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Betsy’s Bucket List Blog

Betsy’s Bucket List Blog

Betsy’s Bucket List Blog Have you ever felt the urge to drop everything- job, mortgage, responsibilities – to travel around the world? Some people might call that a mid-life crisis, others might say it’s wanderlust, but for most it is just a pipe dream that we can satisfy with escapism fiction like Eat Pray Love. […]

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Let them drink Rosé!

Let them drink Rosé!

Despite the recession, producers in Provence are experiencing a boom in sales of rosé wine. Provence Wine Concil shows a 28% jump in sales of imported rosé in the US in the past year. The growth in imported rosé eight times steeper than the overall growth of wine sales in the US. People see rosé […]

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Not So Sweet Saunternes

Not So Sweet Saunternes

What would fois gras be without its Sauternes? Would a pairing of Roquefort cheese and Saunternes be nearly as pleasurable without that sweet and salty combination? Personally, I cringe to even consider these unfortunate possibilities. But it seems to be a fast approaching reality. Saunternes, the region in the Graves section of Bordeaux, is famous […]

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What is Meant by “Length”?

What is Meant by “Length”?

Wines where the flavor lingers in the mouth after swallowing are called long, and this is considered to be a positive description: the intensity and persistence of flavor reflect the quality of the wine. The aroma and flavor continuing in the mouth after the wine has been swallowed is called its aftertaste: the quality and […]

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Very Berry Beet Verrines

Very Berry Beet Verrines

Psst…Have you heard about verrines? Well if you haven’t, you are in for a treat…in a glass! This culinary phenomenon has enjoyed an explosion in popularity in recent years so it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. Verrines, which stems from the French word for glass- verre- are layered appetizers served in small, clear glasses. […]

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