Drink Pink - Rosé, the Supreme Summer Wine

DrinkPink_Forma_WineCloseup Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photograph by Joe St.Pierre Stroll around the cafés in Southern France on a summer afternoon and you cannot help but notice a lovely bottle of pink wine on ice at every table. This is not your grandmother’s white zinfandel or sweet wine cooler, it is a rosé, a wine that distinguishes itself by drawing upon the refreshing qualities of a dry white wine while offering some of the bold characteristics and tints of red wine. Not all rosé wines taste alike. A...

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Ice Wine

Wine-Grapes_2_3 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Timing is everything After an early freeze more than 200 years ago, what might have been a disaster resulted in a delicious natural wonder. Luckily for sweet wine lovers, the outcome was ice wine (also known as Eiswein). A winemaker in Germany pressed the frozen grapes and produced delicious, pure sweet juice. Eiswein is from Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Switzerland; ice wine is from Canada (British Columbia and Niagara Peninsula), the Finger Lakes in New York, northern New England, and the Northwest...

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Chianti - The Popular Italian

Wine_ThomasMPerkins Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photography by Thomas M Perkins/www.shutterstock.com     Photography by Gianluca Figliola Fantini/www.shutterstock.com   Curvy roads, breathtaking hillside vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees, medieval castles, restored farm houses, and historic villages all complement the breathtaking terroir that produces Chianti, the quintessential Italian red wine that pairs perfectly with pasta, pizza, and other Italian favorites. From grapes grown in the heart of Tuscany, Chianti is a voluminous and widely sold wine. It is made in eight district zones of neighboring areas that cover a...

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Sipping into Winter

Wine Country Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Wine Suggestions From Vineyard Travels Written by JoAnn Actis-Grande Now that the weather is cooler, I find myself wanting to spend much more time at home in the kitchen and very close to the wine cabinet in order to create new menus to serve with the wines I have discovered while traveling. Recently, I spent time in California, including on the central coast where Paso Robles is located, and where you still can find acres and acres of rolling farmland and lush...

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Sipping Into Fall

Sipping into Fall Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Wine Suggestions for Crisp Days and NightsWritten by JoAnn Actis-GrandeFall equals harvest season, and it is a great time for sipping fuller wines, especially under the harvest moon. The wines I have selected will complement the dip in temperatures, and pair well with menus featuring hearty foods. Be sure to look for these wines in local Seacoast stores. White Francis Coppola Diamond Collection ChardonnayIn his winery, legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola produces an award-winning chardonnay. His Diamond Collection Chardonnay has...

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Fab Four Chic Heat

Fab F370a Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Visit Jackson Fireplace and Patio | 603 929-5083   A Modern Classic Sitting in front of a blazing woodstove, it is easy to feel that as humans we are hardwired to love fire. The heat and smell of burning wood can ignite a primal sense of happiness and well-being. With the woodstoves of today, however, a simple fire has become a high-tech art. In just a few decades, stove design and efficiency have been revolutionized. According to Ken Jackson, co-owner, at Jackson...

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Window Dressing

Fab CountryWoods1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Warmth of Wood The sky is the limit when it comes to window treatments. Decorating windows  may challenge many homeowners, but Anne Cowenhoven, designer and owner of Accent & Design Inc. in York, Maine, sees creating window treatments as an opportunity. “Think about your space and your objectives,” she suggests. “Do you want to make a room beautiful? Do you want to dampen sound? Frame or block a view? Once you’ve figured out your objectives, look through magazines and online design sites...

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