28th August 2009

Manischewitz Concord Grape Kosher Wine – Review

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If you love sweet wine, reminiscent of Mogen David, then you’ll love this fabulous wine from Manischewitz.

Photo left: c/o ManischewitzWine.com

It’s a kosher wine, it’s 11% alcohol and guaranteed no less than 51% concord grapes.

If you don’t like sweet wine, don’t even go here…LOL…

Honestly, it tastes just like Welch’s grape juice with a kick!

It’s certified kosher in that it’s “under Read the rest of this entry »

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13th April 2009

Champagne Breakfast with Smoked Salmon and Chive Omelette

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Welcome to another edition of “Kimberly’s Alcohol Creations”. Today, I’m bringing you a decadent, but easy to prepare breakfast or brunch, served with nothing other than CHAMPAGNE!

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Well, Champagne is great for lunch and dinner, as well as mixed with fabulous juices for breakfast…

…But why not on it’s own with breakfast?

Here’s yet another recipe that champagne goes well with, but for Breaky!

Smoked Salmon with Chive Omelette

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This is marvelous for special occassions like New Year’s, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Easter morning, but then again, everyday is special! Enjoy this fabulous recipe with the champagne of your choice.
~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Breakfast
Serve With: Creme fraiche or sour cream
Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: 8-9 min
Yield: Serves 2-3

Ingredients:
5 Eggs – I use free range, organic eggs.
8 oz Smoked Salmon – Large chunked
2 tbsp Chives – Chopped
2 tbsp Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2009

Mango Yogurt with White Wine Delight

GntMango2.jpgIf you’re looking for a healthy and easy treat, with a little bit of indulgence, this is the perfect solution! It’s creamy, exotic and takes about 2 minutes to create! Wow everyone with this delight! With the black seeds, it resembles a passionfruit dessert, my favorite fruit in the world!
~ Kimberly Edwards 🙂

Type: Dessert Recipe
Tags: white wine, wine, yogurt, mango, snack, treat, dessert
Serve With: A devious smile!
Prep Time: 2-3 minutes
Yield: This is a recipe for each bowl – 1 bowl

Ingredients:
3/4 cup Mango Chunks – Fresh or frozen
3/4 cup Plain Yogurt – I prefer Balkan style – or the highest milk fat percentage organic yogurt you can find.
2 tbsp White Wine – Or champagne
Drizzle Read the rest of this entry »

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17th February 2009

Hit the Bottle to Live 4 years Longer

WinesHere’s a good excuse you shouldn’t quit drinking entirely. It has been found that a glass of wine every day means less chance of keeling over with an unstable ticker.

Dutch researchers found that those who drank on average less than a glass a day had a lower rate of cardiovasular death, with winos faring beetter than beer and spirit drinkers. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd February 2009

2007 Gewurztraminer/Riesling from Birchwood Estate Wines

As you well know, I love wine!

…And, as you probably well know, I enjoy our local Niagara wines the best…

Why? 
Maybe it’s the air, maybe it’s the soil, maybe it’s the climate…I’ll bet it’s all of the above!

So, here’s another beauty from a winery in Beamsville, Ontario, actually owned by Dan Aykroyd.

<B>Birchwood Estate Wines</b><br>2005 Gewürztraminer/Riesling - Click to close windowIt’s Birchwood Estate Wines‘ 2007 Gewurztraminer/Riesling, and it’s well worth finding!

* Trivia: Did you know that Gewruztraminer is a German word for herbs of the earth? Yup, it is…My mom’s German…LOL

Photo: c/o TheCuvee.com

It is gorgeously grapey and fruity with hints of lychee nut, apples and honey.

These fruity flavors trick your palette into thinking it’s actually Read the rest of this entry »

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26th January 2009

Lakeview Cellars 2007 Vidal Icewine Review

Ripe grapes.jpgI LOVE ICEWINE!

