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I don’t know, maybe I’m late to the party.  But, I just discovered my favorite way to do a hamburger – in a cast iron skillet.  Cooking this way allows you to get a nice, crispy sear providing great texture...
Nothing says summer like an ice cold cocktail made with good rum and fresh limes!  Enter the daiquiri.  No, not the the frozen strawberry daiquiri that seems to be everyone’s first cocktail.  The original daiquiri was believed to be invented...
Happy Birthday to us!  We are five years old and we are celebrating by offering huge discounts on selected wines throughout our store this weekend.  Even though you can find deals in all price ranges, the real bargains are in...
Had a great time at the Morris’ home last evening around the fire!  Wasn’t that exciting?  Here’s what we tasted: Montsarra Cava, Brut, Penendes     $15.49 Acrobat Pinot Gris, Oregon     $13.99 Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough     $12.79 Isabel Pinot Noir, Marlborough    ...
Obviously, I love pairing wine with food.  I have done it professionally for more than fifteen years now.  When I’m at home I get just as much satisfaction, okay maybe more, at pairing wine with dinner for Shannon and I. ...
Saturday, April 14th at The South area wine lovers will again be treated to hundreds of fine wines from the world over. This is the eighth year the event has been held here after spending its first two years in...
Inside at the Bar: Backhouse Cabernet 2009   $7.99 Backhouse Pinot Noir 2010   $7.99 Backhouse Pinot Grigio 2010   $7.99 Outside on the Patio: Altivo Torrontes 2010   $11.79 HD Riesling 2008   $11.99 Vina Borgia Garnacha 2010   $9.49...
Okay, I know, it doesn’t feel like winter out there.  But, since we didn’t do a winter tasting and we haven’t reached the spring equinox yet, this is the winter tasting.  The theme is a tour of France on a...
Wow!  The food last night was absolutely delicious and the pairings were spot on!  Great job by the Char folks.  Here’s what we tasted last night all of which are available at our shop: Secco Italian Bubbles, Italy     $14.99 Marques...
I have two rules for hosting a dinner party:   (1) invite someone who can serve as your sous chef (thank you Sara) and (2) have some good sparkling wine and cheese on hand to get things started.  Sparkling wine (a...
Okay, we’ve got some great, new liqueurs in the shop – Williams Pear and Parfait Amour Violette from Gabriel Boudier in Dijon, France.  These spirits are designed for mixing cocktails and so, naturally, we’ve been experimenting.  Try this one on...
Okay, why is this big news, you ask?  Because never before in Mississippi have consumers been able to taste wine at the same location they shop for wine.  But, because we have a great, wine-savvy restaurant, Local 463, next door...
Going down to Jacktown to taste wines with a group looking for some different, interesting reds.  Here’s what we’re tasting: Montsarra Cava, Brut, Penedes     $15.49  (Got to start with some bubbly!) Cusumano Nero d’Avola     $15.49 Tres Picos Garnacha, Borsao     $21.99...
Wow!  This event blew up in a hurry.  Everybody’s been talking about heading downtown today for great food, wine, beer, and more!  Here’s what we’re pouring: Altivo Torrontes, Salta Monte Vicor Garnacha, Calatayud Cartlidge & Browne Zinfandel, Sonoma County Karly...
It’s always good to get out of town occasionally.  Last weekend, I had the chance to travel back to Clarksdale, a place I always enjoy visiting, for a good cause.  Roccia Fuori was a food and wine extravaganza, a benefit...