Category Archives: Rosé Wine

More on craft beer vs. wine

I’ve written a couple of posts about craft beer over the past few months, and you’d probably thought I’d put it to bed. After all, this is a blog about wine…But a couple of things happened that made me think … Continue reading

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What’s the point, anyway?

I’ve had conversations with a lot of people about resolutions lately. Whether they have them, whether it’s realistic to make them, and what drives people to torture themselves by making them in the first place. It’s probably too ambitious to … Continue reading

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Let us give thanks for rosés this November 28th

Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together.  Everyone tries to put differences aside and think of the things for which he or she is grateful and bask in good company. Those differences don’t have to be political … Continue reading

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A Cool Idea for Leftover Pasta

Usually when we have pasta left over we’ll make a baked pasta dish by layering the cooked pasta in a baking dish with marinara sauce, cottage or ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and whatever cooked vegetables or meat we have on hand.  … Continue reading

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Be thankful we’re not Pilgrims and can make this cocktail

There’s a lot of advice out there on what to drink on Thanksgiving.  We of course think you should be drinking wine with your meal.  Thanksgiving food is a tough pairing for a single wine, since the meal is a … Continue reading

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The Real Showdown: Sweet Potatoes vs Yams

Sorry.  It’s not Republicans vs Democrats or even boxers vs briefs …  it’s sweet potatoes vs yams!  Do you know the difference?  It’s confusing, I know, when they are even mislabeled at the grocery store.  But, trust me, a sweet potato … Continue reading

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Secret Ingredient: Smoked Spanish Paprika

Smoked Paprika (pimenton), made in Spain from smoked, ground pimento peppers can be found in varying intensities from sweet and mild (dulce) bittersweet medium hot (agridulce) and hot (picante). Smoked Spanish paprika is nothing like the relatively bland traditional Hungarian paprika you get … Continue reading

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First Vine News Roundup

It has been a while since I wrote with news about First Vine and our wines.  So this week I have a few items to share. In This Case, You Can Judge a Wine by its Label When I think … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Shrimp (sorta) Scampi

You’ve really got to hand it to Safeway; they run some awesome specials! This week (2/22 – 2/28), you can buy wild caught Extra Jumbo raw Gulf shrimp for $9.99/pound, which is $6.00/pound off their usual price. What to do … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Cruciferous Vegetables

One of the joys of city living  (especially in a walkable community like Capitol Hill) are the treasures you can find in the street, up for grabs.  On any given weekend day I’ll pass a handful of houses with various pieces … Continue reading

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