That’s right! I do…it’s one of the most amazing beverages you could ever partake in imbibing! LOL

For New Year’s we always have champagne, but we always have an icewine for dessert too that night!

In fact, we try to have icewine for every occasion here in the Niagara Region!

This New Year’s we had the Lakeview Cellars 2007 Vidal Icewine.

It’s a very sweet, white dessert wine and it is spectacular, to say the least!

Very Read the rest of this entry »

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31st December 2008

Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Reserve Sparkling Wine – Great for New Year’s

Before I had even woken up, he had made his trip to the grocery store and purchased all of his necessities for making my mother and me a spectacular brunch meal.

He made us smoked salmon and chive omelets, but snazzed it up a few more notches with sparkling wine…

He brought home a really delicious sparkling wine, not champagne – as only sparkling wine from Champagne, France may be actually labelled “champagne” – everything else is sparkling wine.

It was a 2006 Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Reserve Sparkling Wine – Méthode Cuve Close from right here in our Niagara Region – one of the most amazing wine regions on the planet!

If you’re going to partake in some buttery seafood or even a fatty duck for New Year’s, consider this blended sparkling wine made from 3 types of grape – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Read the rest of this entry »

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4th December 2008

Pink by Yellowglen Sparkling Wine

My hubby and I just bought a new vehicle this week, and decided to buy a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, eat some pizza and watch a movie on the DVD player with our blankets and sleeping bags inside of the SUV! (We’re cheesy like that! LOL)

So, as you probably know, sparkling wine is the same thing as champagne, except it’s not made in Champagne, France! A bubbly wine can only be termed champagne if it’s actually made there!

no imageWe chose a neat sparkling wine we saw called “Pink” by Yellowglen and it’s from South Eastern Australia, currently sold by Foster’s Group.

Image Credit: Yellowglen

Well, that got us hook, line and sinker because I used to live in Australia, and secondly, we had never had a sparkling wine from Aussieland before.

The bottle is really modern and cool, looking black with hot pink writing.

It is blended of Pinot Noir and Read the rest of this entry »

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26th November 2008

Sternthaler’s Nurnberger Christkindles Gluhwein

My hubby and I tried something different for a change…

We saw a bottle of Glühwein at Central Market in Dallas, Texas and decided to give it a try with a meal we just picked up that had a Thanksgiving twist.

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It’s a product of Germany made by Sternthaler; hence, the name, “Nürnberger Christkindles Glühwein”.

Now, typically, glühwein is a mulled wine made of red grapes wine infused with spices reminiscent of the Holiday season, such as cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom pods, cloves, citrus and honey, and is drunk warm. Glühwein translated actually means glowing with heat (not with light).

It’s especially suitable for after a full day of skiing, or cutting firewood in the snow!

However, nowadays, it’s not drank often, except around the Holidays.

In Germany, sometimes the grape wine is substituted with blueberry or cherry wine instead, then infused with the spices. Many different European countries have a version of this type of wine, maybe with slightly different flavorings or preparations.

Sternthaler has a nice product here, and reasonably priced at $7.99, with a super- Read the rest of this entry »

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25th November 2008

Officials approve bar’s £10 “all you can drink” night

Pint of beerNovember, 2008
London, UK

Who else other than an Australian-themed bar in Acton, London, would take such a decision and move forward with what could be the start of an interesting ‘drinking’ era. One thing you could say about British people is that they surely know how to drink. A simple combo with our famous Australian friends and the party is on! Although, they tell us all measures are taken, and strict rules apply, we think the result will be somehow the same. Go to work, go to the pub, drink, drink, drink and then ask for directions on how to get back to your own place! For some of us, that’s surely the end of a ‘beautiful’ night, and the start of a horrific morning to work.

What’s even funnier is that the Ealing council has ruled that the Australian-themed bar in Acton is not encouraging irresponsible drinking with the cut-price deal. Yeah, right!!

Click here for the full article

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