[1] Prosecco is an ideal summer wine. It is made in both traditional white and rosé varieties; we prefer rose every time (photos #1, #2 and #4 © Guinigi Wines). [2] Some people like the old-style “sherbet Champagne” glasses instead of flutes; but the wide surface area enables the bubbles to escape more quickly. [3] […]

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There are a few cheeses that can turn a cheese plate into edible art. One of these is Port Wine Derby, a smooth, creamy Derby cheese marbled with an infusion of Port wine to create an exquisite deep purple pattern. The color and sweet blackcurrant undertones come from the Port wine, which is added to […]

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The second Saturday of June (tomorrow) is National Rosé Day. For some serious eating and some food fun, how about Rosé Can Chicken? Here’s a more elegant version of Beer Can Chicken from D’Artagnan, purveyor of fine foods (photo #1). The sauce is made with a glass of rosé.     ABOUT BEER CAN CHICKEN […]

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What are you doing this Saturday? It’s National Rosé Day, held on the second Saturday in June. We have an idea: Have a rosé tasting party. The pink wine is just right for warmer weather. You can host the entire event, or invite friends to BYO get-together. Here’s how to host a rosé tasting. Here […]

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Par For The Course wine for a golfer (photo © Argaux).   How about a golf wine gift for your favorite linksman (or linkswoman)? Argaux, a wine website founded by two golf-loving sommeliers, has the bottle for you. Called Par Fore The Course, each bottle of this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is packaged with: 2 […]

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[1] One of the best Silvaner wines from Germany (photo © Shop Banquet). [2] Sylvaner is delicious with antipasto, cheese and olives, among many other foods noted below (photo © Vermont Creamery). [3] The best Sylvaner from Alsace—the region spells the wine with a “y” instead of the “i” used in Germany (photo © Domaine […]

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For a Mother’s Day homemade treat that doesn’t involve turning on the stove or the oven, how about some strawberry and rosé ice pops? This recipe, from Teresa Barajas, was sent to us by the California Strawberry Commission. Fun and refreshing, the ice pops are infused with rosé wine (photo #1). There is no added sugar. […]

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[1] Slow cooker mulled wine. The recipe is below (recipe and photos #1 and #2 © Hello Fresh). [2] It takes just 90 minutes in a slow cooker. [3] If you have stemmed glasses, by all means use them (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash).   March 3rd is National Mulled Wine Day. Where we […]

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Rosé wine consumption has exploded in the U.S. over the past several years. The wine has been growing and growing in popularity, replacing that “glass of white wine” in the hearts and hands of people who used to always sip on Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.     THE POPULARITY OF ROSÉ In fact, rosé outsells […]

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