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Richard Auffrey
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Food, wine, sake, and spirits writer & educator
Food, wine, sake, and spirits writer & educator

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Boston Wine Expo: An Overview
Last year, 13 of the 42 wines on my annual Top Ten Wine lists were tasted at the 2016   Boston Wine Expo . The  2017   Boston Wine Expo  took place last weekend and how many of the wines I tasted there will end up on my year-end Top Ten lists for 2017? I su...

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Thursday Sips & Nibbles
I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles , my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events. ******************************************************** 1)  On Tuesday, February 28, from 6:30pm–9p.m, the...

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A New Chef At Committee Makes His Mark
Last fall, one of my favorite restaurants,  Committee , started off the fall season of their monthly wine dinners highlighting the cuisine and wines of the island of Cyprus . I previously wrote that the waters surrounding Cyprus were " ...said to have once ...

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Rant: The Boston Wine Expo Wine's I Disliked
This past weekend, I spent two days sampling wines, spirits, and food at the Boston Wine Expo , tasting about 175 wines and spirits. That might seem like a lot, but you also have to note that it means I didn't taste over 1600 wines and spirits. I tasted a f...

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Island Creek Oyster Bar: The Catch of Burlington
As the number of new restaurants in Burlington continues to rise, one of the hottest new additions is the   Island Creek Oyster Bar , located near the Burlington Mall in The District complex. Similar in many respects to the original Kenmore location, this I...

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Thursday Sips & Nibbles
I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles , my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events. ******************************************************** 1) Cook , located in the heart of Newton, is featu...

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Quincy: The Townshend, Zef Cicchetti & 16C (Part 3)
From Spanish Whiskey to Sangria, Chestnut Ravioli to a Chocolate Snowball, my recent culinary trek to Quincy included three other delicious destinations,  The Townshend , Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar , and  16C . Kerry Byrne  (a Quincy native, food writer for th...

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Rant: We Need More Specialized Restaurants
Do Boston restaurants work too hard to please everyone? Let's begin with some interesting statistics and comparisons. In Boston , which has an approximate population of 646K, there are about 4150 restaurants, which roughly works out to 1 restaurant per 146 ...

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Quincy: The Impressive Fuji At West (Part 2)
Japanese cuisine can be delicious and beautiful, a sublime melange of fresh ingredients and savory umami. On my recent culinary trek to Quincy , Kerry Byrne (a Quincy native, food writer for the Boston Herald , and the owner of KJB Trending Hospitality ), a...
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