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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

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Sips for Spring: Wines for Easter and Passover

The spring holidays are almost here bringing the opportunity to reflect, renew, and sit down with family and friends for our first festival meal of the season. Whether you celebrate with a glistening ham, a roasted pork, a beautiful turkey, or a savory brisket, what you serve along side of it is equally as important. Here, a roundup of our top wine picks for Easter and Passover dinners. Enjoy.


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End of Winter: Wines and Stews Main
End of Winter: Wines and Stews

The days are getting longer and the groundhog may have predicted an early spring, but let’s face it, winter isn’t over until it’s really over. If you’re itching to make one more one-pot meal for your family and friends, now is the time to do it. Go ahead, pull out your biggest Le Creuset or cast iron Dutch oven and cook up a chili, guisado, or stew that will keep them singing your praises until primavera has really sprung.   


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Why Spanish Cava Should Be Your New Favorite Wine

As Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts turn to romance, including quiet dinners for two and special gifts. Everybody knows the old adage, “All that glitters isn’t gold,” and that’s okay—there’s certainly no reason to turn your nose up at platinum or precious stones. It’s equally important to remember, “All that bubbles isn’t Champagne.” When it comes time to pop the bubbly on February 14 (or any time) Spanish Cava is one of our favorites.


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Cheers to February Fiestas

If you haven’t had your fill of house parties and dinners between Halloween and New Year’s Eve, take heart: February is the new December when it comes to entertaining at home. Although Groundhog Day may not exactly be a reason to celebrate—unless we get the good news that spring is on the way—there are plenty of other reasons to cook up a storm, fill the fridge with wine, and invite over your best amigos.


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Zuccardi’s Argentine Empanadas Recipe
Zuccardi’s Argentine Empanadas

Empanadas are a source of national, local, and family pride in Argentina. Ask any Argentine and they will tell you that their empanadas are better than empanadas from any other country, and that empanadas from his town are better than the empanadas from any other town, and of course that his mother’s empanadas are better than anyone else’s mother’s empanadas.


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