Living: Vino Veritas

A taste of class in Mass.

You might enjoy this Spanish Rioja, Principe Rio '75. The 1980 Vouvray has good nose and body and a fair price, $4.75, and the Duvino '79 from Northern Italy is a modest red, well worth $2.95 . . . At last, wine tasting with a difference. These oenological odysseys are conducted not in a living room but in well-stocked liquor stores in Cambridge and Newton, Mass. Like many other wine and spirits stores catering to upper-income Bay Staters, they are taking advantage of a new Massachusetts law that permits retailers to let prospective customers sample...

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