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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 79

Today’s words come to us from America’s first President, George Washington.  I grew up just a stone’s throw from Mount Vernon, George’s home and estate.  Although,

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A Brotzeit for Deutschland

There are some very happy Germans in my house right now — a tremendous game by Die Mannschaft!  My kids are going to sleep in their Deutschland jerseys tonight

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Death in the Afternoon

Absinthe, or The Green Fairy, has a reputation as a naughty drink with hallucinogenic superpowers.  I wouldn’t be surprised if The Green Fairy turned up as a super-villain

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It’s Lillet Time!

Lillet . . . it’s pronounced Lee-LAY.  The T is silent.  Why?  Because it’s French, silly. Cocktail culture is surging in popularity lately (thank you,

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Armchair Sommelier Wine Tasting Guide

Spice up your next party with our FREE wine tasting guide! Learn what to look, smell, and taste for while appreciating your favorite bottle. We’ve also included a printable tasting notes template and a tasting wheel.