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Guide to Chinese New Year Fortunes, Food and Wine

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Guide to Chinese New Year Fortunes, Food and Wine

The celebration of the Chinese New Year is upon us. Just across the Pacific Ocean, communities in Asia celebrate their biggest holiday of the year. The festivities will last typically two weeks long. In a none covid year, usually there will be multiple family gatherings and lavish meals. According to a recent survey commissioned by Vinexpo, Chinese red wine consumption is now the largest in the world, surpassing France and Italy. Much of this will also influence how Chinese food will be paired with wine. In the spirit of the new year let's march to this year's lineup of wines to...

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A Traditional French Sparkling

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A Traditional French Sparkling

Fresh, light and slightly sweet, Clairette de Die is an excellent alternative sparkling for your meal.  Clairette de Die, a sparkling wine older than Champagne is one of the oldest sparkling wine in France.  According to local legend, the process of making Clairette de Die was accidentally discovered by a Gallic shepherd. The shepherd was chilling a bottle of local wine in the cool waters of La Drôme river and forgot about it. Upon discovering it in the Spring, the wine was found to be carbonated. Gallic tribes would then leave jars of wine in the river over the winter and...

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Blueberry Lavender Belgian Waffles

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Blueberry Lavender Belgian Waffles

Mother's Day in coming up very soon and time is running out. However there is still time to do something sweet to give Mom a little sugar. We suggest trying this recipe for Blueberry Lavender Waffles! The wonderful lavender aromas add a beautiful flavor complexity to the dish that delight and surprise her. Just be sure to use edible lavender from the spice section of your local market and not from the sachet in her sock drawer. Serve these up as breakfast in bed or for dessert after a long day of spoiling and relaxation. Of course you can always...

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A Modern Take on A Seder Plate

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A Modern Take on A Seder Plate

Click on the image to view the Recipe from CBC: Lisa Dawn Boltons spread. Passover is a meaningful occasion that takes place in mid-spring, which is a perfect time to prepare a bountiful board. This holiday is rooted in the Jewish faith to celebrate a time that has great significance in the Hebrew Bible when the Israelites were freed from slavery. One tip to making this meal happen is to ask your guests if they are kosher to ensure you are respecting their religious views while making this modern Seder Plate. We at Plume Ridge Bottle Shop hope you enjoy this...

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Heirloom Tomatoes and Summer Time

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Heirloom Tomatoes and Summer Time

September is here which means summer is coming to an end, and fresh Heirloom Tomato’s are growing away. Heirloom tomato’s come in all different shapes, sizes and colors; which is an exciting addition to any meal. These tomatoes come in different flavors range from high acidity to mild and almost sweet. It just depends on the Heirloom you pick while you are at the local farmers market or grocery store. These tomatoes are such a fun way to brighten up a dish you maybe preparing for friends and family. Heirloom tomatoes can be used for an appetizer or as a side dish.

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