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Drink Tue Dec 04 2007

Break Out the Bubbly

Although New Year's Eve is still a few weeks away, I've noticed that liquor and grocery stores are already starting to carry an abundance of Champagne. Not just for weddings and special occasions anymore, Champagne and Champagne cocktails are becoming more popular. What kind of cocktails you ask? Here are a few you may not have heard of:

The Poinsettia: A perfect addition to your Christmas spread, this drink features Champagne, triple sec and a splash of cranberry juice.
The French 75: Not for lightweights, this cocktail mixes gin and Champagne, plus a splash of simple syrup and lemon juice.
Nelson's Blood: This one mixes tawny port and Champagne. Pretty sure you never thought you'd see port in a cocktail.
The Black Velvet: This drink is a strange combination of Champagne and black Irish stout. (And you thought the port was weird!)

And for those who want to learn how to pick out the perfect Champagne for your holiday parties, attend a tasting at Pops for Champagne. Tastings occur weekly, with a different Champagne variety to be featured each time. Prices vary. Click here for more information.

Cheers!

 
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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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