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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

Ron Swanson Visits a Molecular Mixology Bar

Stick with it, totally worth it.

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Edible Cocktails – Literary Monday

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Natalie Bovis, known as the Liquid Muse, brings us a cocktail book brimming with goodness from gardens and fruit trees in Edible Cocktails.  In her tome on drinking your fruits and veggies, Ms. Bovis explores the use of wine, syrups, jams, purees and vinegar as ingredients in the ever burgeoning repertoire of cocktails recipes.  If that weren’t enough, Ms. Bovis teaches you how to use meat, dairy and eggs in your drinks too!  And don’t … Read more

Skinnytinis – Literary Monday

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It’s hard to believe the New Year has started.  All of the fun of November and December have been replaced with the self-loathing and sense of deprivation that January brings.  After over-indulging in the Old Year, you want to start the New Year afresh.  Does this require a cleanse or abstaining from fat, sugar and booze?  Seriously, who wants to give up their booze?  Not me.  But, if you are like most of the girls … Read more

D’usse Cognac VSOP Review

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D’usse Cognac VSOP is the lastest offering from Bacardi’s Chateau de Cognac, the Cognac house that produces Baron Otard.  This is not your ordinary bottle of Cognac.  It’s producers have gone for a completely different look on the bottle.  It’s a bit gothic, a bit midieval with a double cross on a squat bottle with a glass topper.  It looks pretty bad-ass for a Cognac.  I guess that this is your granddad’s Cognac.  Oh, and … Read more

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