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Yep. It’s true. It’s Leap Day and we’re going to indulge like the random, casual, calendar-holiday-hoarding, celebratory Americans we are! And that means relaxing with a libation…. But this day isn’t a random holiday like National Mustard Day or Secretary’s Day, no. Rather a day for accounting to synchronize the seasonal & calendar years…. I’m not surprised the solar system needs help budgeting, even…

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Valentine’s Day flew by quickly, but offered just enough time to warrant a small indulgence. I decided to have a glass of a Champagne—Chandon Brut Classic—and serve the sips with something new this year, in a festive-floral flute. The glass itself was plain, but it got all glittered-up for the occasion with a hibiscus flower in rose syrup. Come again?…

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New Year, New Wine. Enter Vin Parfait. Literally French for Perfect Wine, and so I decided to see if I agree. Vin Parfait is a newly launched, CA boutique winery offering both a red blend & a Chardonnay, and we tased both. Started with the white. I found it to be light, crisp, with some minerality. Surprisingly not sweet, even though this Chard…

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