In some ways, sipping the world's wines can be a hopeless endeavor; there's so much wine out there that we could sample wine all day long and still get nowhere near tasting everything. That doesn't mean we won't try! From a Spanish Rias Baixas Albariño to an Australian Cabernet blend, here are five memorable wines we quaffed this week, and why we loved them.
Posts for December 9th 2011
A cup of hot buttered rum tastes like the holidays, and the cozy, spiced flavors are warming in more ways than one. What better edible gift to lead us into the weekend than a batch of homemade hot buttered rum mix? This mix is super-easy to make en masse then divvy up into small jars for all your festive friends.
To make the gift even more special, buy the recipient a nice bottle of dark rum to complete the cocktail. Be sure to include a recipe card with instructions on how to mix up a cup (and maybe a reminder that the mix should be stored in the fridge.) Learn how to make this edible gift now.
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Our ultimate PopSugar 100 Gift Guide is coming to life with a LIVE video show and it's your lucky day because we're also giving away some of the hottest items from our must-have list. Watch as the PopSugar editors show off our 25 favorite gifts for the season to help you with all your holiday shopping needs. During the show we're making it super easy to shop while you watch with direct links to buy all of the items. To make it even more exciting, we give away luxurious Tom Ford lip gloss, the stunning Phillip Lim 3.1 bag, Butter nail polish, and even the coveted Proenza Schouler P.S.1. There are giveaways every 15 minutes!
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As a hostess with the mostest, you know that every good holiday party is made up of a few key ingredients: good conversation, best friends, delicious libations, and maybe a little mistletoe. We know you have the friends, conversation, and mistletoe under control, so let's make sure that you have something to keep guests warm by the fire.
Introducing: Kahlúa Espresso Martini! You'll only need four ingredients — and a pinch of holiday cheer.
1.5 parts KAHLÚA
1 part ABSOLUT VODKA
1 fresh brewed espresso
How to mix it
Fill a shaker with ice and add Kahlúa, ABSOLUT VODKA, and a fresh brewed espresso. Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Pears are in season, and what better way to celebrate this divine Fall fruit than with cheese? Next time you go to your neighborhood cheese shop, be sure to ask about these sheep, cow, and goat milk cheeses so you can enjoy them atop sweet, crunchy pear slices. Before a meal or after, these sophisticated duos will impress without being showy.
Everyone needs to splurge every once in a while. That is exactly what my foodie friend and I did when she came to visit, we hit up Chez Panisse Café! It is less fancy than the actual restaurant and a little easier to get into. But don't worry the food is still outstanding, we ordered plenty and shared it all. I forgot to snap photos of the pasta and salad we had too but trust me they were delicious too.
Enjoyed an outstanding meal lately? Be sure to share it with the rest of us in our Savory Sights group!