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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

Posted by on 12:07 pm in Cooking & Recipes | 0 comments

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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Top Ten BYOB Restaurants in Philadelphia

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Top Ten BYOB Restaurants in Philadelphia

  BYO culture in Philly is unique amount American cities. It came about due to the influence of the  Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and high rent in Center City’s restaurant district.  Rent for restaurants in center city can be as high as 34K a month, while the average rent in outlining neighborhoods can be as low as $2k a month. Add to that the high cost of liquor licenses, which can cost upwards of a quarter million dollars, and the fact that restaurants cannot buy wine at wholesale (the PLCB only gives restaurants a 7%...

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Pa. Liquor Control Board Alerts Consumers To “Spontaneously Exploding Prosecco”

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Original Article: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/25801996/pa-liquor-control-board-alerts-consumers-to-spontaneously-exploding-prosecco   http://www.vinology.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Pa.flv  ...

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Imbibe! The Whiskey & Cocktail Class

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The Whiskey wheat, rye, and barley   Four Roses “Single Barrel” Bourbon, 10 Year Russell’s Reserve Rye, 6 Year Bruichladdich “Rocks” Islay Single Malt, 7 Year   The Cocktails Custom made cocktails created specifically for tonight’s class. Captain Jack and His Blueberry Cola Army   The Barga   Paper and Oak     Captain Jack and His Blueberry Cola Army This is a sassed up version of the classic American Jack & Coke. Let’s admit it. All whiskeys blend well with cola. The real trick here is to...

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