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Gumbo Tales – Literary Monday

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A number of years ago, we ventured down to New Orleans for the early parts of Mardi Gras and a tour of New Orleans drinking spots.  We loved the dog parade but didn’t really love New Orleans.  It wasn’t really what we expected.  I had romantic notions of New Orleans.  I pictured myself sipping cocktails at historic bars and restaurants and gazing upon Mardi Gras parades.  I wasn’t expecting that Bourbon Street would be like … Read more

Mezcal Mai Tai

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There’s a couple of things that I really love. One of which is Mezcal and the other was orgeat syrup. The reserved rum balances this cocktail perfectly and provides this classic gem a whole new dimension. May you imbibe well… Read more

Bulleit 10 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

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Diageo’s small batch, Bulleit Bourbon recently released it’s newest expression, Bulleit 10, a 10 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At a recent event, Founder Tom Bulliet, told the crowd how was able to a 10 year in the Kentucky heat. Using the same distilliate as their classic Frontier Whiskey, Mr. Bulliet hand selects barrels starting at year one, three and six to go towards the 10. Knowing which barrels can withstand the extra years … Read more

Jacob’s Creek Moscato Rose – Wine Wednesday

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  We have selected an almost perfect wine for the holiday!  It’s pink, it’s slightly sweet with notes of grapes, honeysuckle, strawberries and raspberries and it’s bubbly.  The best part is that the wine is well below $10 in most markets in the United States.  What is it, you may ask.  It’s the Jacob’s Creek Moscato Rose.

A few months ago, we joined the folks from Jacob’s Creek and … Read more

The Book Club Cook Book – Literary Monday

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One of my favorite books from 2011 was the Mad Men Cookbook.  I mean, who wouldn’t love the drinking and retro-cool food from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Apparently, one of the authors of the Mad Men Cookbook, Judy Gelman, had an earlier book titled The Book Club Cookbook.  This book was right up my alley.  I love to read.  I love to cook.  I love to drink.  Well, the book had two of out three … Read more

Super Bowl XLVII Drinking Game

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Today in New Orleans the San Francisco 49ers meet the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

Most of us will be rooting with creative food & drink.

So what not play a game during a time out? A drinking game.

We like to keep it simple here at Drink of the Week, so each take one shot (beer, booze, soda, water your choice!) at each of the following:

    The camera finds it’s way to the

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Super Bowl Cocktail Throwdown – San Francisco vs. Baltimore

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Super Bowl XLVII is set between San Francisco and Baltimore. 49ers vs Ravens. San Francisco Bay vs. Chesapeake Bay. Blue Crab vs. Dungeness Crab. So what about drinks? We picked a ‘team’ for each Super Bowl City. Who wins it?

San Francisco

    Pisco Sour – an iconic cocktail that says San Francisco
    Cable Car –  What is more San Francisco. The new classic was created by Tony Abu-Gamin at San Fransisco’s famed Startlight Room, where

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Super Bowl Party Eats

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The Super Bowl is a great excuse to indulge in a little gluttony. I mean most of us have been pretty good since the beginning of the New Year. Why not have a great time on Super Bowl Sunday.

When hosting friends for the Super Bowl, we like setting up a buffet with a number of offerings that satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Here are our top picks for this year’s Super Bowl Buffet:… Read more

A Toast to Bargain Wines – Literary Monday

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I recently picked up a copy of George Taber’s book A Toast to Bargain Wines.  I couldn’t wait to read the book given that I am a big fan of George Tabor’s Judgment of Paris book, as well as budget wine.  This was a book that combined the two of them.  And, I appreciated the fact that Mr. Tabor was going to champion “budget wines” or “bargain wines” as he called them.  Not surprisingly, I … Read more

The Curious World of Wine – Literary Monday

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This week’s Literary Monday pick is a book filled with fun facts about wine.  Most interestingly, the book is authored by Dr. Vine.  Sorry, I just couldn’t resist – a book on wine authored by Vine.  Dr. Vine has been in the world of wine since 1958 and has many fun stories to share with us.  In The Curious World of Wine, we discover the origins of the word “plonk”, along with the origins of … Read more

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