TIP OF THE DAY: How To Pour Champagne

The wrong way to pour Champagne or sparkling wine (photo by Diana Myrndorff | SXC).   There’s science in everything, including pouring a glass of Champagne. According to a new study published in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Champagne is a drink best poured tilted—the opposite of how most people pour it, straight…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Drunken Fruit #2 – Marinated In Wine Or Champagne

May 13th is National Fruit Cocktail Day. How about an easy “drunken fruit” dessert. You can use winter fruits or summer fruits. More delicate summer fruits do best with a white wine marinade; winter fruits such as citrus and grapes can use either white or red. You can do all of the prep work in…
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MOTHER’S DAY: Rosé Versus Roses

Think pink and give Mom rosé Champagne or other rosé wine. Roses have become a bit clichéd as a floral gift. With no disrespect, there are other lovely flowers out there. And for Mother’s Day, the prices for roses are sky-high. Here’s a better idea: give Mom rosé instead of roses. “Rosé,” or blush wine,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Other Valentine “Roses”

Actually, we mean “rosés,” as in rosé Champagne. Many people like to crack open a bottle of bubbly for V-Day. We think the most appropriate bubbly for this special celebration is a rose-hued sparkling wine. In France, rosé Champagne is made from blending red and white wines. They tend to be more expensive and more…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Roses & Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles covered with rose petals. Photo courtesy VosgesChocolate.com. Edith Piaf sang “La Vie en Rose,” which in French means means “life in pink” (literally), or life through rose-colored glasses. Now, you can take a literal bite of it, with the new Le Chocolat en Rose truffle collection from Vosges Haut Chocolat. The pink Champagne…
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