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Pairings, Partridges, and Pear Trees—Drink Up #5

Pairings were NOT a thing in the 1860s. Red meat/red wine, white meat/ white wine, and pork/rose were about as far as anything went unless you were a sommelier and had to know extra things. One could afford imported wine … Continue reading

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If Aunt Elizabeth from New York Shows Up…Drink Up #4

Not everyone drinks alcohol. Some folks are too young. Some do not care for it, and some have personal, medical, or religious reasons. Some are ill and concerned with drug interactions. These are all modern reasons to refrain from imbibing … Continue reading

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Eggnog? You’ll LOVE It!—Drink Up #3

Eggnog has been part of our history since the colonies even had a history. Originally a “posset” in Europe (particularly England) was a hot drink made of milk curdled with wine or ale. It was beaten to smooth out its … Continue reading

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Frankly My Dear, I’d Love a Mint Julep!—Drink Up #2

The iconic Confederate drink, then and now, is the Mint Julep. Captain Frederick Marryatt (1792-1948) was a Royal Navy officer, a well-respected novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens. He often wrote about America, which he had visited several times. … Continue reading

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