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Taking the L Train

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Taking the L Train

The pandemic and quarantined life have me missing traveling, especially to New York City.  I usually make a couple of trips there each year, hanging in Manhattan and more importantly, Brooklyn. I have a love affair with Brooklyn, it feels like a second home to me. Since I couldn’t make a trip there yet this year, I decided to find a cocktail that would stir up memories of my favorite neighborhood, Greenpoint.  This recipe comes from the book Shake by Eric Prum & Josh Williams. It’s a great resource if you are looking...

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A Sip of Summer

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A Sip of Summer

It’s SUMMER! The season has finally arrived. Time for sunshine, warm temps, and fun new cocktails! How about a beer cocktail? I know, at first I was like, WHAT?! However, they do exist and they can be fantastic when done properly. I saw a post from Lawson’s Finest Liquids on Instagram for this particular recipe. I mean, I love their beer Sip of Sunshine, so how could this be bad? They made what they called a Sip 75, a variation of the classic gin cocktail French 75. The standard French 75 calls for gin, lemon juice, simple syrup...

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Strawberries, Basil, and Brunch, Oh My!

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Strawberries, Basil, and Brunch, Oh My!

Sunshine and warm weather, the perfect ingredient for a summer brunch date. With everything going on in the world, many of us are spending much more time at home, so brunch had to be taken into our own hands. What is the secret ingredient to a fantastic brunch? Mimosas of course!  Mimosas and I are pretty much best friends. I also am having a love affair with fresh basil. I have two plants currently overflowing from their pots with fragrant leaves, just waiting to be used in some sort of fabulous creation. It’s June, which in Massachusetts...

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Tequila & Sherry

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Tequila & Sherry

Reposado tequila and Manzanilla sherry have a baby, and it’s called La Perlish.

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New Wines from Mallorca

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New Wines from Mallorca

Three outstanding wines with very limited release from the dreamy island of Mallorca. Get it while you can.

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A Day of Beer & Cider in Vermont

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A Day of Beer & Cider in Vermont

Vermont is a magical place, especially when it comes to their libations. They don’t take their beer and cider game lightly. Vermont is a mecca for fans of craft beer and cider. I mean, if you are a fan, then you’ve no doubt heard of The Alchemist. The best part about Vermont is that there are MANY amazing establishments churning out fabulous brews in the Green State. I was lucky enough to visit a few of them and even get a behind the scenes tour of a couple one chilly day in January. Don’t worry, if you aren’t into...

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A Week In Jerez

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A Week In Jerez

It’s 8AM, and I’m sitting in a very plushy chair on a tour bus in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Southwest Spain with a bunch of other winebuyers from the US. We are here by invitation of André Tamers from Demaison Selections, an importer of French and Spanish wines, to tour their artisanal sherry bodegas. André is all charisma. He walks like a tiny matador and has a smile that makes you want to do bad deeds. We are here to learn about sherry. To spend 5 days drinking sherry from noon till dawn, to see the vineyards and the towns, to dine in the...

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Corzano e Paterno

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Corzano e Paterno

A few weeks ago, I returned from a trip to Tuscany where I visited Corzano e Paterno, a gorgeous vineyard in the Tuscan hills of Colli Fiorentini restored and modernized by the late Wendel Gelpke, whose children and grandchildren now work the land making beautiful wines, olive oils and cheeses in this idyllic setting.

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Large Format Bordeaux Pre-sell

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Large Format Bordeaux Pre-sell

Large format Bordeaux wines will be arriving toward the end of the summer in sizes ranging from Magnums to Melchiors (18 liters). These are sold on a first come, first served basis.

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