TIP OF THE DAY: 35+ Food & Beverage Pairings

We love pairing flavors to their best advantage. Here are our previous pairing recommendations, with a new one below for potato chip lovers: Beer & Summer Food Pairings Breads & Spreads Pairings Cake & Wine Pairings Cheese & Beer Cheese & Bread Pairings Cheese & Cheese Condiments Pairings Cheese & Chocolate Pairings Cheese & Wine…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Single Malt Marmalade, Jam With Spirits

We recently received a gift shipment of jams from Blake Hill Preserves of Grafton, Vermont, artisanal producers of chutneys, jams and marmalades. The fruits are sourced from local farms in season, when they’re perfectly ripe. Every batch is prepared by hand in a Vermont cottage kitchen. The four jars we received were equally delicious. The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Scotch And Ice Cream, Gin And Sorbet

Drizzle ice cream with Scotch and serve. Photo by Elke Dennis | Fotolia.   Years ago, a friend who was a great cook prepared an elaborate dinner for us: intricate courses of beef, fish and fowl with layers of flavor. We anticipated something equally elaborate for dessert. So we raised an eyebrow when he scooped…
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FATHER’S DAY: Single Malt Scotch

One of our favorite single malts is Bowmore,but not everyone likes the peaty Islay style. Photo courtesy Laphroaig.   When it’s time to buy a single malt Scotch, we generally call Park Avenue Liquor Shop, which hosts one of the largest retail collections of single malt whiskies in the country—339 selections (they can send you…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Scotch & [Bottled] Water

Don’t serve tap water with that single malt! Evian isn’t right, either. You need a water with character and terroir, like the Scotch. Think Cloud Juice, Gleneagles, Hildon or Oregon Rain waters. Give a bottle of each to your favorite Scotch drinker as a holiday gift. Read more about the exciting world of bottled waters,…
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