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Saviez Vineyards

by TT February 24th, 2008| Wine News
saviez vineyardsRecently, I attended the Boston Wine Expo.  Out of the hundreds of vineyards there, one had a story that made it very memorable.  That vineyard is Saviez Vineyards, located in Calistoga, California.

Fortunately, I was able to visit the Saviez Vineyard booth before the Expo was open to the public.  This gave me more time to speak with Mike Saviez, Sales & Marketing Manager.  After sampling a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, I asked Mike about his vineyard.

We discussed the wines produced at their vineyard, and I was most interested in the story of a newer wine, Yogi's Reserve Petite Sirah.    In
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Review: Tillen Farms

by TK February 17th, 2008| Food News
Tillen FarmsAt the Boston Wine Expo, we got to experience a ton of new wines, but the things that caught the most attention with us were the food vendors, which were exhibiting. One vendor that we had to come back see a few times (and get a few samples each time) was Tim Metzger and Tillen Farms.

Tillen Farms had an array of pickled vegetables that were amazingly fresh tasting. I got a chance to ask a few questions of Tim Metzger, CEO of Tillen Farms:

Which of your items is your biggest seller?

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Boston Wine Expo

by TT February 11th, 2008| Food News, Wine News
expoAmazing and overwhelming. Those words best describe my experience at the Boston Wine Expo on Saturday, February 9th.

My colleague and I arrived at the Expo at noon, an hour before the event is open to the public. Just having negotiated confusing travel from our hotel to the Seaport World Trade Center, it was a relief to find the check-in to be quick and painless. Once given our badges, we entered the main floor of the exposition.

Standing in the doorway, there was a sea of booths to explore. (About eighty percent of the booths were for wineries,
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Restaurant Review: Excelsior, Boston, MA

by TK February 10th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
The mission was simple: we were away for the weekend in Boston and wanted to find a happening restaurant for fun, food, and drinks. We were staying at a great hotel, so I called down to the concierge and advised him of his mission and that we were looking for an 8:30 reservation. Within 5 minutes, he called back and told me that he had secured a reservation at the Excelsior and that we were going to love it. With a bold statement like that, I could only assume that a man with that much
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Wilted Spinach

by TT February 8th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
shop at home. we deliver. safeway.comThursday was a busy afternoon in our house. With both of the adults having appointments in the afternoon, we knew that dinner would need to be an easy to prepare meal. Trying to eat healthier meals, we didn't want to go the fast food route.

Having 2 of the 4 kids with us and 2 vehicles, I opted to drive solo and go to the grocery store. I had decided on the meat, a lean cut of beef. To accompany this, I wanted veggies that would add color to the plates. I also wanted to offer
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TastyThoughts Goes on Location for the Boston Wine Expo

by TK February 4th, 2008| Food News, Wine News
Wine ExpoAs regular readers of TastyThoughts know, the editing team here loves great food and wine. So when we had the opportunity to cover the largest wine show in the United States, we jumped at the opportunity. This coming weekend, TastyThoughts' senior editing team will be at the Boston Wine Expo, which is being held at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Described in their press release as: "The largest trade and consumer wine event in the country, the Boston Wine Expo offers wine enthusiasts an unparalleled educational and entertaining wine and food experience.The Grand Tasting showcases over 450 international and domestic wineries
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