TIP OF THE DAY: Use For Extra Wine

Make wine ice cubes. Photo courtesy iSi Orka. Don’t toss those few ounces of leftover wine: Pour extra wine into ice cube trays. Then, when a sauce calls for a few tablespoons or a quarter-cup of wine, just pop and drop one or two into the saucepan. This saves you from opening a bottle of…
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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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PRODUCT: BLBL Super Tuscan Wine (Grab It If You Can)

What did Blake Leonard serve on July 4th? Most likely, her delicious new red wine, an Italian and French varietal blend known as a Super Tuscan. Blake Leonard and Beatrice Landini (who lives in Tuscany and doesn’t celebrate American independence) introduced their first bottling, BLBL, a few weeks ago. The two partners, who first met…
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WINE: The New Wine Bottle-Decanter

Turn this bottle-decanter combo on its side and it turns into a long-neck decanter that oxygenates the wine. Photo courtesy Cantine Ceci. Congratulazioni to the designers at Cantine Ceci in Torrile, Italy (outside Parma). Their patented wine bottle innovation, “Decanta 68.2” has won an award at the International Packaging Competition at Vinitaly 2010. It will…
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ENTERTAINING: Wines For St. Patrick’s Day

Pinot Blanc with corned beef and cabbage? Who knew? Wine available from/photo courtesy of EnglewoodWineMerchants.com. Pondering what to serve with your St. Patrick’s Day dinner? We’ve combined tips from Natalie McLean, James Beard award-winning writer of Nat Decants, with our own recommendations: COCKTAILS Irish whiskey cocktails -or- Irish Beers (you can serve the beers throughout…
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