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    …I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) This Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, “Top Chef” star Tiffani Faison is closing her restaurant for normal service…

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    … Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" If we just touch one life through an act of kindness, we can make a difference. Who knows what someone else will accomplish because you helped them, or you inspired them to do the same? --Martin Luther King, Jr. So, what are you doing for others? I write about food…

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    … History,Holiday,Wine Twelfth Day of Christmas: Twelve drummers drumming = twelve points of belief in The Apostles’ Creed. Get yourself a great glass of wine; this is a good finish to our series. In Catholic countries, this is a day of great joy, also called “Three Kinds Day” or the “Epiphany.” From the site: History…

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    … Bubbly Wine,Champagne,Holiday,Sparkling,Wine Seventh Day of Christmas: Seven swans a-swimming = seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. This is also New Year’s Day. Happy New Year Dear friends, the Seventh Day of Christmas is also New Year’s Day. My New Year’s Wish for you is that 2015 brings miracles into your life. This image of Champagne being…

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    … stuff all the time. There are so many wonderful beverages out there to taste, to see if you can find some new favorites. Break out of your rut and endeavor to try something new on a regular basis. If you mainly drink Chardonnay, venture out and try some other white wines, such as Gruner Veltliner, Trebbiano or Albarino. Try Sherry, Sake, Japanese…

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  • New Years Eve Sparkles

    … The holidays are coming to an end, as is 2014, but there is still New Years Eve to plan for and it's one of my favorites. Why? Because it's an evening for celebration, anticipation and most importantly sparkling wine and Champagne! What will you be sipping? I invite you to explore my favorite go-tos from Champagne to sparklers from all over…

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  • Happy Third Day of Christmas from Wine Country

    "12 Days of Christmas" is a popular Christmas carol. Lyrics: On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me A partridge in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

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  • Happy Second Day of Christmas from Wine Country

    … Happy Second Day of Christmas, which is celebrated on December 27. Get yourself a great glass of wine, and let’s celebrate the history of why the 12 days of Christmas exist. From A Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals by Ann Ball, with the original source coming from Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP, Nebraska: From the Catholic News Agency site…

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  • Catavino’s United Nations of Christmas!

    … with a variety of fortified wines such as Sherry, Port or sweet Moscatel? You could make the traditional Spanish Polvorones and Portuguese Sweet Pumpkin Dessert; or simply enjoy the holidays while popping 12 delicious grapes into your mouth at the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve. However you decide to make this time special, know that all of us at Catavino wish you and yours a warm, loving Holiday Season! Cheers! …

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  • Merry Christmas from your Wine Peeps

    … “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’” (Luke 2:10-12) Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas from your…

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  • Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays To All

    … Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my family, friends, my readers and everyone else! May the glad tidings of this holiday season shine on you, your family and friends. May your celebrations be joyous and overflowing with great people, excellent conversation, fun times, delicious food and fine drink. May the gifts you give to others be well…

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  • Happy Holidays!

    …: The image above is a nocturnal view of Double Arch, in Arches National Park (Utah, USA). PPS: If you would like to see more images of mine, feel free to browse my Galleries. PPPS: As per my copyright notice, please respect my work and do not download, reproduce or use the image above without first seeking my consent. Thank you Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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    … and the founder and art director of Flora's Table, the fine cooking and wine blog. Check us out at :-) This entry was posted in Stuff We Like and tagged celebration, Christmas, Hanukkah, Happy, holiday, New Year, sparkling, white, wine. Bookmark the permalink. …

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