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CrossBarn Pinot Noirs- Artful contrasts

CrossBarn Pinot Noirs: Artful contrasts

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When Paul Hobbs (renowned for premium wines) ventured into the idea of “value labels” in 2000, some may have questioned his wisdom, but he was right on target, especially for Pinot Noir.  Now, 16 years later, with more land under cultivation and a lot more Pinot Noir available, this label is proving its worth.... Read More
Summer Cocktail Camp is Back!!

Summer Cocktail Camp is Back!

Posted on: July 5th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I typically spend far more time in the summer finding ways to entertain my kids, than trying to find something for myself to do. That is, of course, until the Summer Cocktail Camp schedule comes out and then it’s pretty much all about me! While I never went to summer camp as a kid,... Read More

Food Tourism and the Future

Posted on: June 30th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Vacation season is officially upon us and many are considering where to travel to during these overheated summer months. When you’re deciding on a destination, you may consider numerous things, including weather, location, and price. One aspect that’s become more critical to travelers, according to tourism professional Ali Al-Naama, is food and the concept... Read More
A Craft Beer Named American

A Craft Beer Named American

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

As you prepare to celebrate Independence Day, why not raise a fist with Rogue Ales. They have announced their 28th annual release of American Amber Ale, a craft beer dedicated to the Revolution and the second-ever beer created by Rogue’s brewmaster John Maier. Tawny amber in color with a toffee aroma and a delicate roasted... Read More
LOW & SLOW- BACKYARD BARBECUE TRENDS FOR SUMMER 2016

Low & Slow: Backyard Barbecue Trends for Summer 2016

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Pool parties, birthdays, and holidays are all cause to fire up the grill. The backyard barbecue is not immune to trends, so what can you expect for 2016? It looks like “low and slow” is the way to go this summer. More and more people are migrating to smoking as opposed to grilling. This... Read More
Not Your Father's Root Beer Float Recipe

Luci’s Adults Only Root Beer Float (& Recipe)

Posted on: June 28th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I spent the majority of my childhood in a small town. When I say small, I mean seriously small. Like population 1500 small. This little farming town had a town center and one restaurant (there are 4 now) that I can distinctly remember. There wasn’t a lot going on in town, but this restaurant was where... Read More

Hot Dog! Who is the king of toppings?

Posted on: June 28th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Planning to grill up some hot dogs this 4th of July? Did you know that Independence Day happens to be the most popular day for the frankfurter?Have you ever wondered which hot dog topping is the most popular? So many questions, so little time! Thankfully our friends at JJ’s Red Hots have some advice for... Read More
Campofiorin- Masi’s affordable yet complex red blend

Campofiorin: Masi’s affordable yet complex red blend

Posted on: June 21st, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you’ve ever spent much time in Venice, you already know that Italy’s northeastern Verona region is the source of countless vino surprises.  Even the house wines that they serve with lunch are memorable.  Remember looking around at all the full wineglasses?  Yep, that’s it, and all the time. Among the most popular of... Read More
Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc- Setting the pace for spice

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc: Setting the pace for spice

Posted on: June 10th, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

This is a sensory tale of tropical fruit, citrus, and spicy oak that incredibly leads right up to a big plate of Mexican food.  You may say, not so, a Margarita, Sangria, or a beer is the best mate for south of the border cuisine.  But in this case, a wine alternative may come... Read More
Feeling Depleted? Try this Homemade Electrolyte Drink!

Feeling Depleted? Try this Homemade Electrolyte Drink!

Posted on: June 9th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

If you find yourself out and about this summer, you will want to be prepared to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Our friends at Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics have shared their recipe for a homemade electrolyte drink that will not only keep you hydrated but it is more cost effective than some of the over-priced and over-sugared “sports... Read More

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