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What Are Some Popular Gift Wines?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:27:09 AM America/New_York

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When it comes to giving wine as a gift, it can be easy to get confused. No two wine lovers have the same taste, so you are stuck with several questions. Would they prefer white to red? Would they prefer bitter to sweet? Would they prefer fruity to dry? With these questions in mind, you can read on below to find out what some of the most popular wines people like to receive for gifts are today.

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Posted in Wine & Liquor Gifts By Beth Anne Jackson

What Are the Best Ways to Wrap a Wine Gift?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:53:46 AM America/New_York

There are many different occasions where people give wine as a gift. Whether it is a bottle of wine for a new father or a Christmas present for the special woman in your life, you don't want to go with just dull wrapping paper and a bow. A good red or white wine is meant to be savored, so the package that wine comes in should be savored as well. Whether you're buying red wine or white wine, the wrapping can really make your gift stand out.

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Posted in Wine Basics Wine & Liquor Gifts By Beth Anne Jackson

Stuck on Gift Ideas? Grab Wine Online!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:32:04 AM America/New_York

 

Are you having trouble finding that perfect gift for your loved one or long lost friend? Stop worrying! Purchasing a bottle of wine online is not only convenient, wine makes an ideal gift to give to anyone.

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Posted in Wine & Liquor Gifts By Beth Anne Jackson

How to Select the Best Wine Gift

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 8:39:50 AM America/New_York

Choose the best wine gift for your upcoming event. 

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Posted in Wine & Liquor Gifts By Beth Anne Jackson

Matching wine with food in the right way

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:57:00 PM America/New_York

Having a meal with good company, a pleasant atmosphere and a glass of good wine cannot go wrong. It is true that sometimes people tend to drink a little bit more than they should when they are enjoying a fine wine. However, real gourmands who love to keep their sense of taste with refined tastes on every meal should definitely keep an eye of what kind of wine they will drink during the meal. It can be a fun pairing exercise to do this, too.

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Posted in Food & Drink Pairings By Beth Anne Jackson

Top 5 Whiskey Cocktails Everyone Should Know

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00:00 PM America/New_York

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Although a few creative concoctions have surfaced over the years, sometimes it’s best to stick with the classics. We present to you the top whiskey cocktails that every connoisseur, professional or recreational, should know.

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Posted in Cocktail Recipes By citywinecellar

How to Choose a Wine on a Budget

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:00:00 PM America/New_York

 

Drinking glass with saved moneyAre you going to an event where you’re not sure you need to bring a gift, or just looking to jazz up some leftovers without cutting into your date night wine supply? There are plenty of times in life when a bottle of wine sounds like a great idea, but you don’t want to shell out a lot of cash for an expensive tipple.

 

Luckily, there’s plenty of wine, even imported wine, available today that is easy on both the palate and the pocketbook. How can a concerned consumer figure out which wine will taste best for less?

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Irish Whiskey Wars - Irish or Scotch?

Monday, May 26, 2014 8:00:00 PM America/New_York

Jameson barrelsWe’re aware of the distinct differences between Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky, the least of which is the addition or subtraction of the letter e in the name. Irish whiskey has a much softer taste and lacks some of the characteristic smoke flavor that some Scotch whisky has in abundance.

Still, there are some very apparent differences between Irish whiskies, and those are definitely worth looking into. Let’s investigate a little of the history of the top Irish whiskies, Jameson and Bushmills, and see why each whiskey has its own fierce supporters.

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Posted in Whiskey By citywinecellar

Raise Your Glass: The Best Wines for Celebrating

Sunday, May 25, 2014 8:00:00 PM America/New_York

Champagne in ice bucked with glasses and roseCelebrating an anniversary? A new job? Getting ready for summer, Graduation Day or just “I feel great” day? For many, the act of celebrating is synonymous with the popping cork of a champagne bottle.

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The Perfect Bloody Mary

Friday, May 23, 2014 8:00:00 PM America/New_York

If there’s one cocktail that we love, it’s the Bloody Mary. This classic drink goes perfectly with a Sunday breakfast orBloody mary poster brunch, and it’s an excellent accompaniment while watching a football game.

The origin of this cocktail is murky. Some claim a bartender in Paris first created the drink in 1921, while others attribute its invention to a bartender at New York’s 21 Club in the 1930s. Regardless of its inception, the Bloody Mary has consistently been a top seller at bars (and brunches) around the world for years.

As always, recipes for this drink vary widely, but the crux of the combination of ingredients is certainly the tomato juice and vodka. We’ll let you in on our secret list of added spices and flavors so that you too can create our favorite Bloody Mary.

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