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Petit Verdot Blackberry Wine Slushy

I love wine slushies, but my husband isn’t such a fan.  Most of the time they are too sweet for him, and he’d rather just have a glass of red.  So for Father’s Day, I wanted to create a slushy that wasn’t too sweet, and where the wine would really shine.  I came up with this Petit Verdot blackberry wine slushy, and he loves it!  There is only one added teaspoon of sugar, so the flavor of the wine comes through.  If you are looking for a wine slushy Dad will love, look no further. (more…)

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Cucumber Prosecco Rainbow Float

St Patrick’s Day is a hard one for wine lovers.  I mean, beer lovers rejoice in slamming back as many green beers as possible while downing bangers and mash.  But the wine lover?  Not so much.  Sure you can enjoy a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or perhaps a Grüner Veltliner from Austria, both may have grass and green herb notes.  But it’s not quite the same nor do they taste as good with corned beef like an ice-cold beer. So what’s a wine lover to do? (more…)

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Kalimotxo (Calimocho) Cocktail

I love hot dogs and if there was no such thing as cardiac arrest, I would eat them every day.  I don’t know when my love for hot dogs started but it has evolved over the years.  It starts with inhaling, I mean, eating dogs with ketchup and mustard and then as an adult, you add the relish and maybe some sauerkraut.  I was having a debate with a friend about hot dogs and which condiments were appropriate to add if you are a real hot dog enthusiast.  He said its all about the steamed dog and bun and never, ever, under any circumstances should you add ketchup.  He was so emphatic about it I was a little shocked; he was as serious about hot dogs as I was about wine.  But had he heard of a Kalimotxo? (more…)

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Raspberry Lime Lush Punch

Even though it’s January, the weather has been downright balmy here in the Pacific Northwest.  I’m a winter gal at heart and won’t lie when I say I wish it would rain.  Wine people like the miserable weather because it gives you an excuse to drink more wine and lay around.  Well, maybe not all wine people.  Maybe just me.  But anyway.  (more…)

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