Wine in a Can – Sommelier’s Corner

Posted by - July 22, 2016

By Zak Kilson | It’s July, and summer is in full swing. This means it’s beach season, time for fireworks, and backyard barbeques. I can’t think of a better way to show your patriotism on Independence Day than to fire up the grill, cook some burgers and dogs, and sip on some good old-fashioned American

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Drink Smart at Summer Gatherings

Posted by - July 19, 2016

By Evonne Varady | With the summer starting and the grills firing up, it’s important to drink smart. Let’s touch base on a common factor that goes with the beach, sand, and sun… alcohol. Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many

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Outdoor Dining – Keeping Unwanted Guests at Bay

Posted by - July 15, 2016

By Paige Brown | The intoxicating aroma of meat cooking on the grill, the sound of glasses clinking, spontaneous laughter, and the twinkling light from the nightly ‘lighting bug’ show fills the air. Spread before me, on a green and white checked tablecloth, are bowls of potato salad, boiled shrimp, and my favorite watermelon salad.

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Patriotic Summertime Plates —And the Livin’s Tasty

Posted by - July 1, 2016

By Fanny Slater | Sun’s out. Bun’s out. Wait, no. Put your swim trunks back on. We’re talking patriotic summertime plates: burgers and dogs here. Between the grill marks, tan lines, and patriotic pitter patter in the air—it’s clear that summertime extravaganzas are upon us. Whether you’re kicking off the season with a pool party

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Summertime Wines – Sommelier’s Corner

Posted by - June 11, 2016

By Zak Kilson | It’s summertime and the living is easy. We live in this cool coastal community with fresh seafood available at every turn. For me, summertime brings some fun changes to my diet, a lot of which come by way of light and refreshing dishes made from our delicious little friends from the

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Rosé Season – Sommelier’s Corner

Posted by - May 19, 2016

Zak Kilson | Here in the Port City, it’s finally springtime. This is my favorite time of year. The weather is perfect, and we’re smack in the middle of rosé season! To be fair, I think the time for rosé is every day of the year, but for some, it’s only enjoyed during the spring

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Juice and Blend

To Juice or To Blend?

Posted by - May 9, 2016

By Evonne Varady | To Juice A juice is the liquid of a plant with all of the plant’s fiber removed. Juices, in our minds, are healing drinks – “vitamin and mineral infusions.” Juicing removes all of the fiber and some of the protein from the plants. This means your body does not have to do any digestive work to

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chicken wings recipe

Chicken Wings – CFL Honey Soy Style

Posted by - April 23, 2016

Chicken Wings marinated and baked in a rich and flavorful honey-soy sauce are a satisfying diversion from fried chicken wings, with a tasty sauce that is perfect over rice. Last weekend was Wilmington Wing Fling, and if that just whetted your appetite for this perfect and easy meal – or snack – try our chicken

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Wine Festival – Sommelier’s Corner – April 2016

Posted by - April 16, 2016

By Zak Kilson, Chien de Vin | The weather is getting warmer, and the azaleas are starting to bloom here in the Cape Fear region. To me, the fresh air and warm smells of spring mean that it’s rose season; crisp and refreshing, just like the breeze that blows through our fair city. With that

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Sommelier’s Corner

Posted by - March 5, 2016

From our Wine Expert! Winter is in the rearview. Sort of. Except for a handful of days this month when you will be scrambling to find the winter coat you thought you wouldn’t need again until November. Get excited! We’re in the bizarre holding pattern of a month we call March. Let’s pop some bottles!

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