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Jan 14, 2016

Wine Label Ornament Ideas

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

By Paullette Gaudet
recycledwinecorkchristmastreeAh, wine labels! Those carefully soaked-off souvenirs from beloved bottles of wine were intended to be cherished forever—perhaps pressed between the pages of a leather-bound favorite novel?—but most often ended up yellowed, curled and forgotten in the back of a kitchen drawer. Help breathe new life into this time-honored expression of sentiment and wine appreciation by creating Christmas ornaments from these labels! It’s easy: [...]

Dec 9, 2015

A Winter’s Dinner: Bacon, Kale, and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

December 9th, 2015|1 Comment

By Sarah Shotwell
Shepards-Pie
Cold winter nights call for comfort food in front of the fire and a glass of red wine. This recipe puts a modern, hearty spin on a cloudy weather classic. A slice of shepherd’s pie is the perfect meal to eat out of a single bowl. Balance it on your knee while curled up on the sofa!

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Dec 7, 2015

Movie & Wine Pairing - Lust for Life

December 7th, 2015|3 Comments

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Wednesday, Dec 9 at 3:45 PM (ET)

The Movie: Lust for Life (1956)
The Wine: Grande Reserve de Gassac Blanc 2014

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Tasting Notes:

The rugged landscape of the southern France lends itself to this wine’s concentrated notes of wild herbs and citrus just as it did [...]

Dec 1, 2015

Secret Santa: The Gift Of A Re-Organized Wine Journal

December 1st, 2015|0 Comments

By Paullette Gaudet
Journal
When Time isn’t busy healing-all-wounds or making-hearts-grow-fonder, it can often be found moonlighting in the proving-uncomfortable-truths department. One of those tricky things you only learn with age is that a person really CAN have everything, which is fantastic for them but distressing to the well-intentioned gift-giver.

But never fear! Another gift-giving cliché also eventually proven true with time: It is, indeed, the thought that counts. This year, offer your well-appointed friends the gift of organizing an item they already own!

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Nov 27, 2015

Bring on the Bubbly! Five Appetizer Pairing Ideas for Sparkling Wine

November 27th, 2015|0 Comments

By Sarah Shotwell
Champagne
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are coming, and little feels more festive than a good sparkling wine! While it’s true that fizzy wine pairs with anything and everything, with such a wide variety available, it can be daunting to know where to start. For your next winter gathering, here are some hearty appetizer ideas to complement your favorite bottle of bubbly.

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Nov 26, 2015

Movie & Wine Pairing - Lost Horizon

November 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Friday, Nov 27 at 11:45 PM (ET)

The Movie: Lost Horizon (1937)
The Wine: The Gooseberry Bush Colombard/Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Tasting Notes: Shangri-La may be the stuff of dreams, but its joys can be experienced in both this wine—produced in [...]

Nov 22, 2015

Movie & Wine Pairing - On an Island with You

November 22nd, 2015|6 Comments

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Wednesday, Nov 25 at 4:15 PM (ET)

The Movie: On an Island with You (1948)
The Wine: Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014 

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Tasting Notes: Pair this blast of tropical fruit with Hollywood’s refreshing girl-next-door Esther Williams in On an Island with You [...]

Nov 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Costume Confidential

November 20th, 2015|1 Comment

By Paullette Gaudet
Hollywood-DinnerNothing gives a girl better costume ideas than arriving at a Halloween costume party—unfortunately, at that point it’s a bit too late to start shopping. Don’t shelve all of that newfound sartorial inspiration for a whole year, though—use it in less than a month by throwing a Costume Thanksgiving Dinner!

As a holiday, Thanksgiving is immutable in many ways: date, menu, historical origin. The one [...]

Nov 19, 2015

Movie & Wine Pairing - The Big Country

November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Another scheduled movie & wine pairing for this weekend will take place Saturday, Nov 21 at 5:00PM (ET)

The Movie: The Big Country (1958)
The Wine: Alambrado Malbec 2014

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Tasting Notes: Head out west with the infinitely appealing Gregory Peck in The Big Country (1958) while sipping on this subtly spicy, smooth-finishing Malbec. While filming locations like California’s [...]

Nov 19, 2015

The Casual Connoisseur: Name That Blend!

November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

By Paullette Gaudet
Blind-WineDinner-and-a-movie, lime-juice-and-tequila, tube-socks-and-Tevas:
Yes, iconic pairings are classics for a reason, but do you ever wonder if there’s any way to put a whole new spin on a solid partnership like the wine-and-cheese gathering—well, other than calling it cheese-and-wine?

Keep all the classic components of a wine-and-cheese party (that’d be wine and cheese), while simply adding the (free!) elements of Surprise and Competition in the form of a Blind Taste Contest—et voilá! Le “spin” accompli!

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