Author Archives: htessitore


This Month’s Mission: Try a New Red Blend

At the beginning of January I encouraged all of you to try a new grape varietal in 2016. I was so impressed with everyone's open mindedness that I thought I […]



Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day

I think it's safe to say that this is most everyone's favorite weekend of the year. Especially when the two best holidays fall on back-to-back days of each other!

Men, […]



Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom… we’re still open!

We are open during the storm!
While none of the local teams are in the Big Game, it is still a great excuse to have people over. We are going […]



Abramo with new Sicilians and… Football!

Happy Championship Game weekend. I was very happy to see how many of you actually listened to me and came in to try new grape varietals last weekend. Now if […]



Jeff’s New Year’s Challenge: Try a new Grape!

This time of year, it seems everyone is making a New Year's Resolution. Usually it revolves around losing weight, or being nicer to people, or cooking at home more often. […]



SuperBowl packs on their way

As a New York Jets fan living in New England, I have not had too many fond memories over the first 42 years of my existence. As we all know, […]



Rivalry Weekend and Great Wines

This time of year is always a blast. By now we have worked ourselves out of the food coma from Thanksgiving and we have gift giving and family gatherings to […]



Thanksgiving Selections at Wakefield Liquors

Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite times of the year. The family I haven't seen recently, the food that I never cook for myself, and of course, the wine! […]



Awesome Pinots and Austrian Winemakers

While it doesn't feel like Fall outside, there are only two weekends after this until Thanksgiving. To kick off the wine-to-pair with turkey season, we begin with a great lineup.

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Octoberfest, Austrian-style on Fri, Bully Boy Distillery on Sat

Well, it's taken almost a month to put the main room back together after repairing the ceiling but the work is finally done. (There are still some shades and a new […]