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  • Imbue & Vya Vermouth vs. Noilly Prat Review & Education

    Imbue & Vya Vermouth vs. Noilly Prat Review & Education

    So, you say you don’t like vermouth? You find it doesn’t bring anything to a cocktail but a fortified wine after-taste? Or, perhaps you like your vermouth-based cocktails and don’t mind spending the $3 on a bottle of vermouth. In either case, there is something to be said for upping your game and perhaps buying a better bottle of vermouth.

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  • Sizzling Summer Date Idea: A Romantic Picnic

    Sizzling Summer Date Idea: A Romantic Picnic

    Rekindle romance between you and your loved one with a romantic picnic at the park or on the beach. With the sounds and sights of nature and some tasty fare, an out-of-the-ordinary picnic date will be having you falling in love all over again. Below are a few essentials to bring along as you make this date special and memorable. A Comfy Blanket Create a romantic space for you and your loved one with a soft and colorful blanket or […]

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  • Halloween Cocktail: Sour Witch

    Halloween Cocktail: Sour Witch

    The third halloween cocktail for 2009, we’re getting closer to the day so let’s really start cranking through some sillyness. This time we’re creating the Sour Witch, another Jonathan Pogash recipe using Lucid Absinthe and sour cherries. We opened a bottle of sparkling wine earlier in the week so we’re using it with this cocktail as well. Show Links: Print This Halloween Cocktail Jonathan Pogash’s website More info on Lucid Absinthe

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  • Halloween Cocktail: Bloody-Tini

    The second Halloween Cocktail Recipes of the week? Bloody-Tini. This one may be challenging for some of the folks over seas to create if they don’t have access to VeeV Açaí Spirit or an equivalent product. If you have access to Açaí juice without the VeeV I’d try substituting pomegranate vodka or blueberry vodka. We’ve got to thank Jonathan Pogath for the kick ass recipe. Show Links: Print This Holiday Recipe Veev Açaí Spirit Our Gaming Podcast – TD Gaming […]

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  • Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif Wine Review

    Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif Wine Review

    What is an aperitif? It’s a beverage designed to prepare your appetite for a meal.  Dubonnet Rouge is such a French wine, often used in mixed drink recipes to add dynamic sweet factors. I’ll be making recipes in the next week or so using Dubonnet Rouge but, as I’ve preached in the past, one must really try all ingredients to understand the final outcome of a cocktail. The Dubonnet Rouge pours brownish red much like an old red wine. Holding […]

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  • Pinot Grigio Wine Cocktail – Vita Domani (Ecco Domani) Recipe

    Pinot Grigio Wine Cocktail – Vita Domani (Ecco Domani) Recipe

    The Vita Domani recipe comes straight out of the wine cocktail recipe list at Ecco Domani. Rick, from HelloVino.com and I explore this muddled grape cocktail with beautiful color and “fruit forward” flavors. This expands on our last episode with HelloVino in which we covered the Ecco Freddo – now you have to reasons to buy a bottle of Ecco Domani and start experimenting. This recipe video was previously recorded about two months ago, so if the studio setup looks […]

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  • 10,001 Ways To Live Large on a Small Budget Review

    10,001 Ways To Live Large on a Small Budget Review

    The writers of Wise Bread have put together a small budget book with large ideas and great tips to make your life in a downward economy a bit easier to live with. 10,001 Ways To Live Large On A Small Budget covers a variety of topics to save you money on great wines varieties that are excellent values to travel tips, healthy eating and entertainment. 10,001 Ways is a great resource book for those looking for wise ways to cut […]

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  • Pinot Grigio Wine Cocktail – Ecco Freddo

    Pinot Grigio Wine Cocktail – Ecco Freddo

    Common Man Cocktails get their first guest, the folks at HelloVino, they’re developing the worlds first fully mobile wine pairing tools to make life easier for the wine consumers. Our first guest appearance, Jim from HelloVino arrives at the studio with a few bottles of Ecco Domani’s Pinot Grigio and we pull out some watermelon to build the Ecco Freddo. This is one of two recordings we’ve done with HelloVino, expect another episode next month with Rick; HelloVino and I break […]

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  • Two Great Beer and Wine Holiday Gifts

    People are avoiding the shopping malls this year and hitting up the Internet for online gift giving. When looking for a beer gift or a wine gift, you’re at the mercy of picking a random item. Perhaps your gift receiver was nice enough to link you to exactly what you want; everyone else, you need some help. Here is some help! For wine drinkers, you’ll probably want to get them a great accessory to accent their wine drinking desires. Although […]

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  • Everyday Drinkers Podcast 20: The Thanksgiving Special

    Everyday Drinkers Podcast 20: The Thanksgiving Special

    This week we’re celebrating thanksgiving with a whole ton of creative drinks from the team. We’ve got brandy and eggnog, limonchello, beer, gewürztraminer white wine, Bordeaux red wine and more. What better way to celebrate Turkey day than with an alcohol you love? We’d like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving with your friends, family and all those you love. Many of us celebrate this time of year with food and spirits, please be sure to be responsible […]

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  • Everyday Drinkers Podcast 19: Port Wine

    This episode we’re covering porto’s, ports, port wine and all the names for the Portuguese after dinner drink. We’re pleasantly surprised by our findings and even Dave can’t deny the drink even though he hates red and white wines. Everyone who’s looking for a sweet after dinner digestivo should look into a nice Port.

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  • Cheap Wine, Good Prices: Woot!

    Cheap Wine, Good Prices: Woot!

    Many wine lovers search for days, weeks or even months trying to find a place to buy good wines at lower prices. Some companies auction off wines that are aging and not moving off shelves for a good price because…well… it’s not moving. Like many products, nothing dulls a sale like one that doesn’t actually sell. Inventory space isn’t limitless and companies have to remove old stock for new to freshing their outlook or because wine is getting older and […]

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