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    Tasting Dinner With 12 Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

    As I noted in my previous post it was time to almost evaporate my stock of 1964 St Emilion. Friends were invented, food was prepared and this is how it went. We started with some foie gras de canard and a truffle tapenade and a bottle of 1964 Blason de France, Perrier-Jouet A rich, mature nose with a lovely scent of an old apple cellar alongside notes of almond paste, model c ...

    6 readers - By Barolista

    While in Hershey: Tröegs Brewery

    Seems like we've been visiting Hershey, Pennsylvania quite often in the past year, and why not, with the zoo, chocolate factory, and amusement park. And Tröegs Brewery is always on the agenda. Hard to believe the brewery is almost 20 years old; first operating in Harrisburg and moving to the new location in the fall of 2011.

    4 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass

      Haunting Wines for Halloween Treats and Pairings that won’t Spook You

      Natalie MacLean - - 3 readers - Something a bit scary happens on Halloween: we try pairing wine with mini Rolos, Mars bars and Smarties. Here are some tips on combinations that won’t frighten your palate … Count Dracula said, “I never drink … wine.” But for those of us who don’t enjoy his beverage of choice, wine is the way to go — even with Halloween treats.

      Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

      Catavino - - 2 readers - I’m a chocolate lover. I’m also a fig lover. Then I took a trip to the Algarve and discovered that chocolate and fig had a love child, and its name is Alfarroba. Vacationing in the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, has its benefits; and it’s not just for the beach and the great weather.

      Chicago’s Andersonville Dessert Crawl 2013

      Vino Con Vista Italy - - 2 readers - October 5, 2014 · 10:52 am English: Swedish American Museum in Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood has a rich cultural history of Swedish immigrantion. Here’s an Andersonville Video http://youtu.be/-kdsehoFM6M highlighting some of the neighborhood features. Attend the 9th annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl.

      Two Elysian Pumpkin Beers

      Just Grapes - - 2 readers - I will have some articles coming soon on Portugal where I am visiting Porto and the Douro valley. In the meantime, enjoy this very quick note on two excellent seasonal beers. I nearly always hate pumpkin beer. Too sweet, insipid, soap-like use of spice. I’ve tried a bunch, nevertheless, and there are none from B.C. that are any good right now.

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      While in Hershey: Tröegs Brewery

      … marrow bones, crispy pork belly, "poutine" hand-cut fries in turkey neck gravy, charcuterie house-cured meats, duck confit, beef short rib pot roast. You get the picture. And the grilled cheese and tröegswurst were delicious. As for the beer, we took the low alcohol approach with their everyday Dreamweaver Wheat and Sunshine Pils. Both solid…

      4 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass

      Thursday Sips & Nibbles

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      Halloween S’mores!

      …. Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum 2 oz. Owl’s Brew Coco-Lada .5 oz. Splash of ginger beer Directions: Swirl and serve over ice in collins glass Garnish: Fresh ginger Sommelier, Chef, and Pairing Personality, specializing in wine and spirits education, recipe development, and social media. "Make your brand stand out, one pairing at a time"! …

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      Haunting Wines for Halloween Treats and Pairings that won’t Spook You

      … Something a bit scary happens on Halloween: we try pairing wine with mini Rolos, Mars bars and Smarties. Here are some tips on combinations that won’t frighten your palate … Count Dracula said, “I never drink … wine.” But for those of us who don’t enjoy his beverage of choice, wine is the way to go — even with Halloween treats. In between…

      3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Sofia’s first birthday and a pinch of Halloween

      … People say that puppies are like babies. They are absolutely right. After Sofia turned 6 months (about 3 years old in human terms), my domestic life got much easier and quite enjoyable. Sofia is a sweet, cheerful and happy dog. She is great at playing with children and other dogs and everybody ends up liking her and petting her. Some chewing…

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      Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

      …, cookies, tarts, brownies and bread. When you compare the nutritional makeup of Alfarroba powder to cocoa powder, Alfarroba is not only lower in fat, but higher in natural sugars. Therefore, a little bit of Alfarroba goes a long way in sweetening desserts! It’s also a good sources of calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins A and B…

      2 readers - By Catavino

      Tasting Dinner With 12 Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

      … (tasted 2014/10) I had split the twelve bottles of St Emilion into four flights. All wines got one hour breathing time in a decanter before the first pour. To go with the first flight I served a terrine of sweetbreads. 1964 Château Cadet-Piola The Cadet-Piola has a mature, round nose with a fine coffee scent paired with notes of dried plums…

      6 readers - By Barolista

      Two Elysian Pumpkin Beers

      …. That said, Elysian, an otherwise decent but not amazing brewery from Seattle, makes some of the best pumpkin beers around. This year’s pumpkin stout is particularly excellent with lots of spice and chocolate malts, but finishing dry. The Night Owl is classic pumpkin ale that has enough weight and flavour but also avoids being overly sweet. Both…

      2 readers - By Just Grapes

      Chicago’s Andersonville Dessert Crawl 2013

      … the day of the event. CANDY CORN ROUTE ($20) Andies Restaurant – Pomegranate cheesecake Big Jones – Chocolate divinity Fireside Restaurant – New Orleans banana bread pudding and wild cherry mousse First Slice Pie Cafe – Apple streusel pie bites George’s Ice Cream & Sweets – Seasonal ice cream, pastries and chocolates Kopi Cafe – Mini cheesecake…

      2 readers - By Vino Con Vista Italy

      1 Weekend, 8 New Raleigh Hotspots

      … offering, a rye shortbread with chocolate nibs. It was quite unique, offering an excellent texture with just the smidge of sugar needed to make it a cookie. The cold-brew iced coffee was fine, but honestly, it’s not their focus. My friends tried an assortment of savory and sweet bread puddings, morning buns, and even a baguette for later…

      2 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Two More Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

      … Château La Tour St. Christophe A big, mature, fully open nose with notes of mildly clean stables, cooked red currants, old tobacco, dry leather and a nuance of dog fur! Very old fashioned, very typical and very yummy. Kept very well in the glass. The taste is mature, dry and medium bodied with notes of cool red and black currants, old chocolate…

      4 readers - By Barolista
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