Everything You Need to Know About Pairing Chocolate with Wine

Some things are just better together. It’s hard to find two delicacies that are more widely loved than gourmet chocolate and fine wine. As fortune would have it, these two indulgences can come together to create some of the best food and drink pairings. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and love is meant to…

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Never Let Your Drink Get Cold Again (or Keep It Cold!)

We’ve all heard it before: it’s the simple pleasures in life. An ice cold drink on a hot day. A warm mug of coffee on a chilly morning. A beautiful glass sitting just so on the table, as you ponder life in between sips. In the same way, little things can detract from the moment—like…

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Homemade Infusions to Take Your Cuisine to the Next Level

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference—a hint of tarragon in the background of a velvety cream sauce, a note of grapefruit peel in the chocolate tart after dinner. We often find ourselves enraptured by these small gestures in our food, and when we return from the restaurant, we ask ourselves, “How…

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5 Ways to Use Your Stemless Wine Glasses

Stemless wine glasses—we’ve all seen and held them. These unfussy vessels have a functional charm and everyday appeal. While stemmed wine glasses have a timeless beauty, they can also become top-heavy when full of your favorite vino. If the party is lively, tablespace is limited or pets and younger guests are about, you may find you…

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4 Clever Twists on New Year’s Eve Bubbles

While sticking to tradition has a nostalgic charm we can take pride in, too much of the same can leave us wanting something more. Sometimes just a small departure from the norm—a reinterpretation of a classic—can bring new satisfaction to something tried and true. Champagne toasts on New Year’s Eve have become a standard. This…

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Store and Serve Brandied Fruits in Style (Recipe Included!)

As the weather turns chilly and the seasons shift, so do our palates. Light meals are exchanged for heartier fare and preserved specialties. If this is your time of the year—great! Either way, we’ve got a few delicious ideas to carry you through. Canning has always been a great way to preserve the harvest and…

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Grab These Affordable Splurge Wines for the Holidays

It’s that time again. The holidays are here! ‘Tis the season, and odds are good you’ll be busier than a bee in summer from now until New Year’s. With gifts, travel, special foods and more, your bank account has probably been busy, too. So what do you do when you’re already spending a lot of…

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Reds Are Back: 4 Inspiring Autumn Wines You Need to Try

Fall is here! For some, that means pumpkin spice everything. For others, it’s a time to welcome red wines back onto the table, and into the glass. Although red wine can be appreciated any time of year, the colder months are when the robust flavors and rich tannins shine alongside hearty meals and warming fireplaces.…

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