TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Great Fruitcake…And The Right Drink To Pair With It

December 27th is National Fruitcake Day. The most maligned food in America is not cilantro. It is fruitcake. Unlike cilantro, which delivers a consistent take-it-or-leave-it flavor, regardless of where it is grown, it is man who has manipulated cheap ingredients and preservatives into frightful fruitcakes. But yes, Virginia, there is great fruitcake—the kind that, 100…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Sam Adams Infinium Sparkling Ale

Infinium is a most glam beer gift. Photo courtesy Boston Brewing Company. A Wakefield Research survey shows that more than 60% of men would prefer to toast the New Year with beer rather than Champagne. Enter Sam Adams’ new Infinium ale. The handsome, engraved bottle looks like Champagne; but it’s a special sparkling ale from…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Guinness Float

A Guinness float with Silver Moon’s Praline Irish Cream ice cream (photo courtesy Silver Moon Desserts).   A stout float—ice cream and a bottle of chocolate stout—has become a popular dessert, thanks to Guinness lovers seeking more ways to enjoy their favorite brew.. For St. Patrick’s Day, substitute the chocolate stout for Guinness. Here’s a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Oscar Party Tasting

Instead of generic “wine and cheese,” serve different wines (or beers) in the same category and turn your event into a “tasting.” Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Last week we proposed 10 “Best Picture Cocktails” as party fare for your Oscar party. But what if your friends prefer wine or beer? Instead of making…
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