Easter Wines

Anne Amie Cuvée A Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon
Anne Amie Cuvée A Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon $16.00
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Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France
Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France $24.00
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Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV
Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV $16.00
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Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA
Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA $28.00
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Wine Word of the Week: Phylloxera

June 22, 2016

Our latest Wine Word of the Week is phylloxera, a big word that refers to a tiny, sap-sucking root louse that loves to feast on the roots of vitis vinifera grapevines. By feeding on the grapevine however, the flow of nutrients to the plant is cut off, causing it to eventually die. Since the 1800’s, phylloxera’s predilection for these “vinifera” vines, which produce such well known wines as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, has had a devastating impact on the history of the world’s fine wine industry. Phylloxera was introduced to the vineyards of Europe in the mid 1800’s when two English botanists unknowingly brought back infected vine cuttings from America. Since the pesky louse originated in America, indigenous grapevines were naturally resistant. However, Europe’s vinifera vines had no natural protection and...

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Boozy Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

June 18, 2016

Whether Pop prefers liquor, wine or beer here are some fabulous boozy Father’s Day gift ideas sure to put a smile on his face: 1.) The Classic MANhattan: Dazzle Dad this Father’s Day with this manly, classic cocktail. Invented in Manhattan in the late 1800’s, this eponymous and utterly delicious drink only calls for three ingredients: American whiskey, Italian sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters. While a variety of whiskeys can be used including rye, bourbon and Canadian whiskey, we prefer Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon. Serve the Manhattan in a cocktail glass, garnished with a Maraschino cherry. While you can definitely use the bright, neon pink version, we really love the Luxardo Original Maraschino Cherries. These sweet, tart marasca cherries from Italy’s Veneto region are truly decadent and delicious! A Manhattan can also be served on the rocks in...

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Gnocchi Cooking Class with Chef Nick Morfogen

May 27, 2016

Despite my passion for cooking foods of all kinds, there are a few things I’ve never tried to make. Simply because certain dishes, usually beloved regional specialties, require great skill, technique and time to perfect. Out of respect for those who have mastered these skills, and also a little laziness on my part, I usually only enjoy these dishes when dining out. Until recently, gnocchi was definitely on that list. Lucky for me, however, Chef Nick Morfogen of 32 East here in Delray Beach kicked off his Summer cooking class series with these iconic Italian dumplings. Over the course of the evening, he gave a whole new spin to this previously daunting dish. The demonstration-style cooking class was held in...

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