WINE: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, A Great Red Wine From Provence

A few weeks ago, we received a pitch promoting particular wines for International Châteauneuf du Pape day, held on the third Friday in September (today). It inspired us to write about the wine, one of our favorite reds. In France, wines are named after their communes (think village or county), departments (think state) or regions.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stone Fruit Sangria

[1] Make sangria with rose and summer’s stone fruits (photo courtesy Saveur). [2] We use San Pellegrino’s Aranciata Rossa, a sparkling blood orange soft drink (photo courtesy San Pellegrino).   We’re at the height of stone fruit season, so what’s with the apples and pears? Make a stone fruit sangria, and make it even more…
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WINE COCKTAIL RECIPE: Pineapple Rosemary Cooler

Looking for a new drink for the weekend? We received this sparkling wine cocktail (“winetail”) recipe a few summers ago from Whole Foods Market. Although we have been enjoying it, we never published the recipe.   WHAT’S A WINE COOLER? The ingredients are those you might find in a punch: wine, fruit or fruit juice,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rosé Wine Ideas For Mother’s Day

[1] Sparkling rosé for Mother’s Day, Pata Negra also has a beautiful bottle (photo courtesy Pata Negra). [2] The different shades of rosé wines depend on the types of grapes and length of skin contact (photo courtesy JotDot). [3] Ditto! (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Riedel’s new Fatto A Mano pink-stemmed rosé glass (photo courtesy…
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