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Eastpoint, Chardonnay, 2012

by Jason Lightner October 1st, 2014
Eastpoint

California, Chardonnay, 2012

$14.99

A delightfully simple varietal, the Chardonnay grape originated in the Burgundy region of France, but can now be found virtually in any region where wines are produced. This grape varietal is known for its stunning neutrality and versatility, owing much of its flavor profile to fine oak barrels and the aging process. Indeed, there are nearly as many flavor profiles for a Chardonnay as there are countries in which it is produced. From Sonoma to Burgundy, and from Chile to New Zealand, the Chardonnay is truly a worldly wine. Eastpoint Chardonnay — California Special Reserve, typically accompanied by various cheeses
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Beer

End of the Evening? La Fin du Monde

by Charles Wangersky September 29th, 2014 | Beer
Beer As the summer draws to a close, the weather gets a little cooler, and our beers get a little darker, perhaps, a little stronger. And as we have done before, we turn to Unibrouwe in Quebec, this time for something to carry us across this threshold, to bridge the gap between the light beers of summer, and the heavy winter and festive ales. And most uncharacteristically, the obvious choice is something of a failure.

With a name like La Fin Du Monde, which translates as "The End of the World," you know right away you're in for something of an
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Cocktails

Blueberry Cosmo — A Nice Spin on a Classic

by Michele September 26th, 2014 | Cocktails, Martinis
Cocktail I know, cosmos are so late 90s.  However, every once in a while, they are a fun drink to revisit.  They looks pretty in their martini glasses, they are light and (hopefully) refreshing.  Since I've had my share of the classic cosmo, I like to explore other flavor possibilities.  When I visit a restaurant or bar, I like to peruse their cocktail menu for different options.  Usually I don't order the cosmo, but I keep the different versions in mind to try at home.

I find that I enjoy most blueberry cocktails, which shouldn't be surprising as I have enjoyed
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Bar Destination

Bar Spotlight: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

by R. Carnavale September 25th, 2014 | Bar Destination
The state that's home to the Liberty Bell, Hershey chocolates and hoagies also has some excellent bars. From speakeasy-type cocktail bars to more upscale wine bars, you'll find signature drinks, top-notch staff and an excellent atmosphere at the following establishments:

Philadelphia

The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. is the best cocktail bar in Philly and has the ambiance of a 1920s speakeasy. The old-fashioned cocktails cost about $12, and you'll find unusual drink choices
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Wine

Louis Jadot, Mâcon Villages Chardonnay, 2012

by Jason Lightner September 24th, 2014 | White Wine, Wine
Wine Louis Jadot

France, Mâcon Villages Chardonnay, 2012

$14.99

France has a rich and romantic history, filled with great art, delectable food, and delicious wine. A country which takes as much pride in their culture and history as they do their many industries, France's various winemakers imbue their craft with a delightful personality, unapologetically French, and incredibly charming. The Burgundy region is home to many a wine varietal, but the most famous are, of course, the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Today, we'll dispense with the reds, the rosé, and the sparkling wines which are prevalent throughout the regions, and will focus on
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Spirits

Seagrams VO: Not A Lot to Say

by TK September 30th, 2014 | Liquor
Spirits North American whiskey is about as hot as a spirit can be right now.    Commercials running on every television outlet, print ads in mainstream print media, and lots of celebrity spokespeople all have contributed to unprecedented volume hitting the market.  Canadian whiskey has had its fair share of that growth, and Seagrams VO is a blended whiskey that made it to my list for this week's review.

Ms. Peku and I were at a fine establishment to eat some nachos and take in a couple Sunday afternoon football games.   Never being one to miss the opportunity to work
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