Wine Pronunciation

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Wine Pronunciation Guide Published byCoastalLiving.com Here’s a phonetic breakdown of popular wines, grapes, and wine terms so you can chat up the Sommelier [sum-muhl-YAY] next time you’re out for a nice dinner. And for me, sometimes I just don’t pronounce my wine correctly. Like Pinot Gris..it comes out like noir…wrong! Armagnanc [ahr-mahn-YAK] Barbera [bar-BEH-rah] Beaujolais [boh-zhuh-LAY] Bordeaux [bohr-DOH] Brut [BROOT] Cabernet Franc [KA-behr-nay FRAHN (FRAHNGH)] Cabernet Sauvignon [ka-behr-NAY so vihn-YOHN (soh-vee-NYAWN)] Chablis [sha-BLEE; shah-BLEE] Chardonnay [shar-dn-AY; … Read more

Cooking with Beer

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The art of cooking with beer is challenging, however the essential principles are with a culinary craft boils down to a balance of sweetness and dryness of hops. ( a factor of malt and the residue of sugars). Beer can contribute richness-even sweetness and body-to sauces. Beware of the hops. They will change in nature in the cooking process, particularly when reducing sauces, and take on a bitter character that will dominate. One has to be … Read more

Name That Pie Contest

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We’ve added a Rhubarb & Strawberry Pie to the family at Sedona Pies. Made with Rose wine, Rhubarb, Strawberries and Vino Cotto. (it’s a wine syrup) It’s delicious!  An excellent balance of the sweetness of strawberries and the tartness of rhubarb, with the wine providing a subtle flavor that both enhances and brings the flavors together as a whole.  I’d recommend that pie to anyone who would like an excellent fruit pie that’s not overly sweet … Read more

My Pie Passion

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My pie passion and purpose is about making a difference, this is what M.A.D. means. I do this by promoting, connecting people and then supporting a cause like Food Banks – “Feeding the hungry one pie at a time.” I consider myself a Serial Entrepreneur, Social Media Evangelist, Author, Blogger, a wonderful friend who is supportive, I champion paying it forward. Love meeting and helping people. Recently, I changed my life forever by marrying my soul … Read more

Rhubarb Marmalade

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From my last post I wrote about serving and making available a Rhubarb pie. For the tasting with Pillsbury wines they will be made available. You can pre-order them..for pick-up, however not until June 26, 2010, when they’ll be sampled. Here’s the recipe for the Rhubarb Marmalade..like I said, it’s great on toast, on a pork roast or use it as a marinade for your meat.

Strawberry Crush

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I recently started to do some experimenting with new recipes again, sometimes, this could be dangerous only because I usually end up with a great pie and new discovery. From there my beta testers sample it and let me know what they think of it. the newest is what I call “Strawberry Crush.” It’s just that simple, made with Strawberries. Last week I had someone ask me if I make Rhubarb & Strawberry pie. I would … Read more

Wine Tastings

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About Wine Tastings, they are becoming popular and an inexpensive for an evening out. A tasting is simply a tasting, it’s a sensory evaluation of the range of perceived flavors, aromas and general characteristics of a wine. To learn what you like and appreciate your own personal tastes. There are many new wineries popping up, and it’s your chance to go and explore them. Wineries will have a tasting room, so you can go and try … Read more

Buying Local

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Buying local is one of our best ways to keep money in our local community. Back in September 2009 Tim Holt a contributor to the Christian Science Monitor, called for a “Buy Local.” You can read more about his call here. A non-profit organization called First Arizona, started to work with local communities through supporting, maintain, and celebrating locally owned business through the state of Arizona. Their goal is to educate, citizens, stakeholders, business leaders and … Read more

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