The Magical Wine Shop – A Blog Review

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in In The News | 0 comments

The Magical Wine Shop – A Blog Review

The Magical Wine Shop BY PUT THAT IN MY FACE ON MARCH 9, 2013 Since moving to Maine three years ago, there have been some lonely days. And there have been some really wonderful days. I think it’s inevitable to miss home. The places. The faces. The smells. There is something about Boston that just fills me up inside. Now that I visit Boston only on rare occasion, I have searched Portland for trinkets that make me feel like home. Small tokens that brighten up my day. Give me a little boost. A couple of years ago, I found a place that has yet to...

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What’s a Retailer? Not Just Someone Who Sells Wine | The Portland Press Herald

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in In The News | 0 comments

What’s a Retailer? Not Just Someone Who Sells Wine | The Portland Press Herald

By Joe Appel I haven’t been sleeping well at night recently. It’s probably the wine. It could be the coffee, too – damn you, Speckled Ax and Tandem – which is why I’m off alcohol and caffeine for a while. I’m writing on Day 5, you’ll read this on Day 10. Unfortunately, sleep has been smooth the past few nights. I’ll re-introduce one of the drugs in a few days, then take it back out and try the other, and see which is responsible. After that, I may blow my brains out. This is what’s known as “the...

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Economy’s Down, but Celebrating’s Not Out | The Portland Press Herald

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in In The News | 0 comments

Economy’s Down, but Celebrating’s Not Out | The Portland Press Herald

by JOHN RICHARDSON The expensive champagne might not flow so freely this year, but those preparing local New Year’s parties said people seem in no mood to pass up the celebration entirely. ”People are aware of the economy, but they still need to give themselves a way to celebrate and hope the New Year brings something else,” said Deborah Roberts, director of sales and marketing at the Eastland Park Hotel in Portland. The Eastland has added complimentary live music and appetizers in its lobby lounge this year, Roberts said,...

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Connoisseur with a Common Touch | The Portland Press Herald

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in In The News | 0 comments

Connoisseur with a Common Touch | The Portland Press Herald

by Meredith Goad He has a fancy name and a fancy job, but Jacques de Villier is anything but fancy. And that’s the way his customers like it. The owner of Old Port Wine Merchants on Commercial Street can’t hide his disdain for wine snobs who look down their noses at people who prefer to drink, say, white zinfandel. That’s a value judgment, he says. You don’t look down on someone because they like cookie dough ice cream instead of some other flavor, do you? ”If you like white zin, we’re going to treat you...

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