[1] An ideal small Valentine gift: a can of rosé wine (both photos © Bonterra Vineyards). [2] Think Pink!* on Valentine’s Day.   Like many people, we have always given chocolate as a Valentine’s Day gift. It’s the conventional choice, along with red roses. This year we’re going pink, with gifts of rosé wine. Some […]

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Whenever the topic of Champagne comes up, for special occasions, gifting or fizzy cocktails, we like to remind everyone that there are delicious—and less costly—alternatives to Champagne. Consider these more affordable bubblies at half the price or less: Asti Spumante and Prosecco from Italy. Cava from Spain. Crémant from France. Espumante from Portugal. Sekt from […]

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Because Thanksgiving is the American holiday, we always serve American wines. If pour just one white wine and one red wine at Thanksgiving, that’s O.K. But for those who want to up their wine-pairing game, the folks at Cameron Hughes Wine (photo #3) have put together a Thanksgiving food and wine pairing guide and an […]

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[1] Cranberry, pumpkin seeds, spices and a chocolate drizzle (recipe and photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Dried cranberries (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Toasted pumpkin seeds (photo © Simply Recipes).   October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, and The Popcorn Board has created a new recipe to mark the occasion. Loaded with chocolate, […]

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[1] The Roussillon commune produces red, white and rosé wines, plus sweet wines (photo #2) (photo courtesy Wine Goblet). [2] The sweet wines of Roussillon, vins doux naturels, are also available in the “three colors.” They’re often referred to by their initials, VDN, and indicate naturally sweet wines (photo courtesy Vignerons Catalans). [3] Languedoc-Roussillon, an […]

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[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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