Archive for December, 2017
 
 
 
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For the Love of Wine… and Romance

Many people seem to think that romance novels are all about sex. If that was the case, romance novels would be called something else (yes… the “p” word). Writing sex however, is not my forte; in fact, I don...
 
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The Marriage of Wine and Chocolate

Generally, wine is paired with a food of similar character, hopefully creating a happy marriage of flavours. CorkScrewLoose has learned of a wine that is paired with a flavoured comestible right in the bottle… chocolate. ...
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Bottle Shock Prayers

The sentiment of a scene taken from the film “Bottle Shock”, really got to me… it begins with Bo Barrett introducing Gustavo Brambila to Sam, the new female intern, though he is really introducing us, the view...
 
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5000 Year Old Wine May Cure What Ails You

I was reading about the tunnels under the Giza Plateau, a relatively new archaeological find in Egypt, when I was intrigued by another link. It took me to information about an early Egyptian ruler, the Scorpion king. Yep, he re...
 
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The Terrors of Pairing

Pairing suggestions on wine bottle labels is a great idea for those of us who haven’t a clue, like me, what is best to eat with a wine I’ve never tasted before. I had picked up on a BevMo 5¢ sale (buy one and the se...

 
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Mysteries of the French Countryside

I recently discovered a wonderful book of suspense and romance by Martin Walker, complete with intrigue, sex, food, and wine. From the first paragraph I am swept away into the French countryside cheering for the underdogs, wait...