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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TIP OF THE DAY: Best Foods To Pair With Rosé Wines

June 10th is National Rosé Day. Unlike Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and the other grape varietals, there is no “rosé grape.” Rosé (French for pink) wine can be made from any variety of red grape. As a result, the styles and flavors from different wine-making regions vary widely. The pink color occurs is when the red…
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RECIPE: Pinot Grigio Spritzer

What do you do to make a bottle of an already-popular Pinot Grigio leap on the shelf (figuratively speaking)? You hire a top fashion designer to create an alluring, limited-edition bottle design. One of our favorite designers, Christian Siriano, has created Ecco Domani’s third annual designer label for summer, inspired by the glamour of 1960s…
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