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Wines of the Week: Bargains To Be Thankful For

Wines of the Week: Bargains To Be Thankful For

Around this time of year, the amount of entertaining we do becomes far more frequent.  And, of course, one wants to serve guests good wine, but who wants to spend...

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Thanksgiving Recipes: Maker’s Mark® Double-Nut Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving Recipes: Maker’s Mark® Double-Nut Pecan Pie

It’s the classic pecan pie made better with the addition of both chopped and whole pecans and a splash of both vanilla and Bourbon. Serve with Maker’s Mark®...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Tub Hopped Gin with Plum Spirits

George’s Rants and Raves: Tub Hopped Gin with Plum Spirits

Gin is gin is gin, but just maybe that may no longer be the case anymore. Gin is generally juniper flavored vodka with sometimes over a dozen other botanicals thrown...

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Seasonally Sensational Sips For Your Thanksgiving

Seasonally Sensational Sips For Your Thanksgiving

Gearing up for your Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family?  Here are a few seasonally sensational cocktail recipes for you and your guests to sip on as you...

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Winery of the Week: Valley of the Moon – Sonoma County, Ca

Winery of the Week: Valley of the Moon – Sonoma County, Ca

At Valley of the Moon, they don’t think of their wines as a commodity, simply bottles to be sold.  Instead, their philosophy is to craft wines that embody...

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Maple Cinnamon Chicken By Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz

Maple Cinnamon Chicken By Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz

When the sugar and spice of this simple chicken dish start to caramelize, a heavenly aroma floats through the house. Ground cinnamon adds unexpected warmth, and...

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Surreal Sensations at Dream Foundation 15th Dreamland Gala

Surreal Sensations at Dream Foundation 15th Dreamland Gala

Dream Foundation hosted its 15th Annual Dreamland Gala on Nov. 5 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara in an effort to raise awareness about the foundation’s...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Stranahan’s Single Malt Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Stranahan’s Single Malt Whiskey

Those Rocky Mountain highs just keep on coming. Actually, Stranahan’s pre-dates that other Rocky Mountain high by nine years as Stranahan’s was founded in Denver...

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Wines of the Week: Vivacious Vinho Verde

Wines of the Week: Vivacious Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde wines aren’t actually green, despite what their name might imply to some. They’re “green” in that they are young wines, but even at their...

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Making The Season Bright at the Four Seasons Biltmore

Making The Season Bright at the Four Seasons Biltmore

Executive Sous Chef Emmanuel Calderon who was recently on staff as a at Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort near Puerto Vallarta is now working in tandem with Italian...

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