Articles Tagged: Red Wine

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SKYY Holiday Cocktails

‘Tis the Season to Eat, Drink and Be Merry! These cocktails from SKYY Infusions do well for the “drink” part of the equation, leaving your guest all the more merry. We even have some suggestions for the “eat” part.

Candy Cane Swirl

The Candy Cane Swirl is designed to add a simple, yet festive element to your larger holiday parties, utilizing familiar ingredients easily mixed in larger quantities.

Ingredients

    1 oz SKYY Infusions Raspberry
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Resveratrol Supplements Instead of Red Wine?

We’ve been hearing for a while now that red wine is good for our health. And resveratrol is the name of the compound that supposedly wields these healing powers.

You may have seen ads online or spam in your inbox hawking resveratrol in pill form. (Although, I’d prefer it in the form of a glass of red wine.)

Naturally, drug companies want in on the action. GlaxoSmithKline has paid $720 million for rights to resveratrol … Read more

TnE Red Wine: Just Add Water

Are you going camping or hiking? Are you going to space?

If the answer to either of these questions is “yes,” then Trek’n Eat has the product for you: powdered wine.

This red wine can be easily toted in its lightweight dry form. Add water and you have wine with 8.2% alcohol content.

You adventurous types out there will have to let me know how it is. I’m sticking with the non-dehydrated stuff.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for a Father’s Day gift that is both thoughtful and quick?

These picks are unique liquors that stand out among other spirits of the same type. What better way to show Dad that you think he’s one of a kind.

I’ve included multiple price ranges, but these were chosen for their taste and not their price tag.

Here are a few liquor picks for the discerning Dad on your gift-shopping list:… Read more

Single-Malt Scotch:
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Etude 2005 Merlot

The movie Sideways maligned merlot and praised pinot noir — and that had a very real effect on the wine market for the last few years.

So it’s funny that one of the best California merlot producers is a winery known for its remarkable pinot noir.

Etude Winery out of the Sonoma Valley is a maker of rich and luxurious wines. As an estate winery, they grow all their own grapes and are a firm … Read more

International Wine Picks (and Win Free Wine!)

I sampled wines from around the world at a Bottlenotes tasting at Crushpad in San Francisco a few days ago. I’ve narrowed down my favorites from the evening, to help you add some global flair to your wine rack.

To further help you add to your wine collection, Drink of the Week is giving away a gift card for the Bottlenotes online wine store and a free wine guidebook!

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Cooking with Booze, Holiday Edition

Liquor and wine are a big part of many holiday dishes. Here are some of the most delicious recipes I could find that get a boost from the bottle and could be a part of your special holiday meal. Enjoy!

Starters

Sweet Potato Bourbon Soup
Drunken Crab Bisque
Roasted Beet and Smoked Sturgeon Salad with Vodka Vinaigrette

Meats

Grilled Molasses and Rum-Glazed Fresh Ham
Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket
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Spiced Tea Holiday Punch

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The holidays are time for gatherings and warmth … and a little booze. This spiced punch can be served hot or cold. It’s a tasty way to welcome guests and stay warm.

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Holiday Affordable Wine Pick: Rosso & Bianco

During the holiday season, money’s tight. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have the good stuff … or give the good stuff.

Rosso & Bianco has some solid offerings for $12 a bottle. (I got mine at the tasting room, and it was $11 there.)

You can feel comfortable bringing this wine as a host or holiday gift or serving it at your holiday gathering.

The 2006 Pinot Grigio is a light and fruity white, … Read more

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