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The Thanksgiving Wine Guide

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The Thanksgiving Wine Guide

I have  divided this year’s Thanksgiving wine guide into a number of mildly amusing chapters.    As always, each wine was selected for it’s  high quality and good pricing.  All wines are available in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. I’ve included over 20 wines in this list, so jump on in.  Hope you enjoy! I have more suggestions on Thanksgiving recipes (including an awesome turducken recipe) and beverage pairings in my book Corked & Forked. If you have any questions or comments about these pairings, feel free to...

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Holiday Food & Wine Pairing

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Holiday Food & Wine Pairing

Holiday Food & Wine Pairing This month, we hosted our monthly culinary classes (Cooking & Wine Pairing, Sommelier Smackdown, and Cooks & Corks) on the theme of  holiday dinners.  The following recipes were created by myself and the pairings by  sommelier Alana Zerbe. If you like our food and wine pairings, you can grab a copy of our cookbook at Amazon.  You can also experience the magic in person by coming to a food & wine pairing classes. Heirloom Carrots with Pecans & Chevre Paired with Ch. Ste Michelle 2012 Chardonnay...

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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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