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Drink of the Month, December 2012: Belvedere Bleus*

Belvedere Blues

The first time I had a Belvedere Bleu was at Margaux’s Restaurant in Raleigh, and I’m going to give the folks there credit for coming up with the name for this great martini. All that’s in it is Belvedere vodka, a minute amount of vermouth and bleu cheese stuffed olives.

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving.

Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so young, it has little tannins, and is fruity, light-bodied and easy to drink, making it a nice choice to go with your holiday turkey dinner. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55°F. If you aren’t a big fan of reds, this may be a good wine to begin changing your mind — to me it’s close to some white wines out there.

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving.

Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so young, it has little tannins, and is fruity, light-bodied and easy to drink, making it a nice choice to go with your holiday turkey dinner. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55°F. If you aren’t a big fan of reds, this may be a good wine to begin changing your mind — to me it’s close to some white wines out there.

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving.

Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so young, it has little tannins, and is fruity, light-bodied and easy to drink, making it a nice choice to go with your holiday turkey dinner. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55°F. If you aren’t a big fan of reds, this may be a good wine to begin changing your mind — to me it’s close to some white wines out there.

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving.

Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so young, it has little tannins, and is fruity, light-bodied and easy to drink, making it a nice choice to go with your holiday turkey dinner. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55°F. If you aren’t a big fan of reds, this may be a good wine to begin changing your mind — to me it’s close to some white wines out there.

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving.

Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so young, it has little tannins, and is fruity, light-bodied and easy to drink, making it a nice choice to go with your holiday turkey dinner. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55°F. If you aren’t a big fan of reds, this may be a good wine to begin changing your mind — to me it’s close to some white wines out there.

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving.

Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so young, it has little tannins, and is fruity, light-bodied and easy to drink, making it a nice choice to go with your holiday turkey dinner. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55°F. If you aren’t a big fan of reds, this may be a good wine to begin changing your mind — to me it’s close to some white wines out there.

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving.

Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so young, it has little tannins, and is fruity, light-bodied and easy to drink, making it a nice choice to go with your holiday turkey dinner. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55°F. If you aren’t a big fan of reds, this may be a good wine to begin changing your mind — to me it’s close to some white wines out there.

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Drink of the Month, November 2012: Beaujolais Nouveau

The third Thursday in November marks the worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine (6-8 weeks old) made from gamay grapes. That’s cool, because now you can have it ready to serve at Thanksgiving.

Since Beaujolais Nouveau is so young, it has little tannins, and is fruity, light-bodied and easy to drink, making it a nice choice to go with your holiday turkey dinner. The wine is recommended to be slightly chilled to 55°F. If you aren’t a big fan of reds, this may be a good wine to begin changing your mind — to me it’s close to some white wines out there.

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Drink of the Month, October 2012 – Liqueurs

In honor of National Liqueur Day, which is October 16th, I decided to look in my liquor cabinet to see what I had on hand to make a celebratory drink. Oh my, I had no idea I had so many different types of liqueurs. I guess I will blame (or, should I say, thank) this blog – over the past year I’ve collected quite a few bottles.

I think Brad was surprised about all of the liqueurs we have as well. Bless his heart, he decided to take one for the blog and try out all of them so he would have an informed opinion on what he liked the best. Thank you, honey, although I had a feeling which liqueur was his favorite* before he even started (it’s one of mine as well.)

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