Tag: sangria

5 Refreshingly Cheap White Wines

by in Grocery Shopping, July 18, 2009

White Wine
Big red wines are comforting against winter’s chill, but they just don’t work as well when summer’s heat starts taking hold. Reds’ higher serving temperatures and often higher alcohol content and tannins can clash with summer’s lighter foods. This is where a good white wine comes in.

Here are five summer whites that are all easy to enjoy and pair well with the warm-weather dishes I love — fresh produce, lighter grilled fishes and meats. They’re easy on the wallet, too! –Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth.com

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Cheers! Summer Cocktails to Try (& Some Calorie Warnings)

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, July 1, 2009

Whiskey Sour
Toast July 4th (or any summer day) with a cool cocktail. But don’t go overboard! Cocktails can come with some hefty calorie counts, especially if you like your drinks strong. Before you fill your glass, remember these helpful hints so you don’t wind up drowning in sugar or, worse, with a nasty hangover the next day.

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Healthier Dining Out: Spanish Tapas

by in Dining Out, June 12, 2009

Marinated Olives
The last time the girls and I went out for tapas it took us forever to pick our dishes (and then determine what exactly was in them). The food was all delicious, but I realized that I should’ve done more homework before I sat down to order. Here’s what I learned and what you should know before going out for a meal of Spanish small plates.

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