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Sommelier: July 2012 Archives

Summer Cocktails Made with Bitters

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

compari.jpgSummer is cocktail time, and a key ingredient of many of the classics is generaly some sort of bitters. Craig Pinhey enjoys bitters from time to time and he recommends Campari at $25.29 a bottle. (Photo: Compari)

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A Crisp Vino Verde in the Heat

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

gazela.jpgWith the heat and humidity, it makes sense to turn to low alcohol, crisp and refreshing white wines that are served almost ice cold. A great choice is Vino Verde, a fruity wine made from indigenous Portuguese grapes. Craig Pinhey recommends 2011 Gazela Vinho Verde from Portugal at $10.49 a bottle.


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Wheat Beer for Summer

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Thumbnail image for blanchedechambly_.jpgThere are many forms of wheat beers, some of them too strong and hearty for summer. Craig Pinhey has some thoughts on the kind of wheat beers he drinks in summer and why. His beer of the week is  Unibroue Blanche De Chambly. A six-pack costs $14.82 at ANBL.

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