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Wellesley stocks up on milk, water & everything else

Shoppers filled up the cash registers at local supermarkets on Monday in anticipation of winter storm Juno. Here’s a look at Roche Bros. in Linden Square at around 4pm. Thanks to reader Cherie Hoffman for sending along the photos. MORE Wellesley Storm action
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Move over Deflategate! Wellesley Roche Bros. has some explaining to do about this Super Bowl chip sign

A hawk-eyed Swellesley reader sent us this SHOCKING photo from Roche Bros. in Wellesley on Monday. We swiftly hit up Roche Bros. for comment, and getting into the spirit of this BREAKING STORY, they replied via Twitter that “we have a traitor in our midst…” and that following an extensive internal investigation will “follow it […]
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Wellesley Public Schools snowstorm plan

Dear WPS Community, In light of the impending storm that will begin to affect our area as early as tonight, I have several announcements to share: 1) All WPS buildings will be closed at 5pm today (January 26th.) Any evening activities slated to run beyond that time will be rescheduled. 2) The Wellesley Public Schools […]
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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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