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Metrokane Rabbit Champagne Sealer

This Champagne Sealer is My Must-Have Wine Gadget

My #1 favorite wine gadget Our test kitchen is loaded with gadgets. In fact, if you try to open one of our cupboards, it’s almost guaranteed that a pile of unidentifiable gadgets will tumble out on you, as though you’re trapped in a slapstick cartoon. I think we have a gadget that can do anything […]

One Minute Beauty Fitness with the Bella Lip Appliance

One Minute Beauty Fitness?–how mouth exercises can make you sexy

A dentist’s discovery Last week I was introduced to Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari. Dr. Bakhtiyari is a dentist who, several years ago, stumbled upon what may be beauty-industry genius. While working on creating an appliance to aid patients with sleep apnea and TMJ issues, she inadvertently created a beauty aid that could be a real game […]

What is Scheurebe?

What is Scheurebe?

The Wine of the Week: Geil Scheurebe Kabinett by Annette Tomei 2016 Geil, Bechtheimer Scheurebe Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany So, what is Scheurebe? The first time I heard of the grape Scheurebe, I was in a class led by a passionate wine importer Terry Theise. He declared it a personal favorite. After that tasting, it also became […]

Treat Yourself: When to Splurge on Champagne

The Wine of the Week: Nicholas Feuillatte Brut Reserve by Annette Tomei NV, Nicholas Feuillatte, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France When life demands a moment to treat myself, my first choice is always a luxurious splurge on Champagne. One of my all-time favorite pairings is crispy french fries with a side of béarnaise sauce and an ice […]

Maille Chablis and Black Truffle Mustard

Black Truffle Mustard–the best mustard you’ll ever taste

Can a mustard be life changing? I might not go so far as to say this mustard changed my life but…Yes, yes I think it has. When Maille asked me if I would like to try their black truffle mustard, I scoffed at the price but, of course, I said I would be happy to […]


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