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  • All You Mead is Love
    In this episode, we sit down with Dianne Currier of Honeygirl Meadery in Durham, NC!  Dianne was turned on to mead making in her early days as a home brewer.  She talks about her surreal experience of walking through a fireweed meadow and then hours later tasting a mead made…
  • #BevFluenceExperience Denver: Golden Moon Distillery
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    One of the first tours of BevFluence's Denver Experience was to Golden Colorado and the Golden Moon Distillery. For good reason. The Distillery had just been awarded the American Distilling Institute’s 2019 Distillery of the Year Award and the ten+-year-old distillery offers a rather rare and remarkable range of spirits.…
  • Kabob And Skewer Recipes You Need To Try!
    Kabob And Skewer Recipes are one of our favorites for a grilling dinner! We are a grilling year-round family, however, it’s even better in the summertime with the nicer weather. I don’t know why but the food is so much better on a stick it seems like.  (I have included affiliate…
  • 5 Travel Insurance Benefits To Look Out For
    Discover some of the most important travel insurance benefits and take a look at what to consider before buying a travel insurance policy. Who doesn’t love travelling? Every year, millions of people from the UK head off on holidays to both short-haul and far-flung destinations. When you visit a new…
  • Wines of Canada – Discover the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia
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    The only time I’ve visited the Okanagan Valley wine region in British Columbia was during a conference in 2013. I had the opportunity to visit wineries that were (and still are) producing beautiful selections in breathtaking settings. I’ve longed to return. Fast forward to a few months ago. I met…
  • INSIDER DEAL! Slingshot North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon – Bullseye
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    Our most popular INSIDER DEAL to date is back! Looking for a juicy, flavorful Cab with just the right amount of oak for over 30% off? You don’t want to miss the Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Amber Knolls Vineyard, Red Hills, Lake County, North Coast, California.…
  • Lemon Weight Watchers Muffins Recipe 1 Points Plus Value or 2 Smart Points!
    These Lemon Weight Watchers Muffins have been a favorite of my family for years! I have been on WW for 8 years, back then it was called Weight watchers.  Their program Points Plus was the program I was on when I hit goal weight the first timet!! (I have included…
  • Trader Joe’s Reserve Paso Robles Syrah – Smooth and Easy
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    It’s still plenty good just not quite up to the high standard of previous vintages, the Trader Joe’s Reserve Paso Robles Syrah Lot 100. Syrah from Paso Robles, California. The 2017 vintage doesn’t give any more specificity on the varietal mix but previous vintages also included some Petit Verdot and…
  • ADI Research Endowment Auction and Grant have opened!
    In only its second year, the American Distilling Institute’s Research Grant Endowment has shown tremendous growth, greatly multiplying the number of research grants to be awarded in 2019. “We are excited to see ADI’s Research Grant program growing, thanks to the enthusiasm and buy-in from the spirits community,” said ADI…
  • Maryland Wine Festival 2019 this Weekend!
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    One of Maryland’s best known annual wine festivals, The Maryland Wine Festival, takes place this weekend, September 21 and September 22019.This festival is intended for the whole family. A varsity of tickets and prices are available; those under under 13 are admitted free with a paying adult. Designated driver tickets…
  • Cameron Hughes Rogue Valley Chardonnay – A Choice Chard
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    Clean and tasty Chardonnay from the Rogue Valley, the Cameron Hughes Lot 672 Chardonnay. Chardonnay from Rogue Valley, Oregon. At least part of the wine spends a short time in French oak. Sample submitted for review. The Cameron Hughes Rogue Valley Chardonnay Lot 672 is available for $14 directly through…
  • 10 Picture-Perfect Places To Visit In Malta
    An archipelago nestled in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is located fairly close to both Sicily and Africa. From historical temples, medieval architecture, and hollow caves, this beautiful island is blessed with a mythical aura. While it may seem like a small country, there are plenty of places to visit in…
  • Murrieta's Well - Live on Snooth Media
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    Murrieta's Well is an extremely reliable wine producer located in the Livermore Valley and we have written about this Wente family clone multiple times (view here).  Once again this week winemaker Robbie Meyer appeared on a Snooth Livestream in order to present several current releases.  The grapes for these wines were…
  • My Game Night Beer is Meursault!
