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Christmas Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet
Match It: Here’s Your Holiday Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

Whether you’re serving tamales or turkey, pozole or pecan pie, Christmas food and wine pairing is about to become as easy as click, save and print! This holiday pairing cheat sheet has you covered with classic grapes and lesser-known varietals to add some serious wine flair to your fiestas navideñas. We've even given you a head start by highlighting some of the recipes from our kitchen that might work well with these selections. 

 


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5 Wine Pairings for a Día de los Muertos Feast

Mezcal and tequila aren't the only options.


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Latin Beer Cocktails
Viva La Cerveza! Celebrate Oktoberfest with Latin Beer Cocktails

Ask the average person to name a Latin beer and chances are they’ll rattle off one of the “Big Five”: Corona, Pácifico, Dos Equis, Tecate, Modelo. Get ready to expand your Latin beer repertoire with a new wave of Latin microbrews that are conquering American palates, one frosty mug at a time.

Watch: How to Make Mexican Beer Cocktails [Video]


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Six Rules for Storing Wine
To Chill or Not to Chill? Simple Tips for Wine Storage

You’ve come back from a wine country weekend with a couple of cases of vino. Your challenge: find a place to stash your wine. The good news is you don’t have to have a private wine cellar to protect and preserve your investment. Wherever you decide to keep it, these six wine storage basics can be implemented for little to no cost.


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Pucker Up: Bitters 101
Better Bitters: Why the Classic Cocktail Ingredient is Making a Comeback!

If you’ve ever made a Pisco Sour, you know that one of the signature ingredients is Angostura Bitters. But have you ever stopped and wondered what bitters are? Sure, they make you pucker up, but what are they made of, how are they used, and how do they mix up in cocktails? Read on for your intro guide to bitters


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Not Your Abuelita's Sherry: the 411 on Fortified Wine

There was a time when sugary-sweet sherry was the drink of choice for your abuelita. Not anymore! Today, dry and sweet sherries are making a comeback at trendy restaurants and hot new bars as a cocktail ingredient.

“We’ve seen a renewed interest in fortified wines,” said Justin Maas, mixologist at The Forge restaurant and wine bar in Miami Beach. “In our current reconstruction of our signature cocktail list, a few recipes will include fortified wines as a key component."


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Summer Sips: Refreshing Whites from Argentina and Spain
Lighten Up: White Wines of Argentina & Spain

This summer, sip on something new, a refreshing white wine from Argentina or Spain. Let's face it, whether it’s a scarlet dress or a crimson pout, the color red commands attention.


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What Wine Where: Mencía
What Wine Where: Mencía

Spanish wine is not all about Garnacha and Tempranillo. These days, lesser-known varietals are gaining worldwide recognition as young winemakers try new variations on the wines grown by their forefathers.


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What Wine Where: Carmenère
What Wine Where: Carmenère

Only Pablo Neruda could look at a glass of wine and see the curves of a woman’s body. We can only speculate, but it’s possible Neruda was sipping a glass of Carmenère while composing the lines of his wildly romantic poem, “Ode to Wine.”


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