As innocent as a vanilla milkshake may sound, the first milkshakes that appeared in 1885 typically contained whiskey and had a consistency more like that of eggnog. Continue reading
Beef brisket is the centerpiece of many Jewish holiday meals, particularly at Passover, and every family has their favorite way of preparing it. There are countless recipes out there, but how many do you need besides your grandmother’s? At least one more: This one!
Why? Because the meat is slowly braised in Pinot Noir, and the cherry notes in the wine pair brilliantly with dried tart cherries, which plump up with winey beef juices to become little mini-pouches of flavor on their own. Add to that a bit of star anise, which perfumes the brisket and your home with an exotic and enticing hint of licorice. Season the mixture with the sweet-and-sour agrodolce dance of brown sugar and balsamic vinegar, and you have a brisket that is at once counterintuitively familiar and wonderfully different. Like all braised meats, brisket improves in flavor, and slices more easily, if made a day ahead and chilled (see Cooks’ Notes). Continue reading
It’s a little odd that America would have a holiday for a traditionally Austrian and Hungarian dessert, but we’re not complaining. How can you when apple is one of the the most American fruits, Continue reading
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Father’s Day Gifts Wine Basket. Continue reading
How about teaming up your favorite meal with the best of wine this weekend? It sounds a great idea but don’t you think you may overindulge? Well, you may not mind this but what about the hangover you have to face, the other morning. How about spending you entire Sunday afternoon sitting inside the bathroom, with one hand on your forehead and the other on your stomach? Scary isn’t it?
Hey, hold on! I am not trying to scare the life out of you. I am just showing you the real picture of a hangover that you may require to face the following day after you have overindulged in your favorite wine. Continue reading
Would you like to drink wine? Do you consider yourself a wine enthusiast? If so, have you ever visited the vineyards of California? If it is a journey that you have yet to do, you need to consider adding to your list. After all, the wine country of California is best known for its many wineries and all the great activities they have.
As nice as it is to know that you should visit the California wine country, you may be looking for more reasons why. After all, you may be content with sipping your favorite wine from the comfort of your own home. Even if this is your preferred method of drinking wine, there are still a number of reasons why you should make the trip to wine country. Only some of these reasons, five to be exact, discussed below. Continue reading
With spring in the air, and the wedding season just around the corner, your plans may include a wedding at home, or reception in a private hall. The task at hand, purchasing alcohol for the wedding can be difficult. If not done with research and knowledge, very expensive to say the least. The last thing you will want to be concerned with is whether or not you will run out of wine for your guests. In this article we will look into the world of reception beverages and what you will need to have on hand to ensure success and pleasant memories. Continue reading