Dining and Food Tasting Notes

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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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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Belgian Quads – big and bold for winter

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 21, 2017

We've talked before about the different kinds of Belgian ales: dubbels, tripels, and the heaviest of all, the quadrupels. The Quads are big and dark.

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Jim Beauregard's Tasting Notes: A visit to the Valley of Many Cellars

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 14, 2017

Tracing the deep roots of Valpolicella

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Catching up on some recent beer discoveries

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Feb 7, 2017

This week's Tasting Notes column will consist of ... tasting notes. I've tried a few odds and ends in the beer aisle over the past week, some new,...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: New hops lead to update of Sam Adams' Rebel IPA

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jan 31, 2017

Those of us who have followed and enjoyed the beers emanating from the Boston Brewing Company are long familiar with their Samuel Adams Rebel IPA.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Old World, New World and Pinot Noir

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jan 24, 2017

We've looked at Pinot Noir recently, and I thought I would continue the theme today, mostly due to the fact that a recent trip to the state liquor...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Going Rogue with some Oregon ales

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jan 18, 2017

Going Rogue with two ales from Oregon

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Wines with Spanish accents, French roots

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Jan 3, 2017

Another year, another, well, I don't keep track of how many times I taste and spit, but know that I do it for you.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Enjoy the holidays on a quadrupel note

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Dec 20, 2016

As the end of the year is near, and I wrote about wine for the holidays a few weeks ago, I wanted to say a few words about a nice holiday beer. A...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Samuel Adams spices up its seasonal ales

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Dec 13, 2016

Having threatened to continue writing about Sam Adams' winter collection last week, I mean to make good on that today.

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Samuel Adams is ready with this year's winter ales

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Dec 6, 2016

Sam Adams gets ready for winter, Part 1

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Plan your holiday menu, plan your wine pairings

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Nov 29, 2016

Season's greetings, everyone! We are in the holiday season, and it's time to think about wine for the holidays. People who do this professionally at...

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: Henry VIII didn't have hops ... and here's why

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Nov 9, 2016

What's dry-hopping beer, and why would a brewer do it?

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A classic Bordeaux from California

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Nov 1, 2016

A classic Bordeaux blend from California

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Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A cool-weather favorite: Cabernet Franc

By JIM BEAUREGARD

Oct 25, 2016

Little by little it's getting colder, and for many wine lovers that means thinking about making the turn from the lighter wines of summer.

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