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Best Friend or Beast? Tannat Wines

Inspired by my recent podcast episode, this month I am unveiling a lesser known red wine grape called Tannat. Although the name corresponds to its strong tannins, winemakers can and often do mellow down Tannat wines.  The wine’s intense tannins are softened by either…

March 9, 2018
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Find The White Wine You Weren’t Looking For

When I find a versatile white wine like the Groundwork Grenache Blanc that challenges how committed wine-drinkers view an unknown grape, I think it’s write worthy. The new year demands change and a willingness to be open to new experiences. Even if you’re not…

January 5, 2018
Cocktails The Next Round

Cranberry Daiquiris For a Crowd

Whenever we throw a party, our guests count on a theme, and the winter holidays are no exception. Holiday traditions are primed for continuity, which, for me, is what themes are all about. They provide us with a motif, a staple pattern without which…

November 23, 2012
Cocktails The Next Round

Doc Roger’s Lemon Drop Martini

Refreshing lemon juice and a good dose of Cointreau make a new twist in this variation on a theme of what can go into a martini glass. The Lemon Drop Martini, perennially popular and oh-so-potent. 3/4 shot* good quality vodka 1/4 shot Cointreau 1/2…

November 21, 2012
Irish technique
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Black and Tan

A black and tan is a light lager with a stout poured on top. As Dr. K. is Irish, that means Harp Lager and Guinness Stout. Fill the glass halfway with the lager, tilting the glass as you pour to minimize the foam. You…

November 13, 2010