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…and not on the golf course. Colder temps require warming-up and hot tea is a great way to do that- from the inside, out. Recently, I’ve started to select loose-leaf teas, especially for use with my new tea infuser. There are endless combinations of varieties you can buy, and I love green caffeinated and some herbals. My local Pannikin Cafe has an abundant line-up of…

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 ‘Tis the season for us to gather with family & friends, put on our pea coats, and enjoy hot holiday libations in all of their merriment! Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing exactly that at a local festival with friends. And the highlight of the holiday menu was a piping cup of Swedish glögg. Similar to a mulled wine, this…

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 California Chardonnay perfection….that would be MacRostie. An outright  fantastic white. 2008 Sonoma Coast. I am a long time fan of La Crema Sonoma Chardonnay, but this one takes the cake. Oaky & strong with a buttery finish. It isn’t inexpensive, but not too steep. When I feel like a little splurge, I will be knocking at…

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On this chilly & windy Santa Ana evening, I decided to batten-down-the-hatches, light some holiday candles, & crack open a new red wine. Next in my rack is a 2009 Syrah from Babcock Winery & Vineyard in Lompoc, CA. I know Babcock for their solid whites & dry rosé, so decided to give their red a whirl. Under the Radar Syrah is just that! …

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Thank you for visiting the dinnervine! In the words of Julia Child, "People who love to eat, are always the best people," and I couldn't agree more. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I did making them. Here's to creating new recipes and memories with friends & family, cheers! 

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