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9 Wine & 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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The Wine To Toast With On New Year’s Eve If You Hate Champagne

The Wine To Toast With On New Year’s Eve If You Hate Champagne

The tradition of ringing in the New Year with a glass of Champagne goes back to the nineteenth century, when, thanks to the rise of industrialization, those who weren’t nobility finally had enough money to at least afford the stuff on special occasions. Wanting to emulate the upper classes, the new middle class took to […]

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Holiday Sparkling Wine Gifting Guide: Picks For Every Person & Occassion

Holiday Sparkling Wine Gifting Guide: Picks For Every Person & Occassion

Sparkling wine is the perfect pairing at this time of year. Drink it as an aperitif, pair it with dinner, or with dessert. It goes with everything, and you’ll look elegant drinking it. There are a LOT of different kinds of bubbly out there – from just about every winegrowing country in the world – […]

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Pairing a $3.99 Box of Popeyes with $170 Dom Perignon

Pairing a $3.99 Box of Popeyes with $170 Dom Perignon

Fast Food & Fine Wine #2: Popeyes Spicebox Chicken and 2004 Dom Pérignon Having trouble with the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube! The night air was so sharp and biting that upon heading out on my journey, I considered turning back. Snow was beginning to fall, crowds of people were all over the sidewalk, […]

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The Quick And Dirty Guide To Sparkling Wines From Around The World

The Quick And Dirty Guide To Sparkling Wines From Around The World

The Quick And Dirty Guide To Sparkling Wines… Champagne  Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, this is the gold standard of sparkling wine. Styles range from lean and crisp with lots of lemon, green apple and stony minerality to rich and full with aromas of brioche, toffee and baked apples. Rosé Champagne […]

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