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What Foods Pairs Best with Red Wine

Red wine has a number of different benefits for the body such as lowering cholesterol, protecting your heart, and controlling your blood sugar and can be very beneficial to your health if it is drank a couple of times each week. But red wine doesn’t taste so delicious with every food out there and when…
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Food Pairings with White Wine

The fine art that is involved in drinking white wine can be complicated to a rookie. But to your ordinary wine diva, it’s all apart of the routine. But did you know that there are certain foods that you can have with your white wine to enhance the flavor? Yes, it’s true. If white wine…
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History of the Mint Julep

The Mint Julep: the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, has a deep and rich history that expands beyond the days of the Kentucky Derby. The crafty drink that has a list of rules longer than any complex game you can think of, goes back to the early days of settlement in Kentucky. It eventually…
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Mother’s Day Brunch in Farmingdale

Mama knows best, of course, and what better day to celebrate how much we all love mom by having a special day for them! Mother’s Day 2016 is on May 8, and because it always falls on a Sunday, many families have a tradition of bringing mom out to brunch for a little bit of…
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All You Need to Know About Rosé

A rosé is a pink-colored wine that is differentiated from red and white wine by the skin contact method of production and can be made in a sweet, off-dry, or bone-dry style. Stacy Slinkard, author of an About.com article about rosé wine, said the pink hue “can range from a soft, subtle hue to a…
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Easter Brunch

The term “brunch” usually conjures up images of a catering hall adorned with beautiful drapes, white table clothes, caterers wearing tuxedos carrying around trays of mimosas and bloody marys, and long tables lined with silver, shiny chafers, filled with endless amounts of food.   Brunch is a very common tradition among families and communities, especially…
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Irish Liquor

If you like to have a nice glass of liquor every once in awhile, then maybe you should try an Irish flavor. Saint Patrick's Day is less than a week away and now is a great time to take a look at some Irish drinks to help celebrate the holiday. Who doesn't love some good,…
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Dessert Wines

Have a sweet tooth after dinner? Why is it that so many of us crave something sweet even after having a meal that leaves us completely stuffed and having to loosen our top button of our jeans?Studies show this can be the result of several variations such as psychological, biological, and even lifestyle-related reasons. It…
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Choosing the Best Cabernet

Different kinds of wine are named for either their grape variety or the region of the world in which it was made. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular wine varieties in the world and was created in France by accidentally breeding a red Cabernet Franc grape plant with a white Sauvignon Blanc grape…
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How to Pick Out the Right Bottle of Wine

Everyone loves to come home after a long day, get into comfy clothes, put their feet up, and relax. Nothing sounds better right? How about adding a glass of wine to the mix? Whether you’re spending the night on your couch or going out on the town, there’s wine for every occasion. Some people will…
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What Are the Best Grapes for Wine?

Now that the holidays are over, we are taking down decorations and shoveling off our cars and roadways from the fierce winter weather upon us. Before we know it, though, the season will pass and flowers will bloom as the sun will shine down on us again, leading to summer dresses, picnics, and, of course,…
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What Is Prosecco?

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine similar to champagne. This bubbly wine is made in the Veneto region of Italy, north of Venice. Although prosecco is similar to champagne, true champagne only comes from France. Prosecco also differs from champagne in how it is made. Prosecco is made in a less complicated manner and…
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All About Champagne

Different kinds of champagne have different levels of sweetness. The terms ultra brut, extra brut, zero brut, brut nature, and brut sauvage mean there is no added sugar or sweetener to the champagne. Brut has a nearly dry flavor and contains nothing more than 1.5% of sugar. Extra dry or extra sec is sweeter than…
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Wine Benefits for the Heart

Wine is not only pleasing to the taste but it is also good for your heart. A wine lover only needs the slightest excuse to open a bottle and if the contents inside that bottle are favorable for your health you may not need an excuse at all! Why not be more imaginative all while…
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Why Drink Champagne on New Year’s?

We tend to automatically think of a toast or a celebration whenever champagne is involved. Ever wonder why we celebrate New Year’s Eve with champagne? The answer to this involves a mix of historical events associated with luxury and the parties that were thrown during the royal courts and aristocracy of Europe. So, why do…
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Spanish Wine

When people think of Spanish wine they most likely think of sangria, but there is so much more to the Spanish wine industry than just the fruity and refreshing wine everybody loves. Spain is considered one of the top wine exporters in the world and one trademark making Spanish wine so special is its aging…
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Italian Wine

Italy is the second world’s largest producer of wine by volume, after France. Italy has been known for its richness and diversity in grapes and wine styles for thousands of years. It is the birthplace of Moscato, Chianti, Amarone, and Prosecco. When buying Italian wine it is important to be knowledgeable of the producer, the…
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