[1] Savino automatically seals and unseals your wine, so every glass is fresh. [2] The patented technology eliminates the need for the pumps, gasses or corks. [3] It’s a wonderful gift for fine wine lovers! (All photos courtesy Savino).   “Best wine saver ever!” exclaim many wine enthusiasts, over the Savino Wine Carafe. We’ve tried […]

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[1] Make a holiday sangria (photo courtesy Stick A Fork. [2] Use leftover wine to poach pears or apples (photo courtesy Sunbasket). [3] Fun wine gift: stylish cans from WineSociety.   A couple of years ago we published a piece called 20 Ways To Use Leftover Wine. Here’s a mini holiday version, with two ways […]

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December 5th is Repeal Day, commemorating the repeal of America’s disastrous era of Prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, importation or transportation of alcoholic beverages, went into effect on January 17, 1920. It ended 13 long years later, on December 5, 1933, when the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th […]

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A few weeks ago, we received a pitch promoting particular wines for International Châteauneuf du Pape day, held on the third Friday in September (today). It inspired us to write about the wine, one of our favorite reds. Châteauneuf-du-Pape (pronounced pop) isn’t a wine common to American wine lists these days. It’s pretty pricey, with […]

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Looking for a new drink for the weekend? We received this sparkling wine cocktail (“winetail”) recipe a few summers ago from Whole Foods Market. Although we have been enjoying it, we never published the recipe.   WHAT’S A WINE COOLER? The ingredients are those you might find in a punch: wine, fruit or fruit juice, […]

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Looking for some summer fun? At the end off a party, instead of opening up new bottles, make a blend of the ends (not dregs*) of existing ones. This idea for party fun (or just-the-two-of-us-at-home fun) was inspired by a memory of college drinking…of a students-and-winos-only sparkling concoction called Cold Duck. What the duck is […]

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[1] Sparkling rosé for Mother’s Day, Pata Negra also has a beautiful bottle (photo courtesy Pata Negra). [2] The different shades of rosé wines depend on the types of grapes and length of skin contact (photo courtesy JotDot). [3] Ditto! (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Riedel’s new Fatto A Mano pink-stemmed rosé glass (photo courtesy […]

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