Kiwi Daiquiri

daiquiri by kenn wilson on flickr

This recipe is from my article All About Kiwifruit. By switching the rum to tequila and adding a little Triple Sec this drink becomes a margarita. 12 very ripe kiwifruit, peeled and diced Juice of 2 limes 
1/2 cup superfine sugar 1-1/4 cups water 6 ounces rum 
4 unpeeled kiwifruit slices …

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Wines for Christmas and New Year

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Christmas and New Year’s main courses are more varied than Thanksgiving and that means a broader range of wine possibilities. Roast beef offers the greatest opportunity for drinking those glorious reds we abstained from on Thanksgiving. For many holiday roast beef means a standing rib roast, a regal piece of …

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Weygandt Selections


I don’t get to New York for tastings and luncheons as often as I used to. So I have to pick my spots carefully. The Weygandt Portfolio Tastings are just the right size and usually have some interesting wines including the following: Sollner is a small Austrian producer of biodynamic …

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Swedish Hill Vineyard

swedish hill from timesunionDOTcom

Last spring I traveled to the Finger Lakes region of New York researching a cover story on beef I wrote for the September 30 issue of Wine Spectator. (Yes, they do raise cattle there!). On way to the farm of Jeff Rosenkrans (they call them cattle farms, not ranches in …

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