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Nov 08

Show Us Your Rack

Tomorrow (Friday, Nov 9) is Show Us Your Rack day in the wine blogging world.

Wine rack

Take that as you will, but what it really means is show us your wine rack. This is the brainchild of my friend Lenn over at LennDevours. It’s also one of the first things to make me smile in weeks. What a great title! So along with our weekly listing of events, I’ll also be showing you my rack, er, racks tomorrow.

I’ll be posting multiple photos:

  • Our family room bar area with 3 wine refrigerators of the small and smaller variety. There are also several cases sitting around this area. This may require 2 photos.
  • Our "green" ecofriendly dining room rack, where the wines that don’t fit in the wine fridges live.
  • Our two overflow racks in the living room where wines that don’t fit in the dining room live.
  • Our dining room hutch, where dessert wines live.

Yeah, we have too much wine.

You can read more about Show Us Your Rack Day here. Photos will be posted to this Flickr group. So join us, and show us your rack!

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Nov 07

Mulling Over Cider

Mulledcider
Admittedly, I’ve been slacking on my blog posting duties. I’m sorry. With all the deaths and memorial services, about every two weeks since September, I have to admit I haven’t been in the mood. I also haven’t actually gone anywhere exciting or drank anything more than bourbon in the last few weeks.

But it’s autumn, and I usually love autumn. I love the crispness of the air and the crackle of the leaves under my feet. And I love the chance to make mulled cider.

Today, I’m sharing with you my incredibly easy mulled cider recipe. You need a crock pot, and let’s go from there.

Shel’s Mulled Cider

2 quarts apple cider
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp whole cloves
1tsp whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks
¼ tsp salt
1 dash ground nutmeg
1 ½ oz rum (per mug)

1. With cloves and allspice in a large teaball, cook all ingredients in a crockpot on low for 2-8 hours.

2. Stir occasionally/rarely to dissolve sugar.

Alternatively, you can cook in a pan on the stovetop on low heat 20-30 minutes until simmering.

3. Pour your favorite golden rum into each mug, but do not cook with the rum. A cinnamon stick in each mug is also a nice festive touch.

Enjoy!

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Posted by Michelle at 11:41 am in Cocktails, Recipes, Spirits | Permalink | Comments (2)
Nov 02

Cincinnati Wine Events 11/02 – 11/08

MtadamssignI haven’t done one of these event listings in a couple weeks due to our family crisis. My apologies. Because I’m so behind, it’s almost as if I’m starting over. If I’m missing events, please let me know. I can’t believe it’s November. The holidays are almost here. I lost autumn completely. September and October slipped down the rabbit hole without my even realizing it. So let’s get started with November’s listings.

As usual, it’s a big list of events, so we’ve compiled it on one page for your reading pleasure. (For information on Dayton, you can refer to Mark’s blog at Uncorked.) If you know of tastings or events that we missed in the Cincinnati area, or if we have incorrect information, please email us and we’ll add it to the list.

You may note that the tastings in KY are mostly free, and the tastings in Ohio charge at least .25. It’s illegal for a retailer to give alcohol away in Ohio, so they charge you, but many times it’s a nominal fee.

Tell them we sent you, and happy tasting!

Map IconFriday Interactive Wine Tasting Map

Map IconSaturday Interactive Wine Tasting Map

You can also click the map icons in the detailed listings to view the maps.

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Download 1102.pdf (An easy-to-print PDF of all the events in this blog post)

Per usual, the Friday photo is brought to you from the talented folks at Cincy Images.

Follow the "Continue reading" jump at the bottom for Friday – Thursday tastings. Upcoming events are listed at the end.

Cheers!

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