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Downton Sundays: The Dubonnet Cocktail

In Beverages, Cocktails, Downton Sundays On January 3, 2016 0 Comments

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Or so the saying goes. Today marks the start of the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey. If that ain’t… Read More »

Achievable New Year’s Resolutions: Sandeman Sparkler

In Beverages, Cocktails, Wine On December 31, 2015 0 Comments

Happy New Year! It’s time to hide the old so you can start purchasing the new. It’s also time to ignore the foibles of 2015 and create a… Read More »

The French #Winophiles – Champagne Everyday

In Beverages, The French Winophiles, Wine On December 19, 2015 5 Comments

“My French grandmother passed this tip down to me osmotically: you should always have a “just-in-case” bottle of Champagne on hand waiting around. In case of joy, you… Read More »

Moroccan Around the Christmas Tree

In Around the World, Beverages, Books, Entrees, Food, Wine On December 17, 2015 1 Comment

Moroccan around the Christmas Tree at the Christy party house. Pour some spicy sauce over couscous grains and you’ll please even a mouse. Tangy yet sweet, it can’t… Read More »

#WinePW – Champagne & Caviar Dreams

In Appetizers, Beverages, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On December 11, 2015 13 Comments

Everyone knows size matters. But when it comes to champagne, tiny makes me happy. What can I say? It’s the little things in life that can make an ordinary… Read More »

The French #Winophiles – Bordeaux by way of Burgundy

In Beverages, The French Winophiles, Wine On November 20, 2015 6 Comments

Looking for great value and impressive wines? The French Winophiles are virtually touring the region of Bordeaux, France and sharing our favorite wine selections. Bordeaux is located off… Read More »

#ParisCocktails – The Frenchie

In Beverages, Cocktails On November 19, 2015 1 Comment

“I drink to make other people more interesting.” Ernest Hemmingway The holiday craze has begun. There are cocktails to be made (consumed) and hostess gifts to be bought. “Paris… Read More »

#WinePW – Parisien Roast Turkey

In Beverages, Entrees, Food, Sides, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On November 18, 2015 1 Comment

My brain feels like it has 2,500 browser tabs open and an equal amount of emotions. The attacks on Paris hit close to home. A local restauranteurs niece… Read More »

Holiday Entertaining: Four Roses Bourbon Breaker Punch

In Beverages, Cocktails On November 12, 2015 0 Comments

The secret to stress-free entertaining is punch. Seriously. Punches are great for entertaining – they can be made ahead of time and guests can serve themselves, which leaves you… Read More »

#ItalianFWT – Valle d’Aosta Fonduta & Wine

In #ItalianFWT, Appetizers, Beverages, Food, Wine On November 6, 2015 8 Comments

Wine is frequently an enigma wrapped in a conundrum. You may find yourself drinking an Italian wine with a French label, wondering if you somehow screwed up your… Read More »