Choosing Wine on a First Date

First dates are nerve wracking enough without having to worry about what wine to choose to impress your new friend! One of the great things about wine on a date is that one bottle is a defined amount, normally about five glasses. If shared equally it is unlikely that you will fall off your chair drunk after half a bottle of wine! However, there are some other social sins that can be committed whilst choosing wine on a date. Getting Started First, you need to decide whether you want white, ...
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Posted on September 3rd, 2015

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Have a little fun with your plain ole cheesecake by adding some yummy chocolate chips. Another great way to use our favorite chocolate morsels. Crust 1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs 3 tablespoons margarine, melted Filling 3 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup flour 3 eggs cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate pieces Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees ...
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Posted on September 2nd, 2015

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Enjoy the old-fashioned goodness of apple, cinnamon, and graham crackers with the creamy vanilla flavor of cheesecake. Destined to become a family favorite. Crust 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons sugar teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup margarine, melted Filling 2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened cup sugar 2 eggs teaspoon vanilla Topping 4 cups thin peeled apple slices 1/3 cup sugar teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine crumbs, sugar, ...
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Posted on September 1st, 2015

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Lime sherbet adds an exciting, taste-bud tingling twist to the traditional flavored milkshake. ¼ cup milk 1 scoop lime sherbet 1 scoop vanilla ice cream handful of ice cubes Directions Blend all ingredients together in blender until smooth. About the author: © Donna Monday Easy to make – Fun to drink http://www.1st-milkshake-n-smoothie-recipes.com
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Posted on August 31st, 2015

Wine Tasting in Yountville

The Napa Valley is world renowned for its food and wine. Boasting some of the best wineries and restaurants in America, tourists flock to Napa to experience its rustic elegance. Among the small towns that comprise the Napa Valley, Yountville is quickly gaining the reputation as one of the premier destinations. Founded by George Yount in 1836, Yountville is one of Napa's most storied towns. Its rich history has provided the building blocks for the success of this bustling community. ...
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Posted on August 30th, 2015

Planning wine for your party.

b>Planning a Party with Wine. Entertaining can be a stressful event, but one way to ensure a good for everyone including yourself is to plan ahead. By taking care of as many details in advance, you will have time to enjoy your company and take care of the few unexpected things that arise. One area that is especially easy to plan in advance is buying and serving wine. What to buy. What types and varieties of wine you purchase and offer will depend on what type of event you are hosting. If you ...
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Posted on August 29th, 2015

Wine and Onion Bisque Spring Mix Salad with

Soup and Salad is a common summer lunch menu. Try something new serve soup and salad for as a winter lunch or brunch. Here is a bisque and salad combination that make a good choice for a winter soup and salad. Wine and Onion Bisque 5 Cups Vegetable Stock 2 Cups Dry White Wine 1 Tbs Dill weed 1 tsp Dried Savory 2 Carrots, peeled and chopped 4 Cups Onions, pealed and chopped Salt to taste Pepper to taste In a large stock pot bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 ...
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Posted on August 28th, 2015

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Cherry lovers! Here’s a quick and easy milkshake just for you. cup milk cup whipped cream 2 tablespoons cherry juice cup ice Directions Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. About the author: © Donna Monday Easy to make – Fun to drink http://www.1st-milkshake-n-smoothie-recipes.com
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Posted on August 27th, 2015

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While this recipe shares the same name as the famous cocktail drink, there’s no alcohol in this version, just the luscious flavors of vanilla ice cream and fresh peaches, with a splash of orange juice. 4 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 cup fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and cut 1 cup cold orange juice 2 strawberries (for garnish only) Directions Combine ice cream, peaches, and orange juice in mixer. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with strawberries. About the author: © Donna ...
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Posted on August 26th, 2015

Sherry - a wine of tradition

A fortified wine from Andalusia produced only in and around the town of Jerez in the Cadiz region. The Spanish producers have since registered the Sherry / Jerez / Xeres name and will prosecute anyone else in the world trying to use it. It is thought that Jerez has exported wines since at least Roman times. Today Sherry accounts for the largest portion of Spain's wine exports, reaching no less than fifty countries and making superb profits for the winery owners. The wine attained ...
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Posted on August 25th, 2015