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Raspberry & Cream Parfaits

Piled high with fresh raspberries and boozy whipped cream, these raspberry parfaits make a light and elegant dessert. INGREDIENTS 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 2 tablespoons orange- or almond-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Amaretto (see note) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup heavy cream 3 cups fresh raspberries 4 small sprigs mint, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS Have 4 wineglasses … Continue reading Raspberry & Cream Parfaits

10 Wine Tips That’ll Make You Sound Like A Badass

These wine tips cover some of the stranger bits of language and etiquette used by wine connoisseurs. Come to think of it, the world of wine is full of weird quirks. For example, have you ever watched a bunch of elegant wine drinkers spit out hundreds of dollars worth of wine? (This is very common at … Continue reading 10 Wine Tips That’ll Make You Sound Like A Badass

Lemon Meringue Pie and Citrus Curd Wine Pairing

Because lemon desserts such as lemon meringue pie are inherently acidic, you can pair them with wines that are quite sweet. Ice Wine Ice wines are made from white wine grapes harvested after the first frost, so the sugars have concentrated. This makes ice wines deliciously sweet. This sweetness balances the acidity in lemon desserts, making … Continue reading Lemon Meringue Pie and Citrus Curd Wine Pairing

Strawberries In Red Wine Syrup

Ripe strawberries in red wine is just the kind of effortless summer dessert that we all need more of. The red wine reduction has hints of lemon and fresh thyme that meld beautifully with ripe strawberries, and is perfect spooned over vanilla ice cream. Ingredients 1 cup red wine (try Beaujolais or Pinot Noir) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon … Continue reading Strawberries In Red Wine Syrup

Mint and Citrus White Wine Sangria

Ingredients 1 bottle white wine* 1 medium lemon (thinly sliced) 1 medium lime (thinly sliced) 8-10 mint leaves 2 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp water Instructions Prepare simple syrup by mixing sugar and water in a small dish and microwaving for 30-second increments until sugar is dissolved. Alternatively, prepare a large batch on the stovetop using a 1:1 sugar-water ratio and reserve for later use. Once simple syrup is ready, … Continue reading Mint and Citrus White Wine Sangria