RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Sangria

Yankee Doodle Brandy: Combine white wine and Grand Marnier orange brandy for July 4th (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs).   This fun and arty sangria recipe is from caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs (www.elegantaffairscaterers.com): RECIPE: JULY 4TH SANGRIA Ingredients For 1 Large Pitcher 2 bottles dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc 1 cup triple…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Rosé Wine Tasting

Top: Rosé is a style of wine, not a particular grape varietal or wine region. This photo shows a Sancerre, a wine made in the eastern Loire Valley of France in the area around Sancerre, an ancient hilltop town. While white Sancerre is made from the [white] Sauvignon Blanc grape, red Sancerre and rosé Sancerre…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Malbec

A glass of Malbec in the specially designed Riedel Malbec glass. Photo courtesy Riedel.   Celebrated on April 17th, World Malbec Day is the perfect opportunity to open up a bottle of the wine that is Argentina’s claim to varietal fame. Malbec is a black grape that produces red wine—a deep purple-red in color and…
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TIP: Wine For A Wedding Shower

Top: A bottle of Trousseau wine from Stephane-Tissot.com, rated 91 by Robert Parker. Second: The seminal fanciful label from Bonnie Doon Vineyards. Follow the red line to the flying cigar. Third: Goat-Roti, punning on the Rhone wine Côte-Roti and the classic Rhone label style. Photo courtesy FancyCellar.com. Bottom: Need you ask? It’s Marilyn Merlot from…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Sparkling Wines For Gifting & Drinking

Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui: a wine that says “Be My Valentine.”   If you’ve taken a look at Champagne prices, you’d like a recommendation on which way to go. Our recommendation: Steer away from Champagne and look at other sparkling wines. Here are two of our favorite affordable bubblies for Valentine’s Day. Both are…
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