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2020 Advent Calendars Are Already Here (and Filled With Chocolate, Cheese, Wine & Beer)

The best advent calendar hinges on your personal taste, but if you prioritize food and drink, these 2020 advent calendars—full of everything from cheese and chocolate to wine and beer—are all delicious...

Mondiale Wines close-out sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

My friend Ann Feely is shutting down her wine import business. Remaining inventory of wines (New Zealand imports) are now discounted by 50% and shipping is free for purchases of 12 or more bottles....

A Unicorn Boxed Red Wine?

by Scirocco 21 days ago

Let's face it, boxed wine is not ever going to be involved in fine dining, and in particular, red wines seem to suffer the most. But in general, boxed wine HAS improved over the last decade. So ha...

Looking for Red Label Wine & JWN White Rum

by Tarantula 1 month ago

I am looking for "J. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, " and "Red Label Wine." Has anyone seen these around Columbus, Ohio? They're used in Jamaican cooking, and I'd love to find a supplier for...

Using Chardonnay

by grangie angie 2 months ago

Someone gifted us a bottle of chardonnay. I would like to use the entire bottle up by making some dish, I do not want to use just a cup or so... and wind up with leftover. I want a recipe that woul...

Value priced screwtop reds

by frajita 3 months ago

Name a few acceptable Merlot or other reds with a screw top under $10.

Almost Free Wine Shipped to you: 2-day Marathon Madness

by droolingdoggie 2 months ago

There is a super 48-hour wine sale marathon with free shipping going on at Last Bottle Wines!! Here is a self-description of LBW, which is a local business based in Napa, CA: "Last Bottle is a ...

Summery drinks on the rocks - any suggestions?

by damiano 2 months ago

So, it's official - we are in a heatwave! I'm talking about Western Europe now. Time for a drink - but nothing fancy, something that is easily put together, preferably containing some ice. What do ...

Tuscany's Wine Windows "Buchette del Vino"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . First introduced in the 1600s, their true purpose went untapped for centuries after the plague — that is, until a new one came along this year. 'Everyone is confined to home for two mont...

Black Wine Professionals

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Founded by Julia Coney, Black Wine Professionals is a resource for wine industry employers and gatekeepers, professionals, and the food and beverage community. Our goal is to lift up the multiface...

The many hues of wine talent - Jancis Robinson MW

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . It is probably not surprising that the great majority of these Black role models are in the United States, which is also where there is most need for social change, not just for the individ...

Live interview with Jean-Baptiste Souillard, June 17

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Becky Wasserman will interview Jean-Baptiste Souillard of the Northern Rhone on Wednesday, June 17, 11am PDT/2pm EDT/8pm France. https://www.beckywasserman.com/domaines/jean-baptiste-souillard/#...

The Bay Area is drinking 42% more alcohol than usual during Covid-19 stay at home orders

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

We are such over-achievers. " . . .During the first week of sheltering in place, Bay Area residents drank more alcohol than usual — 42% more than usual, in fact, according to data from BACtrack,...

2011 Moscato

by shattoura 6 months ago

Hi All. I just found a case of 2011 Villa Alena Moscato d'Asti in my garage. Is it still good to drink? Thanks in advance!

May 5 Webinar: Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown | Ep. 5 – Hardy Wallace, Owner and Winemaker, Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Catch up with Hardy Wallace, owner and winemaker at Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery and Steve Edmunds, winemaker and owner of Edmunds St. John. Sponsored by the Wine Institute https://discovercali...

Chameleon Restaurant is open for take-out

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

My return to Portland in May has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. But the city scene is still on my mind and I paid attention when I received a link to the take-out menu from Chameleon Re...

Le Soleil Stay at Home Meals, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Le Soleil has been closed but will reopen on Monday offering Stay at Home Meal combo sets to serve two for $55. Hai Nan chicken is another option, as well as beer and wine. Orders must be placed...

Cooking w/ Sherry Wine

by dickgrub 7 months ago

Had a dazzling chicken/mushroom/sherry dish at dinner party, which made me determined to master cooking w/ this wine. Where is the wisdom? Searching Amazon, I see only one book, and that only tan...

Good wine bottle opener

by VFish 11 months ago

Hello, we are now down to just my old waitress folding bottle opener as all others have broken. I'd like a good quality bottle opener, but would prefer something easier to store than one of those ...

Best Marsala wine to use for cooking?

by MasterBaker 13 years ago

Does anyone have any opinions on the best Marsala wine to use for cooking? Thanks.

Gov. Cuomo wants to expand alcohol sales at movie theaters...

by gutreactions 10 months ago

As part of his State of the State message, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is proposing expanded alcohol sales at movie theaters. Sipping a craft brew or a glass of wine while watching a hit film sou...