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Lush: The wines I’ve loved and loathed, and how we met

I, still to this day, remember my first sip of wine. I guess I was about six years old and my sometimes-present-but-mostly-not papa was visiting from I don’t remember where. Just for the record – my papa loves his booze. I remember him, in a good-humored way, chugging something alcoholic at every opportunity and that […]

Ten cocktails for Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly. ‘Tis the season to rock some holly. ‘Tis the season to eat too much, drink more than we should, give thanks for what’s good, and give the boot and the finger to all else. Here is my offering to all of you: a list of my favorite holiday cocktails and the songs I like to drink them to

Women, wine and football: The triple-threat!

Certain things in life make me feel good to be alive. No, I’m not going on some dirty-girl rant about what makes me supa’ horny; that’s for another time. I’m talking about wine, women and football! It sounds random, but keep an open mind and read on.

Cocky about sake

But that aside, sake – or 日本酒, which means “Japanese liquor” – happens to be one of my favorite drinks. It’s delicious highly-alcoholic beverage made from rice, born more than 1,000 years ago in Japan.

Books, films that make you think of food

Come rain or come shine there are always good reasons to eat, drink, and cuddle up with a good book or movie. I have a completely sick and twisted crush on scary movies and murder mystery novels, many of which have made sleeping through the night an impossibility for much of my life, and gooey chick flicks and books – anything with Matthew McConaughey booty or Angelina Jolie booby is worth a gander at least. But I must say that in addition to my love of some good T & A, nothing entices me like the allure of a book or movie with lots of hot, sexy, juicy, tasty… food and drink.

The best aphrodisiac drinks

These are my aphrodisiacs. The word itself, named for the Greek goddess of all things sexy, Aphrodite, dances off the tongue and makes you go, ooh la la. Aphrodisiacs are meant to increase sexual arousal and pleasure, and praise be to Aphrodite, their list is long.

For me, the story begins with a bottle of wine

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