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The End of Prohibition and The Positive Impact on America

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The End of Prohibition and The Positive Impact on America

Prohibition “A case study of progressive reform” didn’t succeed in the long run since it’s impossible to regulate one’s behavior. So, let’s look at the bright side of the issue. Since its repeal, there has been a new market with a plethora of innovation and opportunity for the US. You can view Part 1 Prohibition and Its Impact HERE.   Prohibition, the era in American history from 1920 to 1933 when the production and sale of alcoholic beverages were banned, is often remembered for its negative consequences. It led to the rise of organized crime, the proliferation of underground speakeasies, and a...

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Children's Foundation of America's Annual Holiday Gift Drive

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Children's Foundation of America's Annual Holiday Gift Drive

During the month of December, for every gift pack sold on our website, Plume Ridge Bottle Shop will donate a gift to the Children's Foundation of America's Annual Holiday Gift Drive. Check out all out gift packs here.

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Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

Makes 4 servings. Cooking Time 3.5 hoursIngredients: 8 English cut beef short ribs Salt and pepper 2 table spoons olive oil 1 bottle Cabernet or other full bodied red wine 4 cups beef or vegetable stock 6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 1 bay leaf 1 Tablespoon tomato paste 1 Tablespoon butter Chopped parsley to garnish   Directions:1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.2. Pat dry the ribs and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.3. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown the ribs in the Dutch oven on all sides. Remove the...

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What are Sulfites in Wine? Are They Actually Bad for Me?

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What are Sulfites in Wine? Are They Actually Bad for Me?

Sulfites in Wine: Friends or Foes? Unraveling the Myths Picture this: you're sipping a glass of your favorite wine when suddenly you notice the word "contains sulfites" on the label. But what are sulfites? Are they a cause for concern, or just another misunderstood element in the world of wine?  What Are Sulfites? Sulfites, or more precisely, sulfur dioxide (SO2), are compounds containing sulfur and oxygen. They've been used in winemaking for centuries due to their preservative properties. Sulfites come in various forms, but the most common in wine is sulfur dioxide, which has the E number E220 when used...

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Corks vs Screw Caps, Which is Better?

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Corks vs Screw Caps, Which is Better?

  Corks have always been synonymous with wine, but recently many wineries have been switching to screw caps.  Some countries have outlawed corks in general, such as New Zealand and Australia to follow.  Many of those wines have been getting a bad rap, but is it justified? It's a debate that's uncorked more than a few conversations among wine enthusiasts. So, corks vs. screw caps—which is better? Corks: The Time-Honored Tradition Corks have been used for centuries to seal wine bottle, and they carry a rich tradition. They're made from the bark of cork oak trees, primarily harvested in Portugal and...

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