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The Origins Of Zindandel

Zinfandel, The All American Grape, Comes from A Place Called Kaštela

When we hear the term Cult Wine in California we often relate it to cult cabs. Big, full bodied small production Cabernet Sauvignon based wines with high alcohol and a good amount of oak, that almost masks the inherent pepper-like characteristic of the variety. But in the 1990’s another cult wine rose to the top: […]

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Check out these wine and pastry pairings

9 Wine & Pastry Pairings

Don’t you feel sophisticated when snacking on a croissant? It’s one of my not-so-guilty pleasures (read: I eat croissants pretty often). While savoring one earlier this week, it dawned on me that I’ve never had a croissant with the most obvious of beverages: wine! But why stop at a croissant? Why not go all out […]

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What makes some wines so expensive?

Why Is My Wine So Expensive? A Glimpse At What Jacks Up The Price Of Posh Wine

On our first date, my ex-boyfriend took me out for a fancy Italian dinner. After he ordered us a bottle of wine to share, he quickly scanned the wine list and was disappointed to find that the bottles were not miraculously at a lower price point than the stuffy Upper East Side locale would suggest.

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Find out how to make a Manischewitz cheese ball

Throwback To Your Childhood – Manischewitz Wine Cheese Ball For Passover

Do you remember wine cheese from your childhood – the orange and red-ish swirled cheese that comes in a container? My parents loved serving it as a pre-dinner snack with Triscuits or for “special occasions” like Thanksgiving and family gatherings. It’s not fancy or gourmet, but it is delicious and addictive in that I-know-this-is-bad-for-me-but-I-can’t-stop-eating-it sort […]

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Tijuana Sweet Heat is posed to be the next Fireball.

Tijuana Sweet Heat Is Poised To Be The Next Fireball, But Does The World Want Another Sweet Liqueur?

Awhile back, Sazerac, the owners of Fireball Whiskey, hit a bit of a scandal when small amounts of propylene glycol, an ingredient found in some forms of antifreeze, was found found in their product. But did you really think a little antifreeze was going to stand in Sazerac’s way? Luckily (or perhaps, unfortunately), the creators […]

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