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Wine of the Week: Sequoia Grove 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Love when the deep, blackberry fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with plenty of sweet spice from toasty oak barrels? This Sequoia Grove has a structured frame of tannins made softer by its rich texture and the warmth of nutmeg, clove and vanilla spices. A warm welcome for holidays guests, this is a definitively Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in all its ripe lusciousness. Read more

Let's Eat: Three siblings make a Tex Mex trio at El Rio Grande in Stoughton

Siblings Joel, Erika and Cesar Cervantes run El Rio Grande restaurant in Stoughton, a friendly, popular restaurant beloved by neighbors since 2004. Read more

Yeah, I Ate That: Buffalo Wild Wings is out of its gourd with Pumpkin Ale BBQ Wings

Watching Buffalo Wild Wings get into the pumpkin game is kind of like watching a linebacker do ballet. It’s not exactly pretty, but just the fact that he’s doing it is worth watching. Read more


Ziggy's knows a thing or two about barbecue

This 2-year-old Oregon restaurant is a good stop for ribs, baked beans and fries if you're in the neighborhood.  Read more

Nook, tasting-menu restaurant, opening Wednesday on Atwood

There are still a few spots at Nook for dinner Wednesday night, when the tiny Atwood Avenue fine dining restaurant opens to the public. Read more

Wine Finds: Powerful petite sirah

The name of the red grape called petite sirah might make you think it produces a light, delicate wine, but just the opposite is true. This dark grape is known for its big, robust red wines that can be high in alcohol and quite tannic. Although it’s spelled differently than syrah, petite sirah is believed to be the offspring of the red wine grapes syrah and peloursin. The following wines would be great on a cold evening to accompany steak and other types of grilled beef, lamb or game. Read more

Wine Pick of the Week for November 7

Long Meadow Ranch 2017 Sauvignon Blanc “Rutherford, Napa Valley” ($22) Read more

Pine Wine: Pinot selections for Thanksgiving

Selecting wines for Thanksgiving is challenging. The wines have to pair with many different dishes and please many different people. I suggest keeping things simple by serving Pinots, both Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris/Grigio. They are food- and people-friendly, and fine selections are available across a wide range of prices. Read more


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