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The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA

Date: Wed, Aug 29, 2012

In recent months I have renewed an old interest in photography. This happened after having developed my friend Adrian Hlynka’s new photography website, Images By Adrian, a self-hosted WordPress site.  You could say that having immersed myself for several months showcasing his passionate interest, it has reawakened my own. I purchased a new Interchangeable Lens [...]

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2009 LAURENZ V. “und Sophie” Singing Grüner Veltliner Austria

Date: Sun, Jul 11, 2010

Lately I had the pleasure of sampling a bottle of the 2009 LAURENZ V. “und Sophie” Singing Grüner Veltliner Austria.  This Grüner is made by a longtime Austrian winemaking family Lenz Moser currently headed up by Dr. Laurenz (Lenz) Moser III.  For quick information about these multi-generational Austrian winemakers, please read their amusing online cheat [...]

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Pete Quaife 1943 – 2010

Date: Fri, Jun 25, 2010

I got word yesterday that Pete Quaife, the first bass player for the Kinks, has passed away. He was a great guy who seemed to me to really know how to enjoy life. I’d say RIP, but I don’t really believe in the after-life, so. I was lucky enough to meet Pete in the fall [...]

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3 Reasons Why The Hingham Wine Merchant is a Great Place to Buy Wine

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2009

This is a guest post from Bob Dwyer from The Wellesley Wine Press. This is the next in a series of blog posts that will focus on Boston-area wine stores and some reasons why each is a great place to shop for wine. There are lot of great wine shops in the metro Boston [...]

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3 Reasons Why The Hingham Wine Merchant is a Great Place to Buy Wine

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2009

This is a guest post from Bob Dwyer from The Wellesley Wine Press. This is the next in a series of blog posts that will focus on Boston-area wine stores and some reasons why each is a great place to shop for wine. There are lot of great wine shops in the metro Boston [...]

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3 Reasons Why The Hingham Wine Merchant is a Great Place to Buy Wine

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2009

This is a guest post from Bob Dwyer from The Wellesley Wine Press. This is the next in a series of blog posts that will focus on Boston-area wine stores and some reasons why each is a great place to shop for wine. There are lot of great wine shops in the metro Boston [...]

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5 Reasons Why Groton Market is a Great Place to Buy Wine

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2009

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will focus on Boston-area wine stores and some reasons why each is a great place to shop for wine.  I will be cross-posting to Bob Dwyer’s wine blog The Wellesley Wine Press so we can cover the greater Boston area in our respective blogs. Groton [...]

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #54 - Wines of Piedmont, Italy

Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2009

This month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday theme is Wines of Piedmont, Italy and is hosted by David McDuff and his excellent blog, McDuff’s Food & Wine Trail. This is a great theme as there are really a great variety of interesting wines, some very well known and some not so well known, available from this north-west [...]

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Boston Wine Expo 2009

Date: Sat, Jan 31, 2009

I had an interesting and mostly fun time last weekend at the 2009 Boston Wine Expo. I volunteered both days taking tickets at wine seminars (classes). When you volunteer at the Expo, in exchange they give you 2 free tickets to the Grand Tasting (value $85 each) for each volunteer shift. So I received [...]

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Bloviatrix listed in Wine Alltop

Date: Wed, Jan 21, 2009

It’s with pleasure that I post here that my blog, Bloviatrix, has been added to the Wine Alltop web site which lists top wine blogs in the wine blogosphere. I’m not totally sure what the definition of a ‘top’ wine blog is, but I am grateful for the addition. I do recognize many great wine [...]

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“How to Taste Like a Wine Geek” by 1WineDude

Date: Wed, Jan 21, 2009

Joe Roberts, the 1WineDude, has published a handy primer for those interested in learning how to experience wine like a Wine Geek, that is, for maximal mindfulness and enjoyment.  It is called How to Taste Like a Wine Geek.  It is useful for novices and also for more experienced wine enthusiasts who want to take [...]

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Nantucket Wine Festival May 13-19, 2009

Date: Wed, Jan 21, 2009

The 13th annual Nantucket Wine Festival will take place on gorgeous Nantucket island off the coast of southern Massachusetts on May 13-19, 2009.  This should be a luxurious and edifying experience for those able to attend this wonderful event.   I’ve been fortunate enough to vacation on Nantucket island in the past and it is truly [...]

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #53 - Wine for Breakfast!

Date: Tue, Jan 13, 2009

El Jefe (Jeff Stai) of El Bloggio Torcido (the Twisted Oak Winery blog) has presented an interesting Wine Blogging Wednesday theme this month: Wine for Breakfast! Or, more accurately, Wine with Breakfast Food. No sparkling wines, nor dessert wines are allowed - only dry red or white table wines.  I do love breakfast foods of [...]

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Boston Wine Expo - January 23 - 25, 2009

Date: Sat, Jan 10, 2009

I’m excited to report that I will be attending the Boston Wine Expo again this year.  Last year was my first time attending and I wrote up a pretty detailed blog post about my experiences.  This year I will be volunteering on both days of the event taking tickets at Seminars.  This makes me quite [...]

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