Colleen Arruda

Corks and Rec: Wines to take you from September scorchers to fall’s first frost

As the proverbial sun sets on summer in New England, there’s a certain calm in the air. The rhythmic “thwap” of damp towels swaying in the breeze while slung over decks and porch ledges will soon be replaced with the sounds of school buses motoring by and “Happy Halloween!” being sung in unison door to […]

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Why Not Drink About It? Our expert weighs in the perfect wines to fill your glass this fall

Have you ever truly thought about how fortunate we are to have a variety of seasons? Sure, shoveling the driveway isn’t on the top of anyone’s to-do list, but we all look at the first serene snowfall from our frosted-up windows the same way. Likewise, while no one is likely to revel in beach traffic, […]

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Unwined from Seasonal Stress: Don’t miss these must-try selections for everyone your list

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me the older I get, the shorter the window of time between Thanksgiving and the gift giving holidays. Running around grabbing gifts for friends, family, office parties and holiday party hosts can be a daunting and overwhelming thing to do when you’re in a time crunch. […]

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