TIP OF THE DAY: Texas Wines

Recently we attended a tasting of Texas wines from 14 wineries, held in New York City. If you’re not familiar with Texas wines, it’s because the residents of Texas buy up much of the production, leaving little to distribute elsewhere (check on Wine.com and other online etailers). Production from this relatively new wine area has…
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PRODUCT: Louis Pommery California, Great Sparkling Wine

What do you do when you’re a well-known Champagne house that wants to grow, but is constrained by lack of land and legal restrictions in the Champagne province of France? Head to vineyards in the New World! Some, including Mumm, Moët et Chandon, Roederer and Taittinger, have found success bringing their time-honored craft to the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Halloween Party Wines

For a Halloween party idea—or to augment the gathering you’ve already planned—look for holiday-themed bottles of wine. There are dozens of choices available nationwide—typically the winery’s existing wines with special labels. The Church Of Halloween presents 51 different wines with Halloween-theme labels. Some examples: Cabernet Sauvignon: Bat’s Blood, Chateau du Vampire, Freakshow Chardonnay: Bewitched, Ghostly…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Drink Your Peaches (Peach Sangria, Peacharita, Etc.)

[1] This weekend, how about a big pitcher of peach cooler? (Photo courtesy Sparkling Ice.) [2] You can use any glass you like. Collins glasses are sturdier, but wine glasses are elegant (photo courtesy Carrabbas Italian Grill). [3] A Peacharita, with a birds-eye chile garnish (photo courtesy Peninsula Hotel | New York).   As you…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Frosé, Frozen Rosé Wine For Cocktails Or Dessert

[1] Frosé granita. [2] Frosé with ice cream (both photos courtesy Kim Crawford).   Call it a cocktail or call it dessert: We have long enjoyed a frozen rosé cocktail by scooping some sherbet in a glass and topping it off with sparkling wine or still or sparkling rosé. A couple of years ago, some…
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