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Fizzy Fun for the Holiday Season

Fizzy Fun for the Holiday Season

Let the festivities begin! The Thanksgiving holiday starts off weeks of merriment punctuated by twinkling lights, sparkly dresses, epic feasts and large amounts of presents, culminating in a raucous celebration to welcome the New Year.   Sparkling wine is the unofficial beverage of this season, and why not? The bubbles perfectly capture the season’s joy […]

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Fall Wine Pairings

Fall Wine Pairings

If you thought Autumn was the perfect time to transition from white to red wines, you’d be wrong.   Surprised?   I was!   Here’s the story: Last week, Chef Danielle Fragala – a friend and colleague – presented me with the above menu for her fall-themed party and asked for wine pairing suggestions. No […]

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Fall Entertaining Guide & Menu

Fall Entertaining Guide & Menu

As a personal chef, of Your Culinary Experience, Inc., for over ten years I have been creating dinner parties for so many clients that I thought it would be fun to finally have a party for my friends to kick off my most favorite season…Autumn!   There is something about the crisp air and blue […]

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Pairing Rose Wine

Pairing Rose Wine

Rosé is a surprisingly perfect wine with food.  It’s acidity and easy flavors make it quite versatile with a range of foods and courses, from hors d’oeuvres to desserts and much in-between.  The best matches vary with the style of wine, so here are some guidelines:   Dry Rosé   This wine loves fish, fish […]

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Making Rose Wine

Making Rose Wine

The origin of most wines is usually pretty murky.  For example, it is likely that the ancient Greeks drank rosé wine, as records show they had a practice of diluting red wine with water.  But was it really rosé, or just watery red wine?   What we do know is that by 125 BC, when […]

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