Monthly Archives: March 2021

  1. The Best Salmon and Wine Pairings

    Salmon and wine

    For being such a versatile fish, you’d think coming up with the perfect wine to pair with salmon would be easy, but it’s actually this versatility that can make it a challenge. What wines pair best with grilled salmon? What wine should be served with lemon-crusted salmon? Are you having dinner with salmon and a crisp green vegetable like asparagus, or pairing wine with smoked salmon and cream cheese for a weekend brunch?

    With a nearly limitless array of cooking methods and flavor profiles, it’s often not as simple as choosing between a red or a white. 

    Focusing on a few tried and true preparations, we're taking the guesswork out of it to help find your perfect wine for pairing with salmon.

    Smoked Salmon Pairings

    If you’re planning to indulge in a classic dish like Lox (commonly served on a bagel with tangy cream cheese, salty capers, onions, and tomatoes), your salmon wine pairing might look a lot different than that of someone twirling noodles on a pl

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  2. Lowest Calorie Alcohol: What Spirits Have the Least Calories

    Lowest Calorie Alcohol: What Spirits Have the Least Calories

    As summer approaches, weight loss and diets are top of mind, and you might be worried about the extra calories in your favorite spirits.

    While spirits and alcohol will increase your calorie count, giving them up altogether isn’t necessarily the only option. If you do try to cut your favorite treats out of your life entirely, you’ll probably cheat at some point, and it will lead to a cycle of guilt and unhealthy indulgences.

    Therefore, rather than trying to give up your favorite indulgences entirely, consider making your selection healthier and consume smaller amounts of each spirit.

    Here are some recommendations on how you can make your next indulgence healthier.

    Spirits Calorie Count

    Whether you’re considering a shot or making a cocktail, here is a breakdown of the calorie count for some of the most popular spirits.

    • Vodka: 64 calories and zero carbs per ounce
    • Tequila: 69 calories and zero carbs per ounce
    • Gin: 74 ca
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  3. The Best Affordable Organic Wine

    The Best Affordable Organic Wine

    Because organic food is not laden with pesticides or preservatives, it’s a far superior choice to nonorganic. Just like organic food, organic wine delivers health benefits that you won’t find in other wines. And here’s a bonus … unlike organic produce, organic wine isn’t outrageously expensive.

    How is organic wine made?

    The organic wine process begins at the vineyard with organically grown grapes. Quite simply, the winemaker grows the grapes naturally, without the application of any synthetic chemicals, herbicides, or pesticides.

    The result is a healthier grape with a more robust skin and a higher concentration of elements that are good for you. These include antioxidants that combat free radicals and resveratrol which promotes heart health, lowers bad cholesterol, and increases good cholesterol.

    What’s more, when you pour yourself a lovely glass of

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  4. Mix Things Up—4 Drinks to Make with Baileys Irish Cream

    Irish Baileys Bar scene

    Professional mixologists have long created cocktails using Baileys because the smooth, creamy liqueur pairs perfectly with an array of other spirits. In fact, with eleven flavor varieties available, there are dozens of delicious recipes you can use to make Baileys cocktails.

    Are Baileys and Kahlua Interchangeable?

    Baileys and Kahlua both complement a freshly brewed cup of coffee, but there are distinct differences between the two liqueurs.

    Baileys is creamy and derives its taste from cream, cocoa, and Irish Whiskey. Kahlua is dark without the creaminess of Baileys and is made with 100 percent arabica coffee, rum, and sugar.

    While acceptable, swapping out Baileys for Kahlua in a cocktail recipe will produce quite different taste results. 

    Rich and Delightful Baileys Cocktails

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