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George’s Rants and Raves: Khortytsa Platinum Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Khortytsa Platinum Vodka

I don’t know if it’s just me, but have you noticed the deluge of really good, really inexpensive vodkas that have been washing up on our shores lately? For that...

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Los Arroyos Restaurant: Home to Fine Mexican Food & Hospitality

Los Arroyos Restaurant: Home to Fine Mexican Food & Hospitality

During what seems the rainiest week in history in Santa Barbara I spent an afternoon with local restaurateur Tony Arroyo, who began his restaurant dynasty in the...

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Wines of the Week: Bargain Pinot Noir

Wines of the Week: Bargain Pinot Noir

People often pay a premium for Pinot, and it is true that for a really stellar bottle, one has to be willing to shell out a pretty penny. But, for everyday drinking,...

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Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

Making this recipe requires getting some poultry shears and removing the backbone of the chicken. That way you can flatten the chicken out in the pan. This method...

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Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Becomes a “Doctor Zhivago” Winter Scene

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Becomes a “Doctor Zhivago” Winter Scene

The 2017 New Year brought some challenging weather conditions to the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey that were met with style by Ralph Radtke and his...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Delicious Cocktails

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Delicious Cocktails

Don’t forget! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we have delicious cocktails recipes, made with an array of spirits for you to create and toast to...

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails: Sip something more interesting than champagne

Valentine’s Day Cocktails: Sip something more interesting than champagne

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the world’s #1 Islay Single Malt whisky, has the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration ideas for the love in you life, whether...

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Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

We continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less.  So add them to your shopping list, scoff at those...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Cazadores Tequila Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and Extra Anejo

George’s Rants and Raves: Cazadores Tequila Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and Extra Anejo

Cazadores produces 4 tequilas and today we get to sample a taste of each. This is not to say that they produce 4 totally different tequilas because they all start...

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Amy Sherman’s Paprika Fries

Amy Sherman’s Paprika Fries

Just because you are on a diet or watching your figure, doesn’t mean that you can’t love what you eat! So, we wanted to share a healthy yet flavorful twist on...

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