Dining and Food Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: When it's hot out, it's time for a Tripel

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 18, 2017

When it's hot, it's time for a tripel

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Sampling one of Italy's finest: Amarone

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 11, 2017

Amarone: Intense excellence from Italy

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Heat matters for beer and wine

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 4, 2017

Has it been hot enough for you? The past couple of weeks have got me thinking about the issue of temperature, which is important for both beer and...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A special-occasion red from Bordeaux

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jun 27, 2017

Last week we looked at a white grape and a dessert wine, so today I want to turn to something a bit heavier — a good red wine from France.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: PX a classic dessert wine from Spain

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jun 20, 2017

It has been a while since I included a dessert-type wine in this column, and since we are at the beginning of summer, I thought now would be a good...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: An Abbey-style ale from Quebec's Unibroue

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jun 6, 2017

Unibroue, a brewery located in Chambly, Quebec, has been producing great ales for some years now, and all of them are worth exploring.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Two good reasons to be stuck in Lodi

By JIM BEAUREGARD

May 30, 2017

Saw them on the shelves, and had to tell you about them. Credence Clearwater Revival's tune notwithstanding, Lodi may not be a name as familiar to...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Some fine summer pairings from Sam

By JIM BEAUREGARD

May 23, 2017

Wrapping up the Sam Adams summer brews

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: If summer comes, Sam Adams is ready

By JIM BEAUREGARD

May 16, 2017

Summer in a box from Sam Adams

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Taking the measure of beer's bitter content

By JIM BEAUREGARD

May 9, 2017

There's lots more technical information about beer that could be put into a beer column, but sometimes I don't, and in fact often I don't. The...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A beer sampling for the 'tween season

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 25, 2017

You know, sooner or later the weather is going to make up its mind. Will it be 80 and sunny, or will it be 40 and raining, the kind of rain that...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A great wine book keeps getting better

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 18, 2017

I know, I've been on a bit of a book-review kick for the past month or so, but there is good stuff out there, new and recent, that is worth...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A rich read for the beer enthusiast

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 11, 2017

The success of Randy Mosher's “Tasting Beer” has resulted in a second edition of his widely read book, updated with a wealth of...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: The Spencer Trappists christen a pilsner

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Apr 4, 2017

Initially, production was limited, but the operation has since really gotten off the ground. Trappist beers of American origin are now more widely...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard -- Two beers: Boston and Manchester

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 28, 2017

First, a special annual release from the folks at Samuel Adams in Boston, commemorating the Boston Marathon.

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Jim Beauregard's Tasting Notes: A valuable guide for new homebrewers

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 22, 2017

A handy guide to home brewing

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Taking a chance and finding a winner

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Mar 7, 2017

Taking a chance and coming up a winner

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Travel & Tourism

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Weekend Highlights: July 15-16
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