VALENTINE’S DAY: Chocolate Tasting

For goober-loving Americans, Green & Black’s of the U.K. has introduced its first U.S.-exclusive flavor. The newest addition to the Green & Black’s family of premium organic chocolate bars is the Peanut bar, a blend of premium 37% cacao dark milk chocolate with delectable caramelized peanuts and a hint of sea salt. Whether you’re single…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Watch Your Wine Timelines

If you have an unopened bottle of spirits, it can last for years. But except for collector wines that need bottle age, most wines are meant to be drunk within a year: otherwise, they deteriorate. If you’re not sure about a wine you own, ask at your local wine store. You don’t need a special…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Wine & Beer Gifts

Make a gift of a wine-tasting course or a home microbrewery kit even better: give it in tandem with a subscription to a relevant magazine (for wine, we love Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate—subscribe at eRobertParker.com). The recipient will enjoy being able to build on his or her expertise on an ongoing basis. One stein does…
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PRODUCT: Wine As “Table Decor” (With A Mantra!)

Does the label and fancy cap color influence your choice of wine? Post a comment. Photo courtesy HobNob Wines. When you’re an editor, you get hundreds of pitches (emails or letters) everyday, from product manufacturers or PR firms that represent them. The good pitches try to put a new spin on the product. Most products…
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NEWS: Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé!

Posters given to retailers and restaurants celebrate the arrival of the new Beaujolais vintage. As of today, the global phenomenon that is Beaujolais Nouveau will once again be in full swing. Perhaps the greatest marketing concept in the history of wine, Beaujolais Nouveau is a category promoted to international fanfare by George DuBoeuf, one of…
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