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29 March, 2017

From Wine to William Tell Cider: The Scotto Brothers Can Juice!

From Wine to William Tell Cider: The Scotto Brothers Can Juice!
Posted in : Cider, Mead, Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris on by : The Gourmez
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If you’re wondering if I meant that post title to be a pun, wonder no longer— The pun works on so many levels, I couldn’t resist! Of course, your appreciation of my cleverness may be enhanced if you have some background information on Scotto Cellars, a fifth-generation, Lodi-based winemaking family that has climbed out of
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24 March, 2015

WOATS Oatsnack

WOATS Oatsnack
Comments : 3 Posted in : Food, Product Reviews on by : The Gourmez
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WOATS Oatsnack, widely available at a supermarket near you, came to be when its founder, Justin Anderson, discovered the ancient enmity between granola and braces. As each WOATS bag will tell you, young Justin set out to make a softer oat treat and succeeded wildly, starting his own company at the age of 16. WOATS
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13 June, 2012

Cocobon 2010 Red Wine

Posted in : Other Red Blends, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Cocobon 2010 Red Wine California   This is one of those wines I selected based on the label design, and I’m not ashamed. Look at how pretty that brown and beige label is! I love it. The taste ends on mildly sweetened cranberries, and it starts with milk chocolate and pomegranate seeds. Those fruit flavors
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23 May, 2012

Revelation Cabernet-Merlot 2010

Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Revelation Cabernet-Merlot 2010 Pays D’Oc, France This French blend comes across like a Spanish wine with plenty of spice in nice proportions. Those Spaniards can go overboard sometimes, so the balance is appreciated. The fruit is lovely, bright and young with raspberry and champagne grapes prominently featured. A bit of tobacco lends depth, and the
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23 December, 2011

The Olivia @ West End Wine Bar

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Tasting Rooms in Durham - NC on by : The Gourmez
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The Olivia West End Wine Bar West Village, Durham Website $9   I love when bars creatively mix and match their spirits to come up with unique combinations you’d never expect. The Olivia had one of those descriptions I just had to try; Sauza hornitos tequila with the flowery St. Germain, sour mix, and cranberry
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26 October, 2011

Gaetano D’Aquino Chianti 2010

Posted in : Chianti, Red Wine, Uncategorized on by : The Gourmez
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Gaetano D’Aquino Chianti 2010 Italy Normally, I’m a big fan of chianti because it’s mellow in a way that it makes mellow seem like an art form. This one’s not there. It smells sharply herbal with a tart berry undercurrent of currant or cranberry. It’s tart on drinking, too. There’s almost a fizz to it,
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28 March, 2011

Tokyo Punch @ Shiki Sushi, Durham

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Brandy, Spirits, Vodka on by : The Gourmez
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Tokyo Punch Shiki Sushi Southwest Durham $7.75 Tokyo Punch was a lovely surprise for this cosmopolitan lover. Most people might assume that a cocktail made with vodka, cranberry, Midori, and brandy would be awfully similar to a cocktail made with vodka, cranberry, lime, and triple sec, but I somehow missed the connection between the two
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12 January, 2011

Tres Pinos 2009 Red Wine

Posted in : Other Red Blends, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Tres Pinos 2009 Red Wine San Luis Obispo, CA This wine is from my stomping grounds, though I didn’t know much about wine back when I stomped there (that’s only been marginally improved). There is a sharp cranberry smell followed by the lush scent of fresh, moist dirt—a great nose, as far as I’m concerned.
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4 October, 2010

TLC Martini @ the Wild Turkey Lounge

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC, Vodka on by : The Gourmez
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The TLC Martini Wild Turkey Lounge at the Angus Barn Raleigh Website $8.25 (I think) The Wild Turkey Lounge is the upstairs bar at the Angus Barn. It used to be the cigar lounge, but I imagine it’s actually doing much better business without the cigar smoking. It’s definitely got that barn feeling, and with
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31 August, 2010

Absente Minded @ Posta Tuscan Grille

Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : The Gourmez
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Absente Minded Posta Tuscan Grille, Raleigh Website $12 The Absente Minded cocktail, which I tried at the Triangle Foodie Tweetup held last week at Posta Tuscan Grille, was a delightful, satisfying, smooth cocktail. I enjoyed it so much that night that I came back the next one for another before heading to the Adam Lambert
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