The 144th Kentucky Derby Saturday

Saturday, May 5,  America and the world will be glued to their TV sets to watch the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby was first run in 1875 and was witnessed by roughly 10,000 people. The first race was run on a 1 1/2 mile course that was quickly changed to 1 1/4 miles the next year in 1876 and remains...

The Game – 52nd Super Bowl

It’s here! No typical Sunday Funday this week, no way, it’s Super Sunday. Just two years ago we celebrated the milestone 50th Super Bowl. While the viewers did not break a record, it was the third most watched Super Bowl in history. One’s 52nd birthday may not get quite the attention of the 50th but this year the movement is growing for the day following the...

Wine Gift Recommendations – 2017

Where do we start with wine recommendations and just as important – where does it end? Wine, like food, is a matter of taste. Luckily we have so many wines to choose from made in a wide array of styles and offered at prices from modest to absurd. Do yourself a favor and take on pass on the absurdly prices wines. This year I...

Hanukkah: Celebrating Miracles

In 2017, Hanukkah is celebrated December 12 through December 20. Festival of Lights – no somber celebrating here with a holiday titled this way, not when two miracles are commemorated. Eight days of celebrating, lighting of candles, foods fried in oil are all elements of the holiday you may be familiar with. Hanukkah means “dedication” or “rededication”. The ancient Israelites were victorious over the Syrian...

Spirits Gift Recommendations – 2017

Are you waiting until the last minute to do your holiday gift buying? You’re not alone. Last-minute shoppers represented 36 percent of the overall total. If you are among the many who have not completed their holiday shopping we have assembled a few, straightforward gifts ideas for you. Here is our spirits recommendations sorted by type: Brandy Christian Drouin XO Calvados, Pays d’Auge Christian...

Serving Beverages on Thanksgiving

Pairing wine with your Thanksgiving dinner, whether it be traditional fare or your own twist, is always a challenge. Roasted turkey is straightforward enough but the table is often filled with a wide range of flavors. Do yourself a favor and skip considering the sickening sweet dishes that find their way to the table when considering wine pairings. Nothing will pair well with candied...

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