You’re at the wine store and the end of aisle promotional display looms before you. An eye-catching label, a close-out sale price, or an unfamiliar varietal, you find a few new bottles to try. Cocktail hour arrives and it’s time to open one of your much-anticipated acquisitions. Pouring, swirling, sniffing, and sipping culminates with sadContinue reading “When Life Hands You Crappy Wine, Make Sangria!”
Two for $20 sounds more like a sale at a cheap clothing store than my local liquor store. For me, two bottles of wine for $20 is much more exciting than 100% cotton crew neck T-shirts in an assortment of spring colors.
After trying several different recipes, we determined that we like our sangria made with rum instead of brandy. Our standard recipe is: 8 oz. wine 4 oz. triple sec 2 oz. rum 2 oz. orange juice 2 oz. sweetened lemon juice Add fresh fruit if you are feeling fancy. Served over ice, this recipe yieldsContinue reading “Summer Sangria with Rum”
Living in a climate of cold winters and hot summers, we find our food and wine changing with the seasons as well. Summer is abundant with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables; tomatoes, corn, eggplant, squash, beans, and juicy ripe peaches. What better way to enjoy the raw crispness of summer vegetables than salad. TontonContinue reading “Main Course Summer Salad”