    Finally I have a Sunday night off to watch football!  While my brethren choose their game night beer, I’ve been hoarding a bottle I can’t wait to open.     En Truffière 2014 Meursault, Grand Vin du Bourgogne, Burgundy, France. 13%ABV, Unknown SRP (gift bottle). Color is a translucent  pale…
  • Catching Up With Chuck Carlson of Carlson Wines
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    His has been a wine life well lived.Chuck Carlson had an inclination early on that he wanted to be a winemaker. After earning an oenology degree from Fresno State University, Chuck landed a job in 1981 at Zaca Mesa Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. It could be said that…
  • A Celebration of Friends with J Vineyards & Winery: The Perfect Aperitif
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    The magnum of J Vineyards & Winery Cuvée 20 Brut NV and the star gazing guide arrived just in time for Fall – unless you live in Texas.  I knew I had to make a choice.  Stargazing is noble and tasting the stars under the stars is a fabulous idea…
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe
    This Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin recipe is a long-time family favorite.  I have this friend that I call when I am stumped for dinner recipes, I pick up meat on clearance.  It never fails she has dinner suggestion that won’t disappoint and fail us! This Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is…
  • The World’s Most Expensive Coffee — Exploring Panama Geisha Coffee Plantations
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    Published at BaseNotes by Vitruvi in September 2019, my article on the vibrant, rare coffee plantations of Panama. Beyond 2020, La Cosecha will begin offering coffee plantation tours around the mountains of Panama. Jorge Chanis formed La Cosecha to educate on Panama’s coffee riches, hosting press and trade tours around…
  • September 15, 2019
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    “Being friends with an octopus—whatever that friendship meant to her— has shown me that our world, and the worlds around and within it, is aflame with shades of brilliance we cannot fathom—and is far more vibrant, far more holy, than we could ever imagine.” — How To Be A Good…
  • Everything bagel chaffles
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    Everything Bagel Chaffles! Delicious chaffles that will give you that everything bagel taste with fewer carbs! Read more at The Hangry Woman® // Keto // Low Carb // Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Ferraton Saint-Joseph La Source – A True Treat
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    From a part of the Rhone we don’t see a lot of here comes a fantastic example of a favorite variety, the Ferraton Pere et Fils Saint-Joseph La Source. 100% Syrah from Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhone, France. The wine is partially aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Sample submitted for…
  • Wine and Dine Brazilian Style with Alma Brut White Sparkling from Salton Winery and Fried Calamari
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    Every wine aficionado I know seems to enjoy pairing their favorite wine with food. As you can read in so many of my articles, I do, too! It’s no surprise then that I join my colleagues at “Wine Pairing Weekend” (#winePW) almost every month to explore wines relating to a…
  • Celebrating Garden Harvest with Brazilian Wine #WinePW
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    This is my first time participating in #WinePW. It stands for Wine Pairing Weekend and the pairing this weekend is with wines from Brazil. I have to thank Susannah at Vigneto Communications for sending me a bottle of Brazilian wine because after 3 liquor stores and strange looks I came…
  • Three Finger Jack East Side Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon – Pay Dirt
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    If you’re prospecting for some tasty Cab you’ve come to the right place, the Three Finger Jack East Side Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Sirah, 8% Malbec, 6% Merlot and 1% other red varieties from Lodi, California. Part of the wine is aged in American and French…
  • Delicious Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe
    This Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe is my favorite of all time !! My mom makes these every Christmas, and back in 2014, that year I had to make them since she had run out of time.  I didn’t realize they require so much work but the worst part is…
  • Hudson Valley Wine & Spirit Competition Results
    For the past 12 years or so I have been the chairperson for the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition. When it first landed in my lap I began to volunteer at other wine competitions ( The NY Classic) to gain some insight on how other wine competitions run.  It…
  • Evanta Malbec – Unobjectionable
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    The 2018 Evanta Malbec from Aldi. It doesn’t live up to the hype of the 2017 vintage, but it’s not bad for just $3.99. Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The Evanta Malbec is available exclusively at Aldi and sells for just $3.99. It is imported by Pampa Beverages, LLC. From the…
  • Pinchos Morunos or Pinchitos (Spanish Pork Kebabs)
    I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than by pigging out on Spanish Pinchos Morunos or Pinchitos (pork kebabs) and platters of jamón serrano, salchichón and chorizo. Recently, I was kindly invited to do just that – all while aboard a bright pink bus – when…
  • INSIDER DEAL! Vacationer Rosé – R&R in a Bottle
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    Make summer last forever with 45% off the Dennen Vacationer Rosé from Smith Devereux. Only available for 5 days! This deal is now SOLD OUT! Want to get notified about our next one? Subscribe to our emails! 70% Malbec and 30% Petit Verdot Rosé from California. Only 600 cases produced.…
  • The Federalist American Craft Wine and Candy
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    During a recent #BevfluenceExperience in Denver our group experimented pairing various wines with candy: Whoppers, Oreos, Twizzlers, Skittles, and several chocolates and candy bars. This is a fun concept where some items paired seamlessly and others terribly. Here are two examples from The Federalist American Craft Wine brand. The Federalist Honest Red…