Swiss Wines Make a Move

Swiss winemakers are eyeing the New York market. Several from the Canton of Vaud in western Switzerland, encompassing the city of Lausanne, are seeing to it that wine shops and restaurants are selling their wines. Among the notable bottles to look for are whites made with chasselas grapes, sometimes called fendant. The grape is native…

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Sleek and Subtle Chocolates

A notable characteristic of Goodnow Farms Chocolate bars is their sleek subtlety. New flavor combinations, like a dark chocolate spiced apple cider bar, are about nuance, not boldness. Each of the single-origin bars, with chocolate from farms in Central and South America, has its own character. The family-owned company, on a 225-year-old farm in Sudbury,…

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Brisket for Brünnhilde

Trade the magic Tarnhelm for a Stetson. On Site Opera, a company that interprets operas in nontraditional venues, takes “The Ring” to Texas as a country-and-western tale, complete with Siegfried, the Rhinestone cowboy, in “Das Barbecü.” The production, with music by Scott Warrender riffing on Richard Wagner’s themes, lyrics by Jim Luigs and a cast…

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