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  • Gourmet Wines
    Don't be fooled by hoity-toity websites that refer to themselves as "gourmet wine-sellers." The word "gourmet" in that sentence is a show-off. Unless you're paying a buck-ninety-five for Boone's Far....
  • Virginia Peanuts
    There are few more fitting complements to a freshly poured pint than a dish of Virginia peanuts. Aside from the mess created by discarded shells, peanuts are the perfect snack. Their salt content make....
  • Vegetarian Wines
    All wines are, by definition, vegetarian. Vegetarian wines use organic, plant or mineral based agents, as well as albumin (egg white) during the wine-making phase known as "fining." Because all wines....
  • Wine Backpacks
    Some wine backpacks are like clown cars: it's just unbelievable how much you can fit into them. When I was looking at wine backpacks for my friend, I saw picnic backpacks that could hold blankets, wi....
  • Mexican Tequila
    Mexican tequila has a rich and fascinating history. Blue agave tequila was the first spirit distilled on the continent of North America, as well as the first to be sold commercially. Before Mexican ....
  • Fine Brandy
    Fine brandy should be sipped slowly, and with attention. Fine brandy and its finest representation, cognac, take a great deal of time to develop. These are not easy alcoholic beverages to produce. ....
  • Buy Champagne
    Champagne is a region, a method, and a product like no other. The producers of what could be called "liquid magic" are known as the Champenois, and are fiercely protective of the Champagne name. The....
  • Wine Club Memberships
    Most of us have experienced the sudden loss of confidence when facing the "wall of wine" in wine shops, liquor stores, and even upscale grocery stores. Sure, we know already that we like white with o....
  • Gourmet Peanuts
    Gourmet peanuts are the Batman to beer's Robin, the peanut butter to its jelly, the John Stockton to its Karl Malone. Okay, even if one of those legendary combinations is no longer, you get the idea. ....
  • Viognier Wines
    This white wine grape has its primary home in the Rhone Valley in France. Specifically, the most famous examples of Viognier wines come from the Condrieu appellation. Many fine wines are made by Vio....