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Rad Book Signing with Paddle Diva

What do you get when you pair up with amazing females?  One killer book signing in the Hamptons!  Last summer, we celebrated Paddle Diva's (Gina Bradley) inspiring book with the best and most fun canned wine product out there, by Jordan Salcito- Ramona wines.  Christy Cober, from honest man restaurants let us use their latest and greatest restaurant Coche Comedor featuring delicious Mexican Cusine...needless to say- great times had by all! In this crazy time, we could all use some time to reflect and Gina's 10 guiding  principles are truly inspirational.  Gina Bradley has changed many people’s lives while working with them on or in the water. Using her highly acute sense of reading others’ needs, she has developed Ten...

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Duck Breast and Pinot Noir

As we all have to stay in isolation during this trying time, we get to spend time cooking with family.  My twin and I  are doing this remotely and sharing recipes and wine pairings.  The other day she cooked a fantastic duck breast dish.   Moira Rose made fruit wine hilarious in a Schitt's Creek episode.  My twin found some old fruit wine and decided to make a delicious sauce with it. She used a Cherry Fruit Wine as the base of her reduction and then used fresh strawberries and blackberries to compliment to sauce.  She sautéed shallots in a little butter and then reduced the cherry wine down adding in the fresh fruit. She made whipped potatoes and sautéed...

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Sancerre made Simple

People love Sancerre.   Sancerre is fun to say and even more fun to drink.   Some people do not realize it but Sancerre is the region and the primary grape is Sauvignon Blanc.  The district is located on the left bank of the Loire River and also grows limited production of Pinot Noir which makes lovely rosé.   Just across the river is the acclaimed region of Pouilly-Fumé which also produces beautiful Sauvignon Blanc. The soils around the area can be roughly classified into three categories. The far western reaches heading towards Menetou-Salon have "white" soils with limestone & clay.  Around the village of Chavignol the soil also includes some Kimmeridgian Marl.  Wines from these western reaches tend to have...

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