The Wellesley Wine Press

Wineries: Get your MA direct shipping applications in now!

Here's some great news for Massachusetts wine enthusiasts and out-of-state wineries alike. Ship Compliant reports that wineries can now apply for a Massachusetts direct shipping license.Go here for the full storyThey also offer this interesting tidbit about the remaining sticking point of FedEx/UPS fleet licensing:An early concern over the new Massachusetts wine shipping law was that it did not address the issue of common carriers having to license each and every truck that delivers wine. However, a bill to allow common carriers to obtain a fleet license for the delivery of alcohol is pending in the Massachusetts legislature. It seems somewhat unlikely that the fleet license bill will move this session. But, we believe that at least one of the ...
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Not too soon to plot your 2015 Wellesley town office run

The next Annual Town Election in Wellesley takes place on March 3, but it’s not too soon to think about how you might get involved — beyond just voting. It might even be a good conversation starter over Thanksgiving dinner! Nomination papers for all offices become available on Dec. 3. Town Clerk Kathy Nagle — who […]
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Media darlings Wellesley Jr. Raiders have eyes on national title again

Post by Michail Bletsas. UPDATE: The Raiders won 33-6, scoring 33 straight points after falling behind at the start of the game. They’re New England Regional Champs. On to Florida… The undefeated 6th grade Wellesley Jr. Raiders football has received plenty of love in Wellesley in recent years (including road signs), especially after winning the […]
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Wellesley Marketplace welcomes holiday shoppers

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club’s annual Wellesley Marketplace event that took place Saturday at the Wellesley Middle School drew over 2,000 shoppers and 150+ exhibitors. I’m not shy about shopping so I jumped right into the fray, on a quest for unique gifts and whatever else might jump out at me. Here’s what I […]
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No 8 on Wine Spectator's Top 100: 2012 Brewer-Clifton Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir

When Wine Spectator revealed the 2012 Brewer-Clifton Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir as their Number 8 wine of 2014 I jumped right on Wine-Searcher and tracked down a half case.The category and metrics are right up my alley: A California Pinot Noir with a proven track record. 94 WS/$40/1,226 Cases Produced.All of Spectator's Top 100 wines are worth considering, but the Top 10 in particular are very thoughtfully selected. They always seem to have that elusive confluence of quality and broad appreciation given the vetting process Spectator employs.And given that the winemakers behind each of the Top 10 wines is invited to New York each fall for the Spectator Wine Experience they seem to think about whether they'd, y'know, like ...
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