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  • Vincent: Chardonnay: Still number one

    Vincent: Chardonnay: Still number one

    If you are a regular consumer of wine or even an aficionado of it, you may know that some folks subscribe to the philosophy of ABC, which stands for “Anything But Chardonnay.”Where did that come...

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  • The Beer Nut: New mixed packs offered by Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams breweries

    The Beer Nut: New mixed packs offered by Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams breweries

    Two of the largest craft breweries in the country have come out with very different, but equally interesting, mixed 12 packs.Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) released the American Lager Pack,...

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  • Former Guinness master brewer brings expertise to Wachusett

    Former Guinness master brewer brings expertise to Wachusett

    WESTMINSTER – For years, first as an apprentice brewer and then as a master brewer at Guinness, Fergal Murray brewed one beer – the most famous stout of all.Last week, Murray, now a consultant in...

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  • The Beer Nut: Spencer Brewery kicks off new fruit series with Peach Saison

    The Beer Nut: Spencer Brewery kicks off new fruit series with Peach Saison

    Since they opened in 2014, Spencer Brewery, the only certified Trappist brewery outside of Europe, has been brewing beer styles not typically associated with Trappist breweries.On Feb. 12, the...

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  • The Beer Nut: Mother Earth, Commonweatlh Brewing debut in Mass.

    The Beer Nut: Mother Earth, Commonweatlh Brewing debut in Mass.

    On Monday, Green Flash Brewing Company of California announced it was pulling its beers (Green Flash and Alpine Brewing Company) out of the state, but two more breweries are taking its place.This...

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  • THE BEER NUT: Springdale breaks into 'vintage vault'

    THE BEER NUT: Springdale breaks into 'vintage vault'

    It’s always fun to celebrate a first birthday.The Springdale by Jack’s Abby Barrel Room will be celebrating its first birthday with a party at its Clinton Street brewery on Jan. 26 beginning at 4...

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  • The Golden Nutties: The best of the best in beer

    The Golden Nutties: The best of the best in beer

    Boys and girls, it’s finally here, what you’ve been waiting for since last year. That’s right, it’s time for the third annual Golden Nutties, a look at the best in Bay State beer in 2017.Just a...

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  • The Beer Nut: Other nut checks out Wachusett's Brew Yard

    The Beer Nut: Other nut checks out Wachusett's Brew Yard

    Norman Miller had a flat tire Tuesday morning and couldn't file his Beer Nut column. As far as I can remember, this is the first time he's missed a deadline in 11 years, so as the longtime editor...

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  • THE BEER NUT: Wachusett brings the Brew Yard inside

    THE BEER NUT: Wachusett brings the Brew Yard inside

    On the heels of the opening last summer of its outdoor Brew Yard, Wachusett Brewing Company in Westminster has continued its efforts to make itself a destination for beer lovers.This past...

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  • Jennie Geisler: Food gifts come from the heart

    Jennie Geisler: Food gifts come from the heart

    As much as I love Christmas shopping (online only, from my favorite chair, beverage within reach, preferably wearing pajamas), I would rather play around in the kitchen and fill baskets with...

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  • THE BEER NUT: Framingham's Springdale to begin distributing cans, bottles

    THE BEER NUT: Framingham's Springdale to begin distributing cans, bottles

    FRAMINGHAM – For more than a year, if you wanted your favorite Springdale by Jack’s Abby beer, you had to go the Clinton Street taproom and drink it at the barrel room.That’s about to change....

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  • THE BEER NUT: Gifts for the beer geek in your life

    THE BEER NUT: Gifts for the beer geek in your life

    My first paying job was playing Santa Claus at a Dunkin Donuts when I was 16, and I gave little screaming kids small bags of Munchkins as a gift.As a trained Santa, I’m going to help you play...

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  • Jennie Geisler: Harvest dinner party promises simple success

    Jennie Geisler: Harvest dinner party promises simple success

    I love having parties. The only reason I don’t have more of them is that no one wants to drive to the middle of nowhere and drink and have to drive home. Oh, and also because from about...

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  • Local breweries take home the gold in international competition

    Local breweries take home the gold in international competition

    John Harvard’s Brewery & Alehouse of Framingham and Cold Harbor Brewing Company of Westborough both took gold medals at the recent Great International Beer, Cider, Mead & Sake Competition.Jack’s...

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  • Jennie Geisler: All is bright when I’m in my kitchen

    Jennie Geisler: All is bright when I’m in my kitchen

    My mother knows a lot about a lot of things. In fact, those scientists who say they’re looking for the “theory of everything” really just need to make a pot of coffee and sit down with her for an...

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  • Jennie Geisler: Your last-minute guide to Thanksgiving dinner success

    Jennie Geisler: Your last-minute guide to Thanksgiving dinner success

    It’s not going to be perfect. Ever. Well, how the heck would I know? I’ve never done it. Nope. Never had to cook Thanksgiving.I’m almost embarrassed to admit that, having been a food writer now...

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  • Turning Thanksgiving leftovers into a scrumptious brunch

    Turning Thanksgiving leftovers into a scrumptious brunch

    Every year after the family has gathered around the dinner table and scarfed down the better part of a 20-pound turkey and all the trimmings, no matter how many people show up, there is always...

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  • Jennie Geisler: You’ll thank yourself for making a T-day game plan

    Jennie Geisler: You’ll thank yourself for making a T-day game plan

    Suddenly, inexplicably, we find ourselves two weeks and a day from Thanksgiving. All that hot weather in October had me in a timeless daze. I almost missed Halloween it was so balmy.(Snort. As if...

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  • 7 juicy facts about cranberries

    7 juicy facts about cranberries

    They’re great with turkey and stuffing, baked in your morning muffin or poured as a delicious and healthy juice. A fixin’ fixture on Thanksgiving tables or strung as Christmas garland, the jolly,...

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  • Jennie Geisler: Traditional flavors make new favorite pie

    Jennie Geisler: Traditional flavors make new favorite pie

    Call me crazy, but pecan pie has never been my favorite. Fruit pies and pumpkin and chocolate cream and cheesecake anything would fill my dessert plate first and then I’d be out of room.This work...

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