WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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food & wine "splurge a bit for New Year's " perfect occasion to open the very best bottles of wine, both sparkling and still. This is an occasion to splurge and open a bottle of wine from the high end of a familiar category. In my home, this means a fantastic California Pinot Noir from producers like Kosta Browne, Sea Smoke, or Radio-Coteau. New Year's is also, of course, a time for bubbles. It's a perfect time to seek out a bottle that costs less with higher quality than the big brands. As Mike O'Connell Jr. observes, "Most ANTONEL / DREAMSTIME.COM people like to splurge a bit for New Year's and buy a really nice bottle of bubbles. The biggest mistake they make is waiting until the ball drops to pop the cork. By midnight, you've probably already had a few cocktails or glasses of wine and that special bottle won't be appreciated. My advice is to plan on serving the good stuff with a first course like caviar or oysters when you can really enjoy it. Then buy some Your body isn't a do-it-yourself project Get maximum results inexpensive Cava or Prosecco to open at in minimum time with midnight. If it sprays around the living room, your own personal that's okay. Try breaking away from the big training pro. names and ask your wine guy or gal for a grower's Champagne. You won't see the bottle in the next James Bond film but you'll be getting a better bang for your buck." Austin Moran recommends thinking outside the box when selecting sparkling wines We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 2 Sessions for $89* The Personal Training Centers Wellesley • Newton Needham • Wayland Wellesley – 781.235.2262 Newton – 617.796.8808 Needham – 781.455.1121 Wayland – 508.358.9160 for New Year's celebrations. There are some absolutely delicious options that may not be household names. A couple of world-class Champagnes to consider are Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé and Pol Roger Brut. one2onebodyscapes.com *new clients only Put a Bow on It Perhaps more than any situation, traditional 182

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