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No 26 on WS's Top 100: 2011 Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir

Landing at Number 26 on Wine Spectator's recently released Top 100 list is the 2011 Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir.The wine immediately jumped out at me not only for its favorable metrics (93 WS/$42/11,100 cases produced) but for the Hallberg Vineyard fruit source.The first time I tasted a wine with the Hallberg name on the label was at this Gary Farrell wine dinner at Blue Ginger in Wellesley. I tasted a bunch of great wines that night but the Gary Farrell Hallberg Pinot blew me away.A few months later while on vacation in Michigan my cousin brought along a bottle to share at our family cottage. Wouldn't you know it was again a Gary Farrell Hallberg Pinot and it was ...
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8th annual Wellesley Luminary Night set for Dec. 7

It’s already time to start planning your participation in The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club’s (WHJWC) 8th Annual Luminary Night, which this year takes place on Sunday, Dec. 7. On Luminary Night, families and businesses throughout Wellesley light luminary candles along their streets, sidewalks and doorsteps, creating a beautiful town-wide glow welcoming the holiday season. […]
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Not just another Wellesley Square leather party

Amy Lynch and Demian Wendrow, the new owners of Wellesley Square retailers London Harness and Tumi as of Oct. 31, are celebrating with an open house at 45 Central St., in Wellesley Square on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30-8:30pm. You can RSVP here if interested in attending the event, which will feature light fare, prizes and the […]
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$25 tickets available to public for Carly Simon concert at Wellesley College

General admission tickets for a Nov. 22 performance at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall featuring Carly Simon, her children Sally Taylor and Ben Taylor, and others are now available to the public. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: http://goo.gl/Ldx1cm. Information on the show lineup is available here. The concert is being held to benefit Consenses, […]
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Heads Up: Billecart-Salmon Tasting at The Urban Grape

The Urban Grape is having a free Billecart-Salmon tasting at their locations in the South End (Wednesday November 19th) and Chestnut Hill (Thursday November 20th).I went to a tasting they offered in Chestnut Hill over the weekend and was reminded why they're one of my favorite retailers. I discovered some really delicious wines from Slovenia. We got to try Vallin wines for the first time.Remember, in 2010 I said the 2005 Cigliuti Serraboella Barbaresco was my wine of the year? Well the 2010 is out now, and they had it at an amazingly good price. Seriously - I bought everything they had in Chestnut Hill. Definitely check on the shelves in the South End if they have it (and let ...
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