TIP OF THE DAY: Rosé Wine Ideas For Mother’s Day

[1] Sparkling rosé for Mother’s Day, Pata Negra also has a beautiful bottle (photo courtesy Pata Negra). [2] The different shades of rosé wines depend on the types of grapes and length of skin contact (photo courtesy JotDot). [3] Ditto! (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Riedel’s new Fatto A Mano pink-stemmed rosé glass (photo courtesy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Frosé, A Rosé Cocktail

We were delighted with this summer refreshment idea from Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. The Frosé combines Davio’s house-made sorbet with rosé wine. It’s a refreshing winetail, a mixed drink made with wine instead of spirits (also see beertail.) You can turn a Frosé into dessert by adding more fruit and less wine. You also can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grenache (Garnacha) For Fall & Winter

The third Friday of September—the 18th this year—is International Grenache Day. With its high alcohol content and spicy notes, it’s an excellent wine for autumn and winter food pairings (see below). Grenache (gruh-NOSH) in French, Garnacha in Spanish, is easy to grow and thus one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Roses & Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles covered with rose petals. Photo courtesy VosgesChocolate.com. Edith Piaf sang “La Vie en Rose,” which in French means means “life in pink” (literally), or life through rose-colored glasses. Now, you can take a literal bite of it, with the new Le Chocolat en Rose truffle collection from Vosges Haut Chocolat. The pink Champagne…
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TRENDS: Flavor Trends For 2010?

Mintel, a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, creates an annual list of what the hot new year’s flavors will be among American food enthusiasts (and those who make packaged products and restaurant meals for them). Here’s what Mintel predicts you’ll be enjoying in 2010, with our comments in italics: 1. Cardamom.…
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