Wine Cooler Vs. Sangria: The Difference & A July 4th Recipe

[1] This “July 4th” wine cooler takes the extra step of cutting apple slices into stars. You can serve the same recipe all summer long with regular apple slices (photo © Daniele Aquino | Real Food Mostly Plants). [2] Find a good, affordable Chardonnay (photo © Boggle Winery). [3] Can’t find rambutan? Substitute lychee (photo…
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Remy Martin X.O. Cognac For Father’s Day

Rémy Martin XO Cognac with a gold plaque that says Happy Father’s Day 2022 (photo © Rémy Martin).   If you’re looking for something luxurious for Father’s Day, and the dad in question is a lover of fine Cognac, here’s an option: The Father’s Day Limited Edition engraved bottle from Rémy Martin. It’s Rémy Martin’s…
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El Luchador Tequila For A Father’s Day Gift

[1] El Luchador tequila, featuring a graphic of the famed Mexican Lucha Libre wrestlers (all photos © El Luchador Tequila). [2] El Luchador Blanco, shown with a Lucha Libre wrestler mask. [3] A Lucha Libre wrestler. They keep their identities a secret.   When we first saw El Luchador tequila, we thought: Great gift! We…
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Pairing Champagne & Barbecue Plus A Free Champagne Course

[1] Brut Champagne, the most popular style in Champagne and among sparkling wines in general, is a dry style, but not as dry as Extra Brut (photos #1, #2, and #4 © Champagne Bureau | Facebook). [2] Rosé Champagne is a delight with any course, and pairs well with fruit-based desserts. [3] Blanc de Blancs…
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Coconut Margarita Recipe For Cinco De Mayo & Mother’s Day

[1] A coconut “Margarita” with a shredded coconut rim (both photos © Koloa Rum). [2] Bottles of Kōloa Coconut Rum. The brand also makes Kauaʻi White, Gold, Dark, Reserve Cask Strength Single-Barrel Aged Hawaiian Rum, Cacao, Coffee, and Spice rums. All are wonderful for home or gifting.   There are many ways to tweak a…
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