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Make this easy cocktail in your office kitchen

Make This Lunch In Your Office Kitchen: Ridiculously Easy Quesadilla And Chilled Lime Cooler

Unless you’re a high roller or work next to a plethora of bodegas, chances are you bring your lunch to work. But you probably also experience Lunch Regret from time to time. Lunch Regret is when you pack yourself a meal the night before or at the last minute the morning of, only to realize […]

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How To Learn About Wine

How To Learn About Wine

I had been studying wine hard for a few months. In fine dining, being a server with only a superficial understanding of the differences between the Rhone Valley and the Loire Valley is pretty nerve-wracking. You’re always eying that sophisticated couple that walks in and sits in your section. Is he wearing a mauve turtleneck? […]

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Drink Half Cook Half Spaghetti

Drink Half, Cook With The Other: Spicy Red Wine Spaghetti

Unless you’re having company (or a really bad day), chances are you won’t drink a whole bottle of wine in one night. You may not even drink half a bottle. Okay, who are we kidding. You’ll probably drink half a bottle. But, given wine’s propensity toward spoiling, you’ll probably want to do something with that […]

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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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