Top 10 wines for 2010

THE RESULTS ARE IN… Here are your Top 10 wines for 2010 as voted by you. As you review the list below, you’ll be stuck by one common theme, price. It is no surprise to any of us, but 2010 was the year of the bargin. Old World classics took a back seat to New […]

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Riedel, it does make a difference!

Have you ever tasted a wine in a restaurant, fell in love with it…but when you tasted it again, it was…..well…..less than spectacular??  You might think to yourself, maybe the food made a difference…..or maybe it was because it was our second bottle…..or maybe I just remembered wrong. I have another option to offer…….maybe it […]

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beaujolais nouveau day!

Beaujolais Nouveau started in 1935, the wines would be rushed to Paris as the first wines of the vintage. Shockingly enough, it became so famous that by the 1970’s it was a national event known as “Beaujolais Nouveau Day”. Beaujolais has close to 4,000 growers and Beaujolais Nouveau makes up almost 50% of the region’s […]

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Halloween Cocktails

Two delicious Halloween cocktails for the little goblin in in each of us… Trick or Treat This Halloween shooter is no trick! Featuring Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice, Malibu Coconut Rum and ABSOLUT Vanilla. Ingredients: 1/2 part ABSOLUT Vanilla 3/4 part Malibu Coconut Rum 3/4 part Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice Directions: Combine ingredients in shaker w/ […]

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Zinger Martini

Bring out the rich flavors of the fall harvest in this Zinger Martini, which captures the golden rich taste of honey and lemon.  Perfect for Fall entertaining. Mix by the glass or pitcher and dazzle your friends. Ingredients: 1/2  part Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur 2     parts lemon flavored vodka such as ABSOLUT Citron splash of […]

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It's pronounced "MEHR – ih – TEJ"!!!

The one phrase that almost always precedes a question about a particular old world wine is “I’m not sure how to pronounce it..”. So here I will try to shed some light on some of terms I hear most commonly mispronounced, and how to say them with confidence! Meritage: A trademarked term used to describe […]

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What does "VALUE" mean?

Value. A word all too common in these dark days. One would almost have try to find a single ad that doesn’t contain it. It’s simply the nature of the common consumer to want the most distance out of their hard earned and increasingly volatile discretionary spending. However, I feel that marketers and businesses (being […]

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