THIS WEEKEND: The annual Sales Tax Holiday is a great time to support local #SmallBiz

THIS WEEKEND: The annual Sales Tax Holiday is a great time to support local #SmallBiz. Shop safely by wearing a mask & social distancing, or take advantage of online ordering & curbside pickup. #MaskUpMA #BuyInMA FAQs: #MyLocalMA

Savour-Summer Virtual Grand Wine Tasting Advisory



What + When + Where + Why:

Welcoming wine-lovers to our first Savour-Summer Virtual Grand Wine Tasting, spanning two weeks….August 14th to August 31st, at a time, in a place of your choosing.

We believe we have produced the safest, enjoyable shopping experience, providing insightful, essential information to confidently make informed purchasing decisions…a new way to engage our bi-annual Spring-Summer & Fall-Winter Grand Wine Tasting events… virtually.


Nine Representatives from New England’s leading wine distributors recognized for their well-crafted wine portfolios – curated & compiled from old & new world acclaimed vintners – have each selected five wines themed especially for summer into fall drinking.

View + Read:

Each Rep has produced a crisp video presenting their value-laden selections accompanied by wine description sheets, & wine “tech” sheets available to preview and download.
Providing guests guidance to smoothly and efficiently navigate the tasting.



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Word of Beauport Cocktails Is Widespread

We blogged recently about our short staycation at the Beauport Hotel, and my posts about that visit included a “Margarita Monday” shot of the Beauport’s Baya Dulce margarita. This margarita so enchanted a college friend (now living in Colorado) that she contacted the Beauport for some guidance on how to prepare the same recipe for her own enjoyment. Gail, a bartender at the Beauport, obliged so Kristin made her own 2020 version of the Beauport’s Baya Dulce. As Concierge Bob stated, imitation is a sincere form of flattery. Never mind baking bread.  I’m all for exporing new cocktail recipes! Here’s Kristin’s:


Outstanding, right? Company came to town and I wanted to share this story with Beauport staff so we stopped for lunch and Baya Dulces. Baked haddock, blackened shrimp tacos, chicken sandwich and blue cheese burger……..oh, so wonderful! Special thanks to Concierge Bob and Gail for taking the time to talk to us and allowing us to share the story. 

Get the Power – and Make a Difference

Cape Ann Home

Last week, one of our employees, Carole Denapoli, found out about a campaign to help an elderly resident of Woburn. After talking to Atlantic Power Cleaning’s owner, Sean Coakley, they knew they had to jump in and help out.

Gloria is lovely older woman whose house was found to be in a deteriorating state. When sparks shot out of her light fixture, she went to a neighbor for help and was given the name of electrician John Kinney. After John fixed her immediate electrical hazards and got her lights back on, he noticed just how bad the situation was – poor electrical throughout the home, her refrigerator was plugged into an extension cord, no stove, broken kitchen sink, gutters falling off the house, and critters getting into the house. Gloria has no family, and her money is very tight. John put out a call to action to any skilled workers…

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