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  • 2012 Rum Renaissance Festival returns to Miami Beach

    The fourth annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, the largest gathering of rum experts and professionals in the world, will commence April 16 to 22 in South Florida. Rum judges from around the globe will convene to conduct their annual International Rum Expert Panel Tasting Competition while rum brands from the Caribbean and beyond assemble to ...

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  • Squash Soup with Cognac Flamed Shitakes

    In this recipe, I have added macadamias to bring an added silky rich texture to match the velvety texture of the CAMUS Cognac, and mustard to compliment the rich aromas and spicy notes. Adding tea to the soup and topping with wild mushrooms will help to downplay the alcohol and enhance the earthiness and beauty of the Cognac.  And I'll find any ...

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  • Camus Cognac

    "The emotion inspired by a great cognac is always revealing of the perfect blend of Man and Nature."--Cyril Camus Home of the CAMUS family and dear to its heart, the Borderies region is the smallest growing area within Cognac. CAMUS XO Borderies represents the greatest homage man can pay to this exceptional region. Lying along the Charente Riv ...

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  • January 2012 Pairing of the Month

    Enjoy SAINT LAURENT SYRAH 2006 with Honey and Brie Lamb 'Pops' Earned 91 Points by Wine Spectator Bright and flavorful, this Syrah has a juicy mouthful of dark blackberry and raspberry with hints of spice and barrel aged 18 months mostly in French oak with 21% of that being new. I shared this little gem at two of my wine tasting events with mem ...

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  • Emeri Trio offers uncommon flavors

    Start off the New Year with the delightly fresh sparkling flavors of the new Emeri range from De Bortoli and transform the everyday into a truly unexpected moment. One sip makes life so very Emeri! Emeri Moscato Deliciously sweet, frothy and fun. Low in alcohol (8%) with muscat and peach flavours, creamy bubbles and pretty lemony petal b ...

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  • Cottage Pie

    Finely chop two large Spanish onions and sauté slowly on a very low heat, turning frequently with a spatula. When they start to become nice and soft and brown, generously sprinkle dried herbes de Provence, sage, rosemary, a few coriander seeds and plenty of ground black pepper. Add a chopped red pepper; a finely chopped clove of garlic and a finely ch ...

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  • Q: My wife and I are planning a six week trip to Asia, and possibly New Zealand.

    Instead of booking in advance in the normal way, we are considering the possibility of booking to, say, Dubai, and, once there, find out what flights are available to, for instance, Singapore, and, if the price is right, go there. If not, we will consider other possibilities – like Bangkok, or Manila… It might be worth a try. What do you think? ...

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  • 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Conservancy

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Conservancy is a full-bodied wine, rich with flavors of black cherry, vanilla oak, blackberries, dark plums, cassis and hints of dark chocolate and nutmeg. Subtle spices on the back palate lead to a smooth finish. Suggested Pairings Filet Mignon www.concannonvineyard.com ...

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  • Lunetta Prosecco

    Lunetta, (“Little Moon” in Italian) celebrates life’s small pleasures. Lunetta Prosecco is produced by Cavit, internationally recognized as northern Italy’s largest and most reliable source of quality varietal wines, at Cavit’s state-of-the-art sparkling wine facility just outside the regional capital of Trento. It is the la ...

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  • DeBortoli Emeri Moscato

    Fruit is selected from vines with generous canopies allowing natural fruit ripening. The fruit is picked and gently pressed and the juice allowed to settle naturally before being filtered. The wine is cold fermented to retain fresh fruit characters. www.emeri.com.au ...

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