Tagged: wine

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Better than The “Best” Sangria

I know, I know, I already posted a recipe for “The Best” Sangria a year ago that remains one of my most visited pages on this site. Well, no disrespect to America’s Test Kitchen, but while their recipe is good,...

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The “Best” Sangria

Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve posted an improved version of this recipe. It’s time to trade up! We have tons of recipes for items that are a little past their prime. Whether it’s making bread pudding or...

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Vintage Virginia Wine Festival

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” –Benjamin Franklin I’m not quite as much of a wine drinker as I used to be. Vintage Virginia used to be firmly scheduled each year, but when...

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ads: wine bar or sex dungeon?

Saw this ad for Veritas Wine Bar in today’s Express and I couldn’t help but wonder if it was intended for next month’s Pride publications. Or has come out of the closet finally reached the state of general cultural usage?...

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holiday music: a unicorn in the veldt?

I don’t generally go for holiday music. If I forget to bring in something good, I might resort to a Pandora station based around some jazzy or piano holiday tunes. My usual fallback is Christmas Cocktails 1 and 2, with...

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foodie: wine tasting at the Ritz!

Last night Liz and I were invited to a “special event” at the Ritz-Carlton by Martha. Checking in with twitter all day does sometimes pay off! After the initial “woo hoo!” wore off, I checked out what I’d gotten myself...

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Kitchen Lessons (Nightmares)

Buy Pyrex. I’ve only owned Pyrex baking dishes, but when they broke it was a lot cleaner than this. Buy a little extra. Thankfully I had more garlic, herbs and shallots because I wasn’t in the mood to pick glass...

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How can you die a million times and still be ok?

Good question, Homer! I died (sorry, I mean was defeated) about 4 or 5 times during a Task Force in City of Heroes today, but it was nice to get back into Paragon and do a little super-heroing. Last night...

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It’s brisk like Lipton out there!

Lordy it was quite the chilled morning out there, but it made for a good walk. For some reason, all the red wine I had last night manifested itself this morning as a nice bright and early wake-up call. Not...

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Vent mode: ON

Don’t use guilt or passive aggressive behavior on your friends. They deserve better. I don’t mean this in situations where it is actually for their own good, such as getting them to get over some stubborn or prideful block that...