There And Back Again, part two

I was so busy tossing furniture around in the Copley Plaza’s Oak Room the other day that I completely forgot about one very satisfying wine experience while in Boston. (Note to Boston PD: the preceding sentence’s reference to damage in the Oak Room is a figure of speech. No faux antiques were injured in the aforementioned dramatic […]

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There And Back Again, part one

At the end of J. R. R. Tolkien’s two major works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the main characters return to their idyllic homes in The Shire, glad and content to be back where life is good, and the goodness of life is abundant. I feel the same way whenever I return […]

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Hope Springs Eternal

The best way for restaurants to make money from their wine lists is to charge less. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, and to some restauranteurs it’s a mix of lunacy and stupidity, but it makes complete sense. If wine is more affordable, people will be more inclined to drink it. If, when new guests are seated, they […]

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