joan Stinson, and Richard Fitzsimmons. Grandmother of Scott, Amy, Sean, Erin, and Conor McFadden. Great granddmother of Julia Marie. Marie was a former member and officer of the Women's City Club of Boston. She was a former Miss Massachusetts, former campaign manager for Congressman Father Drinan. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 ...

"Inside Wellesley" - Wellesley College Looks to Sell North 40 Land

"Inside Wellesley" - Wellesley College Looks to Sell North 40 Land Now that Wellesley College has gotten the court's approval to sell the "North 40", the town of Wellesley is considering whether it should acquire the property. From: WellesleyChannelTV Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 07:54 More in Nonprofits & Activism
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Obituary: Joseph W. Vaccaro

VACCARO, Joseph W. Of Wellesley, formerly of Winthrop, July 11. Beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Merrow) Vaccaro for 71 years. Devoted father of LInda M. Vaccaro of Wellesley, Joseph D. Vaccaro of Winthrop, Robert S. Vaccaro of Fulton, NY. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Brother of Tony Vaccaro of Portsmouth, N.H., Rosie Kinnett of Winthrop and the late Charles Vaccaro, Anne Johnson and Sadie Panessi. Funeral Mass was held in St. Paul Church, Wellesley, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Joseph's memory to the charity of your choice. WWII Army Veteran. For guestbook George F. Doherty & SonsWellesley (781) 235-4100
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Obituary: Rose P. Ralli

RALLI, Rose P. (Maccini) Lifelong resident of Wellesley, July 8, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Alfred B. Ralli. Visiting hours Sunday, July 13 from 4-8 pm. Complete notice to follow. George F Doherty & Sons Wellesley (781) 235-4100
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Obituary: Ruth Elizabeth Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Ruth Elizabeth Of Wellesley, age 84, passed away after a brief illness, on July 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Ruth is survived by her brother James T. Sullivan and his wife Joan of Waltham, her dear friend of many years Joseph Niccoli of Wellesley, as well as many nephews and nieces: Francis Colleran and his wife Joan, William Colleran and his wife Amy, Richard Colleran all of Walpole; Edward Colleran of Dedham; John Sullivan and his wife Christine and Mary-Beth Sullivan all of CT; Michael Sullivan and his wife Karen of North Carolina; Margaret (Sullivan) Collins and her husband Patrick of Canton; James Sullivan and his wife Juliet of Sudbury. She is also survived by 15 great ...
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Obituary: Emily Donovan

Sister Emily Donovan, SC (Sister Francis John) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on July 1, 2014. A Sister of Charity (Halifax) for 76 years who was missioned Jamaica, NY, Westmont, NJ, Bermuda and Williston Park, NY. Locally in Dorchester, St. Paul's, Wellesley and Mount Saint Vincent Wellesley. Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (MacDonald) Donovan. Sister of the late Hugh, Thomas, John and Mary Donovan. She is survived by her sister in law, Helen Donovan and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at Mt. St. Vincent, 125 Oakland St., Wellesley Hills on Sunday July 6 from 3-5 pm with a prayer service at 4:30 pm. Funeral Mass in Mt. St. Vincent Chapel on Monday July 7 at ...
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Obituary: Ruth E. Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Ruth E. Of Wellesley, July 1, 2014. Visiting hours Sunday from 4-8PM. Complete notice on Saturday. George F. Doherty & Sons(781) 235-4100
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Obituary: Robert T. Bartlett

BARTLETT, Robert T., D.M.D. Of Wellesley and Naples, FL, June 30th. Beloved husband of Despina S. (Stefanidou) Bartlett. Visiting hours Monday, July 7th, 4 to 8. Complete notice on Saturday. For directions and guest book, please George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral HomeWellesley (781) 235-4100

Madeleine Albright Pin Collection on Display at Wellesley College

Madeleine Albright Pin Collection on Display at Wellesley College No Description. From: WellesleyChannelTV Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:54 More in Nonprofits & Activism
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