Articles Tagged: wine

Wines To Gift Without Breaking The Bank

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The holidays are here! Today is the second night of Hanukkah with Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner. Plus, don’t forget New Year’s! We know that the rush to buy gifts for family members, friends and co-workers is in full swing. One short week after that, the pressure is on to bring a great bottle of wine to your New Year’s party. These wines are a great answer to your holiday gift giving quandary … Read more

Saladini Pilastri 2009 Rosso Piceno – Wine Wednesday

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Whether planning for a special holiday celebration or a casual weekday dinner, it is always great to find a way to save money on wine. That’s why each Wine Wednesday pick is a wine purchased for $10 or less. Today we are showcasing the Saladini Pilastri 2009 Rosso Piceno which only cost $8.99.

This wine is a blend made from Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes. It has a lovely medium ruby color. There are aromas of … Read more

A Wine Wish List To Make Santa Cry

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With the holidays upon us, it makes me think of Christmas and my wish lists of yore.  It also makes me ponder how my adult list would look.  I thought about it and thought about.  As an avowed oenophile, I decided that my wish list would be filled with amazing wines from around the world. The only drawback to my wishlist is that you might only get them if Santa had a very good year.… Read more

Ciderhouse Sangria

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Ingredients:
1 bottle of Sandeman Founders Reserve Port
24 oz apple cider  
3 oz rye whiskey
1.5 oz maple syrup
2 Granny Smith apples
2 pears

Directions:
Dice apples and pears and set aside. Mix all remaining ingredients together in pitcher. Add in apples and pears. Let sit for at least 8-12 hours (or overnight).

Courtesy of Sandeman Wines.… Read more

France – High/Low Weekend

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This week’s high/low picks come from the famed French wine producing areas of Burgundy and Bordeuax.

You don’t normally associate Burgundy with value. But, believe it or not, this week’s low (value) wine comes from Burgundy and it’s a Bourgogne Rouge with a bit of funk.

I got home from work late and was hungry. Not surprisingly, I had plenty of wine but not so much food. The only thing in my refrigerator was bread … Read more

14 Hands Hot to Trot – Wine Wednesday

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As the warm weather turns cold, I turn my attention to bigger fruity red wines. For some reasons, big red wines brings comfort. Maybe it’s because big red wines go so well with stews and heavy meat dishes, winter staples. I think of it as the macaroni and cheese of the wine world. For some reason, when I drink it, it increases my happiness level, or maybe that’s just the alcohol kicking in.

Believe it … Read more

The House of Taittinger – High/Low Weekend

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Our apologies for getting High/Low Weekend up a bit late, but these suggestions are great for the entire holiday season!

I jokingly tell people that I am a huge fan of anything that sparkles! But, I really love sparkling wine and jewelry (I know, join the long line of women that love those sparklers). Notice that I don’t say I love Champagne but that I love sparkling wine. This is because the world of sparkling … Read more

10 Boozy Ways to Stay Warm

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I don’t know where you are, but where I am it’s damn cold! Here are 10 hot drinks that will warm you up:

    Evening Nectar: Orange vodka is the base for this sweet and lightly spiced hot drink.
    Texan Hot Chocolate: Vodka and orange liqueur help turn the already outstanding hot chocolate into a warm Texas treat.
    Hot Apple Cider: Rum, apple cider and spices … who could ask for anything more?
    Glogg: Swedish hot

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Gruner or Chianti – High/Low Wine Weekend

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By day, I am wine student and spend most of my time studying. By night, I work at a high-end restaurant where I pour amazing wines. While I love wine from all over the world, my passion is for food-friendly wines that serve to enhance the dining experience and what people are eating!

One of my favorite white wines is Gruner Veltliner from Austria. It usually shows stonefruit along with citrus notes and vegetal notes. … Read more

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2011

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With much fanfare, Wine Spectator announced its top 100 wines of 2011. Not surprisingly, the list was dominated by American, Italian and French selections, as well as representations from a number of other countries, such as Spain, South Africa and Australia. The majority of wines were in the $50 to $100 range with the top price topping out at $175 and the lowest at $9. There was a wide variety of varietals and styles.

If … Read more

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