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Corkcicle Cool

You know the feeling, when you get home on a Friday evening from a long week at the office, and all you want to do is relax and enjoy a nice glass of wine? Well whether it be wine, beer, a cup of tea or a dish of ice cream, we all know how great it feels to forget about the work week and kick-start the weekend with our favorite little treat.
corkcicle from wired.com
For all my fellow wine-o’s, today’s gadget is the Corkcicle. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer white or red, the Corkcicle will keep your white wine cool …


The Vino!

My first full day in Livorno,Italy, my friend came back to his apartment to make lunch for us, It was on this day that bringing out the wine for both lunch and dinner, having wonderful conversations was a part of  my brief but everyday Italian life!

After the first lunch I thought for sure I would need a siesta every afternoon but it is amazing how quickly I got adjusted to having wine with every meal!  I have always loved Italian wine and in Italy the wine does taste better!
Being in Tuscany, I would expect nothing less than wonderful wine!  Where …


Food and Drink Pairings

Tomorrow, I will be attending the Third Annual Boston Bacon and Beer Festival at The House of Blues in Fenway. I couldn’t be more excited! I tried to attend the event last year, but tickets were sold out in less than five minutes! This year, I made sure I was ready and available to buy the tickets as soon as they were on sale.

Why is the festival so popular? “Everyone loves beer, everyone loves bacon,” event organizer Aaron Cohen told the Boston Herald. It also helps that bacon and beer pair very well together. This made me think of some …


Celebrity Chefs make a splash at the Fancy Food Show!

Celebrity chefs not only have their own shows, cookbooks and cookware but they are also branching out with food products!  Food products you will be able to find on-line or in your local markets.  Move over Barefoot Contessa and Emeril make way for Guy Feri, Cat Cora, Lidia Bastianich, Florence Tyler, and Duff Goldman! These celebrity chefs are branching out! These are some of the products I saw at the Fancy Food Show recently!  Check them out and let me know if you like their new products!
Let’s get started and see what these celebrity chefs have in store for your …


Bye Virginia!

I know I was suppose to tell you more about my ice cream experiences at the Fancy Food Show, but with my business done in DC after 10 days I am going home!
Yes it is a bit on the early side but I decided to stop into Vino Volo at the airport and have a quick snack.
Unfortunately they did not have any Italian red wines for me to try but their special wine was a sparkling Virginia Chardonnay. I must admit I did not know Virginia produced wines. Rachel was very helpful in giving me a history of Virginia winemaking. …


Daily Catch Fan Pier a start of a great afternoon!

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, we started our journey at the Daily Catch on Fan Pier in Boston.  I must admit I did not know the Daily Catch was even there yet alone being able to eat outdoors with beautiful views of Boston. There is was and lucky for me so was I!
Known for their calamari, we set to taste a wide variety of their calamari dishes but we could not overlook the clams casino which were filled with chunks of clams and were the best I have ever had!
Fried calamari, stuffed calamari and a classic calamari salad followed. Each  …