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Tim Vidra

Spirited Cocktails Lot18

The holiday season is officially upon us! With family, friends and festive gatherings abound, I’ve concocted this roundup of 8 of my favorite holiday cocktails to keep things “spirited” all season long. It’s cider season, and this bourbon apple cider garnished with rosemary is… [Read more…]

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Wine Tasting

We are asked all the time about the new wine brands that appear in Tasting Room shipments and on Lot18. Neptune’s Trident? The Stub? The Tender? Mythmaker? I’ve never heard of ANY of these wineries! Where are all these wines… [Read more…]

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Tim Vidra

Chicken Marsala - Lot18

Most of us have that bottle of Marsala wine stored away that was served once as an aperitif then shoved into the cabinet and forgotten about. If you fall into that category alongside me, then this recipe will help bring that bottle… [Read more…]

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Tim Vidra

Walnut Basil Pesto — Lot18

  Walking through my urban garden, looking at what’s left (which isn’t much beyond a stray pepper and a few green cherry tomatoes), I found I had two large basil plants still brimming with bright green, fragrant leaves. As a way to celebrate this… [Read more…]

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Eric Arnold

The streaming service Netflix recommends movies and TV shows you’ll like based on your prior viewing habits. So it should come as no surprise that Netflix recently suggested that I watch Red Obsession, a documentary about China’s infatuation with top-tier… [Read more…]

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