Monthly Archives: December 2010

I'll Drink to That: So Long to 2010

Can you believe it? Yet another year is about to come to an end.

Tonight, many of us will be asked to propose an appropriate toast as the seconds tick down to midnight.

There are two keys to a successful toast:

1. Being prepared. You want to be able to offer your words of wisdom and/or humor with natural ease. And as any actor would tell you, the key to acting natural is rehearsal. So, if you have trouble memorizing things, keep your toast short…

Posted in Wine Wit

It's Glogg Time Again

Throwing a party tomorrow night?

For a Scandinavian touch, consider whipping up a batch of Glogg to keep your guests warm and happy leading up to the midnight Champagne toast.

Marcus Samuelsson, author of “Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine,” offers this tasty recipe…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Wine Offers Endless Pasta-bilities

It should come as no surprise that Italy is the pasta capital of the world.

According to the IPO – that’s the International Pasta Organization, not the call that goes out when a company decides to “go public” – Italians consume, on average, 57 pounds of pasta per year.

That’s more than twice as much as any other country’s residents. Venezuela ranks second – a distant second – with average consumption of 27 pounds per person…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Make Your Wine Gift Even More Special

If you’re going to a New Year’s Eve party this Friday, a bottle of wine – whether sparkling, white, red or blush – makes a great gift.

Don’t worry about what kind. In the “real world,” if the hosts enjoy that particular type or style, they’ll likely put it away for their future enjoyment. If they don’t, they may open it up on the spot for your fellow party-goers to enjoy. They may even “re-gift” it. Rest assured, the bottle will be consumed by someone at some time; it won’t go to waste…

Posted in Vinesse Style
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