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I found it! Well not exactly, but I’m getting closer. In my search for the perfect Zinfandel to replace the Rosenblum, Planchon Vineyards bottle I had a few years ago and was pure heaven, I had a bottle of a close second last night with dinner. 190 more words

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Today's Wine Review

This morning we woke to the leftovers of a bit of freezing rain. At 4:30 when I took the dogs out after their breakfast the porch wasn’t that bad, kind of crunchy but not too slick. 261 more words

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Provence: It's Not Just for Rosé

Well . . . it’s mostly for Rosé.  After all, 80% (give or take a percent) of all the wine made in Provence is Rosé. 943 more words

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Wine Pairing Challenge: Muffaletta

Snow fell from the skies above Washington, DC last night.  The Federal Government was closed.  Everything was closed, really.  We have a mammoth 4 inches of snow here at Casa Armchair Sommelier, which is enough to shutter schools for at… 490 more words

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Bucatini Pasta with Kale and a Poached Egg

This hasn’t been my favorite week. I’m working a lot and not sleeping much. I’ve been away from my home, from my kitchen, from that spot in front of my stove where I get to smell garlic simmering in olive oil. 661 more words

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Renee's Lemon-Ricotta Cupcakes with Fluffy Lemon Frosting

Frosting

One 8 ounce package of cream cheese at room temperature

6 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature

1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest, plus more for garnishing… 299 more words

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