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Tasting Etiquette: How Not to be a Wine Snob
I am a fairly seasoned wine taster. I
haven’t been to Italy or Napa Valley yet,
but I have been to wineries in several other
places, including Texas, Maine, New
York and Canada. Wine tasting is one of
my favorite activities and I generally find
it very enjo...

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New post about Girl Scout pairings with wine, beer & spirits.

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New Post: Thin Mints & Wine
NOTE: The Hippo has changed how they are doing some things, so some of you Concord area people may not see all of my columns. I am going to do my best to upload them when they are out so you can still read them.  I realize they have been out for a few weeks...

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Newfound Lake Vineyards Open for First Official Season
I’m happy to report that
there is a new winery officially open in New Hampshire: Newfound Lake Vineyards
in Bristol. As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit the beautiful Newfound
Lake area, here is one more. Owner Heidi von Gotz Cogean
held a soft open...

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Hermit Woods Winery's Uncorking
I am a huge fan of New
Hampshire wineries so it is always a pleasure to see them grow and prosper. We
have already seen LaBelle Winery move into a beautiful new facility in Amherst,
which has allowed them to expand not only their space, but offerings, wine

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Maple Season: Wine & Spirits Made With Maple
(I am a few weeks late sharing this column from the Hippo. But the good news is you can enjoy these maple products past maple season). It is maple syrup season here in New
Hampshire and many sugarhouses recently participated in open house weekend.
With the ...

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Four Guys and Some Beer: The Able Ebenezer Brewing Company
When four guys decided to get
together and start their own brewery, the Able Ebenezer Brewing Company was
born. That might sound like a huge risk, and no doubt it is, but thankfully,
they have the brews to back it up. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to at...

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Gift Guide: NH Wines for Everyone on Your List
Wine is a great holiday gift, especially when it comes from a New
Hampshire winery and supports local businesses. Here are some suggestions sure
to please every wine lover on your list. Coffin Cellars in Webster makes an Apple Wine that celebrates one of

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3rd Annual Lakes Region Barrel Tasting Weekend
This past weekend was one of
my favorite events: the third annual Lakes Region Barrel Tasting weekend at
seven wineries. This gives guests an opportunity to meet the winemakers, take a
tour of their winery and taste wines right from the barrel or tank befor...

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Thanksgiving Wines
This week one of the most
indulgent days for many of us of the year arrives: Thanksgiving. No table is
complete without a couple bottles of wine, with red and white choices to keep
everyone happy. But you don’t have to stick to those alone.  There are some ...
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