Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is a celebration and a release of all excesses before the Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras in New Orleans is more than just one day, it is a whole season with a series of parades from different krewes, or groups, winding through the city. Beads and other throws are thrown from the floats. You can catch beads, blinkies, toys, and even shoes. The official colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. Purple Represents Justice. Green Represents Faith. Gold Represents Power.
For those of us who cannot make to the Crescent City, here is a classic Mardi Gras menu with some wine suggestions for your party. Continue reading Food & Wine: Mardi Gras Menu
Valentine’s Day is all about sending clear and defined messages to those we love….
- In a new relationship? Keep the message basic and sweet
- Been married for years? Spice it up with something fun
- Asking out your latest crush? Time to be BOLD
Nothing says “Be Mine” more than a cleverly crafted wine label. If all else fails, you at least get to enjoy the wine! Here are our top 10 wines to give your loved one:
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Soup is one of the most satisfying and simple meals. Easy to make, it’s possible to have fresh homemade soup anytime, even on a weeknight. Here are a few recipes with some easy short cuts. Add some warm French bread, a big salad, and a lovely glass of wine, and you have a feast for a king.
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Grocery stores often have the strategic marketing technique of placing their alcohol selection near the check-out registers. On, say, a Monday morning, this would make little difference to me. But I don’t grocery shop on Monday mornings. I grocery shop when I’m out of food and I’m hungry, and for whatever cruel reason that tends to be at the end of a long day, usually a workday—the sort of day when dinner is much better complimented with wine or beer, rather than water. Continue reading Seeking value wine for the wine lover
Saturday, January 17th is International Italian Cuisine day. I thought we should blog about great food from the “old country”. While there are tons of great Italian dishes out there, I have been craving that specialty of northern Italy, risotto. Traditionally served as a first course, this creamy and delicious rice dish can work as a satisfying entrée.
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