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Sweet Wines, First and Foremost, Are Wines

I’d like to point out the obvious: sweet wines are wines, too. I had this brilliant thought while attending Wine & Spirits “Top of the List” event. I tasted a breadth of excellent wines from all over the globe, but a sample of the Domaine des Baumard Quarts du Chaume stood out. It’s a Loire Valley wine [More]

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Halloween Candy and Dessert Wine Pairing on Serious Eats

Very excited to have my first post on Serious Eats, and it’s all about pairing dessert wine with Halloween candy. Sadly, the pictured assortment of Willy Wonka candies did not make the final cut, but I really enjoy the photo. What pairs best with this listed sweet holiday bounty? Starburst Almond Joy Mellowcreme Pumpkins and [More]

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The Secret Lives of Baked Goods Lets You Have Your History and Eat It, Too

Receiving and reading a preview copy of The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America’s Favorite Desserts by Jessie Oleson Moore, creator of the ultra-sweet and magical, brought me back to my days as a graduate student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Sure, while getting a M.A. in History, [More]

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A Totally Sweet Dessert Wine Collaboration with CakeSpy

I turned yesterday into Super Bowl Sundae (<–read all about it), thanks to a (now declassified) dessert wine investigation with none other than CakeSpy herself, Jessie Moore. You certainly don’t want to miss me getting interviewed by a cupcake and the delicious dessert idea we came up with that will elevate the ordinary into the stratosphere [More]

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