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Carl Stevens’ Journal

A reporter since 1983, Carl Stevens daily transcribes the beat of the street and the varied rhythms of life in and around Boston. Using poetry, video, or weaving lines around soundbites, Carl tells a story any way he can.

Connoisseurs Corner

Connoisseurs Corner


Latest trends in food, wine, spirits, hops and culinary events, plus the hottest places to drink & dine in town from WBZ's Jordan Rich.

  • The Ultimate Wine Chill

    August 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about how salt can improve your wine's chill factor.
  • Quick Ways To Chill Wine

    August 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about how to chill that wine quickly.
  • Air And Wine

    August 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about how air is wine's worst enemy.
  • Chilling Wines

    August 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about great ways to chill wine.
  • Opened Bottles Of Wine

    August 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about how long wine lasts after being opened.
  • @WineWiseGuy

    August 9, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about his latest project with Details Magazine.
  • More About The Moth

    August 9, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about Anthony's participation in The Moth.
  • Wines In The Wine Cellar

    August 9, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about how many wines to keep in the wine cellar.
  • The Poor Man's Wine

    August 9, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about Prosecco.
  • The Moth

    August 9, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about the art of storytelling.
  • Summer Drinks

    August 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about The Tecate Dressed.
  • More Seafood Finds

    August 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about more great places to get seafood.
  • More Summer Drinks

    August 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about great drinks to discover.
  • What Pairs With What?

    August 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about pairing sauces and vegetables with fish.
  • Seafood Finds

    August 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about great places for seafood.
  • Exotic Seafood

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about the more exotic seafoods.
  • All About Seafood

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about Boston's seafood.
  • 8/10 Bar and Grille

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the 8/10 Bar and Grille offerings.
  • What Pairs With What Fish

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about throwing together a great summer fish dish.
  • Clam Bakes

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about the good old fashioned clam bake.
  • Food Trucks

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the grilled cheese truck.
  • Western Mass

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about great spots in Western Massachusetts.
  • Grilling Fish

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about different ways to grill fish.
  • Grilling Fruit

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about great fruits to grill.
  • The Local

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about The Local restaurant.
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Carl Stevens’ Journal: Ode To The Twinkie

Twinkies are back under a restructured Hostess Company.

07/15/2013

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Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem From A Boston Snob

Boston is ranked third as “America’s Snobbiest City,“ according to Travel and Leisure Magazine. Here’s a poem to clarify why.

07/02/2013

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem On The End Of The Celtics Run

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens wrote a poem about the end of the Boston Celtics run with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

06/28/2013

(Credit: WBZ's Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Meet The Man Who Mows Mass. Pike’s Steepest Hills

One man who has a very challenging job is the Department of Transportation worker who mows a very steep patch of grass – the incline next to the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound at Newton Corner.

06/21/2013

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem For The Miracle On Causeway Street

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens wrote a poem about the Bruins miracle win in Game 7 Monday night.

05/14/2013

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem For Victims, Survivors, First Responders

Carl Stevens wrote a tribute to the Boston Marathon bombings victims, survivors, and the first responders who risked their lives.

04/22/2013

Mayor Menino reads Make Way For Ducklings. (Photo Credit: Bernice Corpuz)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem To Boston’s Mayor

Mayor Tom Menino will not seek re-election when his term expires.

03/28/2013

(Photo by Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: What Went Wrong With Red Sox?

The 2012 baseball season is over at Fenway Park.

10/03/2012

Apples at New England Apple Products in Leominster. (CBS)

Apple Supply Down, Prices Up This Fall

Apples and apple cider will likely cost you more this fall.

10/02/2012

(credit: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens Journal: College Furniture

College students have moved in and many have already bought furniture. But there’s still plenty left. Carl Stevens reports.

09/15/2012

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