Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 28

Spirit of the Week – Naughty Cow Chocolate Milk

They keep coming up with different after dinner drinks, and this creamy liqueur is very well balanced. The chocolate flavor is married with Vodka and milk to make you think of the days when you were a child enjoying cold chocolate milk…..but this one is for adults only. Try serving this after dinner to please …

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Nov 26

Wine Of The Week – 2010 Puydeval

What a blend…..Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot. This French beauty is a rich, intense red that screams ” Decant Me!! ” Dark fruit and deep tannins makes this a stew or Sunday roast kind of wine. Every year it receives high ratings, and this 2010 is no different. The cold winter is upon us, so …

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Nov 23

Spirit Of The Week – Kutskova Vodka

Russian Vodka has never been better or smoother….. Twice distilled and five times filtered makes this very clean with a light toffee nose. You can blend this vodka, but I prefer it neat in a martini. Warm up your winter with a vodka blast from the freezer. Price: $14.00

Nov 20

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Did you come to our fun wine tasting last week to benefit the NYS Blues Fest? It was a GREAT party – we even had live music! – and one of the dips we made got rave reviews:   This is one of the easiest dip recipes on the planet, made with just 3 ingredients …

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Nov 19

2010 Josephine Dubois Pinot Noir

Sometimes you want to start a wine dinner off with something elegant and light like this French Pinot Noir.   Some good, soft cheese or pate with crusty bread should be served with this balanced wine. Light acidity and a soft brick color are signs that this wine has seen some oak but not too …

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Nov 14

Spirit Of The Week – Arran Port Cask Finished Single Malt Scotch

We recently had a scotch tasting at Frankie’s Piccolo Bistro, and Ed Kohl did a great job with it. One stunning single malt we tasted was the Port Finished Arran’s. Dried fruits, hazelnuts and the sweetness of mandarin oranges flow over the nose, and the hint of flavor from the Port cask is faint and …

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Nov 12

Wine Of The Week – 2009 Riondo Rosso

The Corvino grape blended with Rodinella makes this Italian red VERY drinkable. The Veneto region is famous for producing products that are very easy drinking and good food wines. Try this with some homemade pasta or some sausage from Gianelli. Price: $13.00

Nov 08

Spiced Carrot Apple Soup with Fresh Mint

Now is the time for fall flavors and what could be better than apples and carrots? INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped white onion 1 1/4 pounds carrots, diced 3 3/4 cups low salt chicken broth 3/4 cup diced apple 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger 4 1/2 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, …

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Nov 07

Spirit Of The Week – Greenall’s London Gin

Since 1761 this juniper nosed gin has been made in London. Dry and tangy, it makes a great martini or mixed with Fevertree Tonic a sassy G+T (Gin and Tonic.  Dry London gin is famous, and this gin is a perfect example of the classic. Try some, or turn your friends on to it and …

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Nov 05

Wine Of The Week – 2011 Amrita Cuvee

This cuvee or blend from Oregon has a spritz to it making it perfect for a mid-day Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone loves a celebration type wine at the holidays and this one will work perfectly….good fruity nose from a little Chenin Blanc grape and a dry finish from the Pinot Blanc – take the celebration up …

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