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Former Wellesley ABC student blogs for Huffington Post

Wellesley is known as a town that takes its public schools seriously. Residents consistently put their money where their property taxes are by voting in overrides, while dedicated PTO volunteers organize auctions and fairs to cover needs that the budget doesn’t. In addition to educating and fundraising for the town’s kids who live here full-time, […]
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Kids’ program in Wellesley focuses on history of food

The Wellesley Historical Society, in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center, will be offering the next “Winter Wednesday” children’s program on Wednesday, January 28, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, so families can come and go as their schedules allow. The topic for January 28 will be “Food: the Old Ways.” […]
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Opus One Wine Dinner at Del Frisco's Boston

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak in Boston is offering a five-course dinner featuring the wines of Opus One on Thursday February 5th at 6:30 pm.Del Frisco's is fantastic dining experiernce (review) and Opus One produces Bordeaux blends at the very highest level in Napa Valley.I visited Opus One in 2010. Opus One was founded as a collaboration between Baron Phillipe de Rothschild and the Robert Mondavi family. The wines remain strong today thanks to the leadership of winemaker Michael Silacci. It was on this visit that I got a sense, for the first time, of the broad range of responsibilties a winemaker has. At least at Opus One - he calls the shots and sets the tone for the entire ...
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Total Wine Coming to Massachusetts

I don't know how this slipped by me until now, but national wine retailer Total Wine is set to open in Natick, Massachusetts this year:Total Wine & More plans to open a store at Cloverleaf Mall, taking over the existing 7,000-square-foot Cloverleaf Wine and Spirits and adjacent Golfers Warehouse space.Read more...If you're not familiar with Total Wine, their stores are huge with tons of wines at all price points. Rather than having sections for regions or varieties they have entire grocery store-sized aisles devoted to, for example, domestic Pinot Noir.Their entry here is notable for its potential to change the landscape of the Massachusetts wine industry. Once dominated by dusty-bottled old package stores, I think we're seeing a shift in ...
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