Beverages

Say ” Spritz ” for Summer!

How to say “Summer” in Europe By John Rittmaster, Prima Vini, Walnut Creek Perched at a ringside table in the square in front of the Santo Spirito church in Florence, you’d ask your suave mustachioed waiter for ‘Il Spritz.’ 12 Euros per favore! On an old wooden bench overlooking the...

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A Look at Food / Wine Pairing

Choosing which wines to serve with meals is always a debate, with each person bringing their own experiences and preferences to the discussion. The traditional belief that you must serve white wine with chicken and fish or big red wines with meats is now challenged by the new wines being...

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Cooling off this Summer does not require a dip in the pool, but it does require some liquid refreshment. In order to beat the heat, think lighter and brighter. Save the cult Cabernet Sauvignon for when the weather takes a turn. Right now we are in prime time for the margarita, mojito, sangria, fizzy drinks and this Summers it cocktail—the Moscow Mule.

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As a veteran of many winters spent in places like New York, Vermont, Ontario, Canada and northern Japan, I was surprised just how cold I was this year right here in good old Northern California. Is my blood thinning as I age? Or am I just spoiled? Anyway, I’ve never been so happy to feel the warmth of spring as I am now.

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