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December 03, 2012
Champagne-Infused Creations for New Year's Eve
Posted By The Tasting Panel Editors
What bon-vivant doesn't get tired of plain old champagne on New Year's? NYC luxury catering company Canard, Inc. is proposing something more. Check out their elegant champagne-infused creations, ...
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May 21, 2012
Summer When It Sizzles
Posted By Sara Joyce Robinson
As Memorial Day approaches and the temperature starts to rise, many Americans reach for an ice-cold beer. Or perhaps, the wine lovers reach for a chilled chardonnay. While I enjoy both, when the ...
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April 24, 2012
Adventures in Victorian Drinking II: Kentucky Derby Edition
Posted By Sara Joyce Robinson
Every spring, as the first Saturday in May approaches, my thoughts turn to the ponies. To the great lady of American horseracing, the Kentucky Derby. I can almost hear the roar of the stands, and ...
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April 10, 2012
Irreconcilable Differences
Posted By Sara Joyce Robinson
I've known my husband for fifteen years (married for almost six), and in that time we have (of course) disagreed often. Our first argument happened over a game of Monopoly. We had differing financial ...
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March 15, 2012
Lighten Up
Posted By Paul Beilstein
In my twenties, after a few years of Barleywines, Old Ales, and countless Double IPAs, I was feeling like a wine drinker in mid-March: I was ready for the beer world's equivalent of a crisp Muscadet. ...
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November 03, 2009
Our new, upgraded web presence
Posted By David Gadd
We're back online with our newly revamped website. It took a little longer than expected (doesn't it always?) but we hope it was worth the wait. We hope you'll agree that it's a vast improvement over ...
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