[1] A refreshing glass of Blue Basil Wild Tonic (all photos © Wild Tonic). [2] In addition to 16-ounce bottles, there are 12-ounce cans. [3] Hard Blueberry Mint. [4] Four varieties of hard jun kombucha have 5.6% A.B.V. (alcohol by volume). [5] The refreshing flavors are like spritzes. [6] Substitute tonic water for Wild Tonic […]

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February 16th is International Syrah Day, a wine that most aficionados place in France’s Rhône Valley* and its wine-making region, called Côtes-du-Rhône. You may be familiar with wines from the Côte Rôtie, Hermitage, and Cornas appellations. The best of the wines, from producers such as Chapoutier, Chave, Domaine Gerin, Guigal, Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Saint Cosme, […]

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[1] Orange and almonds are a great pairing in this Mediterranean-style cake, which uses extra virgin olive oil instead of butter (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Discover California Wines). [2] Check out different wine and cake pairings in this article. [3] To share this cake with guests, offer coffee and tea in addition to […]

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Something different to reflect upon on Valentine’s Day: cocoa bitters. Artisan chocolate bitters have been around for a while, but now category leader ANGOSTURA® has launched Cocoa Bitters. They join a lineup that includes the original Aromatic Bitters and Orange Bitters. And Cocoa Bitters are not just for cocktails. Add them to your morning cup […]

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[1] PigOut® Pigless Pork Rinds are a plant-based, vegan alternative, and just as crunchy and satisfying as the pig version (all photos © Outstanding Foods). [2] A fun snack with no greasy fingers: these Porkless Rinds are baked, not fried. [3] Want a crunchy garnish? Crumbled PigOut is great on mac and cheese, other pasta […]

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[1] A delicious winter sangria made with the season’s blood oranges (photo © Salt And Wind). [2] There are three varieties of blood orange. This is the rosiest, the Moro (photo © Gelson’s Markets). [3] The Tarocco variety is less rosy, but just as delicious (photos #2 and #3 © Good Eggs). [4] Blood oranges […]

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