TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Wine With Food (Non-Traditional Matches)

Today’s tip is to step outside your comfort zone and try different wines than the standards you serve with particular foods. If you drink wine often, you no doubt have a favorite to drink with your favorite foods, from snacks to mains to desserts. What happens if you step out of your comfort zone? You…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rosé Sangria (Think Pink!)

[1] Rosé sangria, an adieu to the formal summer season (photo courtesy La Marina restaurant | NYC). [2] The many shades of rosé depend upon the grape varietal and the length of skin contact (photo courtesy Jot Dot).   We started the summer season with a rose tasting party, and we’re ending it more quietly,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Remove Food Stains On Teeth, Hands & Fabric

If you’ve ever drunk more than a few glasses of red wine; eaten lots of beets, berries or carrot purée; you know that food can stain teeth, as well as the hands used to prepare it and the clothes worn to make or eat it. Even white wine can stain: It has both acid and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mix Up Some Coolers

[1] Blackberry cooler (photo courtesy FreidaFroo.Wordpress.com). [2] A peach wine cooler (here’s the recipe from TasteOfHome.com). [3] Watermelon cooler with green tea and white wine (photo courtesy Serendipitea.com). [4] Commercial wine coolers: the lowest common denominator (photo courtesy Majestic Brands).   WHAT’S A COOLER? Short for wine cooler, a cooler is a tall drink typically…
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PRODUCTS: For Summer Sipping

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been sipping some new water and wine products, with happy results.   LILA WINES: QUALITY IN CANS We haven’t had much success with canned wines. They’re too sugary-sweet, more like soft drinks. But Latitude Beverage Company has introduced what they say is the first-ever premium wine collection in pull-top…
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