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10 Amazing Producers Pouring at Wine Spectator Grand Tour

Dates are set for Wine Spectator's 2015 Grand Tour. This is a stand-up/walk around wine tasting with stops at 3 cities in the US this year where hand-picked wineries each pour one signature wine. And it's usually a really good one. Winemakers and winery owners are often the ones pouring and Wine Spectator editors are in attendance so it's a great chance to chat these folks up.The event also provides an opportunity to meet up with other wine enthuisiasts. I've made some friends through the blog and on Twitter I'm looking forward to meeting at the Dallas event. If you're on the fence about which location to attend maybe Dallas would fit your schedule? Here's a post on how to ...
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Snapchat: Swellesley has yet another social media account

The Swellesley Report has Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine and even Google+ social media accounts, some more active than others. We even dabbled in Yik Yak last year when it became a disruptive force at Wellesley High. Now we also have a Snapchat account under the handle “Swellesley”. Yeah, the sort-of self-destructing photo sharing app has been hot for […]
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Meet the candidates at Wellesley’s League of Women Voters forum

The League of Women Voters of Wellesley will hold a forum on Thursday, February 26 at 7pm in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library for voters to meet the candidates for elected office on the slate for the Tuesday, March 3 Town of Wellesley election. Retiring Town board members will also be recognized […]
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This colorful Wellesley storyteller is no bust

Seventeen brave souls shared tales — some funny, some sad, some meandering — at last month’s Nomad Story Slam just across the Wellesley Lower Falls line at Newton’s Gregorian Rugs. The theme of stories was “Moving On.” We saw a smattering of Wellesley friends at event, most of whom were there to sit on folding chairs or […]
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Juan Gil Wine Dinner in Lenox, MA

I received an email from Spirited Wines about a paired wine dinner at Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar in Lenox, MA on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm.Here's the lineup:Bacalao CroquetasHoney AioliLagar de Condesa Albarino 2013SecondWild Boar TerrinePistachio, Apricot, Quine, SpinachCellars Can Blau Tinto 2012 ThirdRabbit & Merguez StewPeas, Mushrooms, Roasted Peppers, RiceClio Jumilla 2012FourthSan Simon CheeseFig JamJuan Gil Monastrell 2012 DessertCrème CatalaneAlmond Brittle, Grapefruits GranitaJuan Gil Moscatel 2013$65 per person, plus tax & gratuityLimited Seating. Call Alta Restaurant directly for reservations: 413-637-0003.ThoughtsAs a founding member of the #JuanGilFanClub (that to date exists only as a hashtag, but really does deserve its own following) I had to pass this event notice along.Especially at the really fair price of $65. Dinners like this usually go for $100+.Many ...
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