pinking it up
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pinking it up

Rosé is needed now more than ever. No, not because of Covid. Because we’re getting into the warm July and August deck days. Here are my top 3 for the month: Balletto: Pinot Noir-based rosés are basically my favorites – the best balance of elegance and decent fruit. This has lots of watermelon and lovely … Continue reading

mother’s day bubbles
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mother’s day bubbles

Anyone home schooling their kids during quarantine (or just hosting them, like my mom) deserves some bubbly. Be sure to pop something good for them. Pol Roger Extra Cuvée de Réserve: So rich – deep yellow apple, honeyed hazelnuts, and crispy bubbles. And in homage to matriarchs, this is a royal family favorite. ($45) Bouvet Rose … Continue reading

what to drink at your oscars party
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what to drink at your oscars party

Drink like the stars at your Oscar party. The official Champagne is Piper-Heidsieck, and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition they made a limited-edition magnum with a replica of the Prohibition era label. In the 1920s, bootleggers would smuggle Piper-Heidsieck into the United States where it would be secretly served in speakeasys throughout New York City. Now, … Continue reading