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Cooking Class and Wine Pairing

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Cooking Class and  Wine Pairing

This month, we featured  wine pairings and recipes perfect for fall and the coming holidays.   I’ve posted the menu and wine pairings  from the class . I also posted the recipes at the bottom of this post. Hope you enjoy! Let us know if you have any questions. If you are looking to attend one of our food and wine pairing classes, please check out our calendar here: food & wine pairing classes. Autumn Food & Wine Menu Aperitif  Wine: Trimbach 2012 Riesling (Alsace, France) Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans and Cranberries...

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Get a Wine Job at the PLCB

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Get a Wine Job at the PLCB

A Job Guide for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board   Before we show you how to get a job working for the PLCB, you should sit down and ask  yourself a question: is working for PA’s wine monopoly for me? For some people, working for the PLCB is an excellent way to get into the wine trade. For others, it would be a nightmare. Here are some of the pros and cons of working for the state’s booze monopoly. PROS 1. Stable Employment. In Pennsylvania, working in a wine shop is a state civil service job. Nothing says stability than...

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A Year in the Life of a Winery

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A Year in the Life of a Winery

Here’s an awesome video from Heritage Vineyards. For anyone who dreams of being a winemaker, there is plenty to chew on in this video. It’s funny and beautiful to watch, but it doesn’t pull punches or try to gloss over the hard stuff. Really impressive work from Richard Heritage of the winery and videographer Chris Johnson from CE Solutions. Oh, and I do have a guest appearance at the end of the video. And if you need to know: yes, I am wearing pants. Richard sent me the following details  about the video: Heritage Vineyards...

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Top Ten Wine Shops in Philly

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Top Ten Wine Shops in Philly

  Let’s get to the bad news first: there are no great wine shops in Philly. There are a handful of good ones, though.  For a boutique wine experience, the tiny PLCB shop at  Garces Trading Company offers a nicely curated selection.  In Rittenhouse, the PLCB wine shop is spacious, modern and has a good selection. The 12th & Chestnut PLCB shop has it’s ups and downs. If you like playing hide & seek for great values, then the shop in Queen Village is a fun place to shop. The problem with all of them have to do with the...

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Summertime Menu

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This is the recipes from our cooking class on July 21st, 2014. Enjoy!   Fennel, Orange and Olive Salad 3 peeled oranges 1 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced 1 cup arugula 3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved 3 shallots, diced 2 cups orange juice 2 teaspoons orange zest 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add the orange juice and zest. Bring to a boil. Drop to a simmer until reduced to about 1/4 cup....

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