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George’s Rants and Raves: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch

Just when you get used to Scotch having unpronounceable names that no one can even spell, along comes Monkey Shoulder Scotch. This is not some Johnny come lately...

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Wines of the Week: Barra & Girasole Vineyards – Mendocino County, Ca

Wines of the Week: Barra & Girasole Vineyards – Mendocino County, Ca

Just north of Ukiah in Mendocino County, California, Charlie Barra grows grapes, and he’s got a little bit of experience. This year, he’ll complete his 71st...

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Catalina Island: A Pacific Playground

Catalina Island: A Pacific Playground

Just 22 miles off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island has long been regarded as a Pacific paradise where families, romantics, adventurers and business...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Wild Docta and Wild Sit Russ

George’s Rants and Raves: Wild Docta and Wild Sit Russ

Did you ever wonder who in the hell those 4 out of 5 scientists are who one week inform you that coffee will kill you and then that very following week tell you...

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Cooking with Ellen: Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

Cooking with Ellen: Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

I started out with a goal this year. I wanted to completely change the way I cooked for my family, so I set myself a goal. I was going to identify 15 winning recipes...

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“Shush” the Summer Heat with these Shandy Slush Cocktails

“Shush” the Summer Heat with these Shandy Slush Cocktails

We’re in the midst of summer and the occasion encourages one to sit back and relax, whether it’d be with a refreshing beverage or just a mental refresher. ...

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Wines of the Week:  Awesome Albariño for Under $20

Wines of the Week: Awesome Albariño for Under $20

Rías Baixas is renowned for the Albariño grape, an indigenous variety that produces some of the world’s foremost white wines. Located in the Galicia region of...

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Ratskeller Munchen: Bavarian History in the Heart of Munich

Ratskeller Munchen: Bavarian History in the Heart of Munich

On August 25th 1867 the first foundation stone was laid for this honorable venue, and on August 1st 1874 the Ratskeller opened its doors for the first time. Since...

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Savor Idaho 2016: Paint ‘n Sip Enhances the Show at Idaho’s Premier Wine Event

Savor Idaho 2016: Paint ‘n Sip Enhances the Show at Idaho’s Premier Wine Event

We were happy to attend the Eighth Annual Savor Idaho at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. It was a beautiful sunny and slightly cooler June day which made it...

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Upgrade Your Summer Cocktails with Mint

Upgrade Your Summer Cocktails with Mint

Sip your way into summer and soak up the sun with a refreshing and minty cocktail. Mint based cocktails have been around since the beginning, but this summer we...

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