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Wine Wednesdays: Chaddsford Spiced Apple

This week, the weather in Philly has returned to temperatures that you expect for October (not the 80-degree weather we had last week), and a chill is in the air. It’s the weather that makes you want to snuggle under comfy blankets when you come home from work, and to start getting ready for Thanksgiving. Nothing goes better with this type of weather than fall flavors – apple, pumpkin, and butternut squash (those are the three that immediately come to mind).

So this week, I’m sharing one of my favorite wines with you, Spiced Apple wine from Chaddsford Winery. I believe I first tasted it a couple years ago at an event at Liberty Place (a shopping mall on Chestnut St.), and I loved that it was locally produced. I still do, and plan on taking a trip to the winery at some point, since it’s only about a 50 minute drive from Philly.

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Covey Run Gewürztraminer

Wine Wednesdays: Covey Run Gewürztraminer

I’ve decided to start a new series dedicated entirely to wine. And what better day to feature wine than on Wednesdays (you might also know it as hump day). My goal is to feature a new wine every week or two. This is the first time I’m really talking about wine here, so please don’t expect anything too refined or formal.

The first wine I’m sharing with you is a Gewürztraminer from Covey Run. I picked it up for three reasons: I was looking for something new to try, it was strategically placed in the middle of the aisle, and it was on sale for $6.99. So, I thought why not give it a try.

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Joan Verrati

Pollyodd – Limoncello for the American Palate

One of my favorite countries to visit has always been Italy. Whether Lake Cuomo, Vincenza, Venice, Rome, or Vatican City, the sites, sounds, and flavors of Italy are unique and unforgettable.

Some of these flavors can be found in Philadelphia, particularly in South Philly. On December 21, I had the pleasure of getting to know the latest flavor added in the form a Pollyodd, locally made ‘cellos that are currently available in four flavors – the traditional lemoncello, lime, orange, and chocolate.

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Joan Verratti with her ‘cellos.

Pollyodd, produced by Noaj & Mot, Inc., is owned by Joan Verratti and Tom Cavaliere, and has been five years in the making. Five years of having all paperwork in order, getting the right licenses, and being investigated by the FBI. A law passed in February 2012 that allows micro-distillers (who produce no more than 100,000 gallons of alcohol per year) to sell their products from their distilleries and two satellite locations.

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Great Finds of the Week #2

Ok, so it’s been two weeks since I’ve posted a great finds, but here are some posts that I have particularly enjoyed in that period of time.

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Books and more
Be a bookslut for a day by sending in a review of a book the Insatiable Booksluts have already read and reviewed. I guarantee you’ll discover something new.

Speaking of finding new books to read, have you read any of the Booker’s Dozen for 2012? Honestly, I haven’t even heard of any of the books or Authors on this list – a reminder that there are always new books and authors to discover, but also that we will never discover them all. Continue reading “Great Finds of the Week #2”

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Great Finds of the Week

Welcome to my first Great Finds of the Week.

Every day, I come across wonderful content that you are all cooking, photography, experiencing, and writing about, so I’ve decided to compile a list of it all (kind of like my own Freshly Pressed). Here is a look at some great content from the past week.

Books and more

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When authors attack their book bloggers by Insatiable Booksluts looks at the fragile relationship between authors and book bloggers. Apparently, one self-published author thinks that book bloggers shouldn’t have any restrictions on the books they review.

Libby of Moments in My Head is hosting a giveaway for Twilight books. You can win them if you’re able to tell her why she should have read them. Continue reading “Great Finds of the Week”