Dining and Food Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: The finer points of tasting spirits, Part 2

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Dec 13, 2017

Last week we began a look at the tasting of distilled spirits by exploring the appearance and the nose. This week, we will look at the last two...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard -- Tasting spirits: What to look for

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Dec 6, 2017

As any of you who are regular readers of this column know, I've never considered it enough to simply tell you what something tastes like. I've always...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Owner has big plans brewing for Barley & Hops in Milford

Nov 29, 2017

Last week, we began our tour of Chris Perry's Barley & Hops shop on 101A in Milford. We've taken a look at some wine, and this week, we'll look at...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Looking for books, finding beverages

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Nov 22, 2017

Last month I stopped in at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford, only to discover a new beer and wine shop next door.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: What will you be drinking at Thanksgiving?

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Nov 14, 2017

The first of the big end of the year holidays is just around the corner, when we will all be getting together over turkey and various and sundry...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A California Pinot Noir with roots in NH

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Nov 8, 2017

There are two kinds of people — at least among wine drinkers: Those who drink Cabernet Sauvignon, and those who drink Pinot Noir.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Settling in with a nice fall doppelbock

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Nov 1, 2017

Now that the rain has stopped falling and the wind has died down, there is definitely a chill in the air. And daylight-saving time ends this weekend.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Distillation: How spirits become spirits

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Oct 24, 2017

How spirits become spirits: Distillation

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Wines of Portugal now closer to home

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Oct 17, 2017

I like Portuguese wines. The thing is, they're oftentimes only sold where there is a large Portuguese community.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A little espresso in your beer? Please!

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Oct 10, 2017

So, last week marked a little change of pace, as we took a look at the world of spirits. This week, we are back to more familiar territory, namely...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Finding your way around the spirits world

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Oct 4, 2017

I've told you before about my friend Simon over in England. He's the one who is a diehard opponent of change in any way, shape or form. Nothing good...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A Cabernet Franc with a Southern accent

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Sep 26, 2017

Little by little it's getting cooler outside, which is a sadness to those of you who love summer, but a boon to those of you looking forward to the...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A wine for the bridge between seasons

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Sep 20, 2017

We are, in a manner of speaking, between things at the moment. Autumn has not quite officially arrived — that happens Friday — but we...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Two new releases from Samuel Adams

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Sep 13, 2017

School has started, the warm days of summer appear largely past, and it's time to start looking toward fall. The Boston Brewery, otherwise known as...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Barley wine: It's a beer, and it's complex

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Sep 5, 2017

Heads up! Today's subject is rare. It's limited-edition, and Bert's Better Beers has less than a case of it in stock, so you might want to be there...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Some samples from Belgium and beyond

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Aug 29, 2017

Wrapping up some beery loose ends

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: More beer and ale, in the Belgian style

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Aug 22, 2017

I have been writing a bit about Belgian ales recently and when one is searching for craft beers in general, and Belgian ales in particular, one of...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A jazzy abbey-style, and a peek at October

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Aug 16, 2017

An Abbey-style ale from California, and a preview of Oktoberfest

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A mix brought to you by Sam and friends

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Aug 2, 2017

This just in: Sam Adams has just released the American Dream Collaboration Pack of beers. It was accomplished by teaming up with five craft breweries...

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Tasting Notes with JIm Beauregard: A Belgian Tripel from north of the border

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jul 25, 2017

Last week, we began to look at Belgian-style Tripel ales, and this week we continue the trend. I've chosen to take a look at Tripels for a number of...

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Travel & Tourism

Example blog post alt Ice Castle returns to Lincoln with plans to move to permanent site in North Woodstock next year
Example blog post alt Weekend Highlights: Dec. 9-10, 2017