TIP OF THE DAY: Alternatives To Champagne

You’ve just spent a pile of money on Christmas. Do you have to spend a mini-pile on Champagne for a crowd on New Year’s Eve? Nope. For starters you can head to Costco and pick up Kirkland Signature Brut Champagne for $19.99 a bottle, compared to a minimum of $27.99 or more for our favorite…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Holiday Hot Toddy

Mulled cider can be a cocktail (add gin or whisky) or mocktail. Photo courtesy Zaya Rum.   The expression “cup of good cheer” that comes to us from Merrie Olde England refers to hot mulled cider and wine. Whether or not you have a fireplace, horse and sleigh, invite friends over to share that cup,…
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WINE: Summer White Wines You’ve Never Heard Of

This guest post is from Jim Laughren: wine collector, former president of a Florida-based wine import and distribution company and founder of WineHead Consulting. A Certified Wine Educator, Jim has conducted hundreds of teachings, tastings and training sessions, and has visited wine regions throughout the world. He is the author of A Beer Drinker’s Guide…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for something special for Mother’s Day? Of the products we’ve tried recently, here’s what we’re selected for our mother, aunt and other special moms: Georgie’s English Scones. The scones arrive frozen, along with delicious lemon curd. You can also send ready-to-bake shortbread in the hard-to-find, festive petticoat tails (triangle) shape. Kimberley Artisan Vinegars. Handcrafted…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Glass Of Muscat (Moscato) For Dessert

For dessert: a glass of Moscato wine. Photo courtesy Gallo Family Vineyards.   America doesn’t enjoy enough dessert wines. From late harvest Rieslings to sparkling red Italian Brachettos, hearty Ports and unctuous Sauternes, a plethora of dessert wines is waiting to be discovered. A sweet wine can be enjoyed with more than just dessert. Think…
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