Category Archives: Fun Miscellany

Roasted Tomato Relish

On our trips back to Australia I always enjoy reconnecting with the tastes unique to my homeland. I grew up with a Grandmother who was a prolific producer of preserves – jams, chutneys, relishes and the like. I was fortunate … Continue reading

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Nirvana – A Visit to Pinckney Bend Distillery

In keeping with the name of this blog I think it appropriate I relate the story of our little road-trip to my favorite gin maker over the July 4th weekend. As many of you know, I am a gin snob … Continue reading

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An Inebriated Epicurean’s Taste of NYC

We love NYC. Every visit we discover new places to enjoy, some courtesy of our friends, others we stumble upon. This last trip we found some great new bars, restaurants and just places to hang. One of these is The … Continue reading

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The Rise of Craft Distilleries (out of the bathtub and into polite company!)

I am a gin snob and proud of this! If you had told me a year ago that I would be extolling the virtues of a gin produced deep in Daniel Boone country I would have pronounced you crazy. However, … Continue reading

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Favorite Bars!

Ok people, a subject close to the heart of every Inebriated Epicurean! A list of my favorite bars. This is a subject many an Inebriated Epicurean can spend numerous hours debating. The idea to include this list on my blog … Continue reading

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Galaxy Hops – Scot’s “Most of the Galaxy Brew”

My husband, Scot (aka Underground Brew-Master), has been brewing some pretty impressive beers for the past 18 months. He is like a mad scientist when he is brewing and the results have impressed everyone who has had the good fortune … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Local Wineries, and a Brewery

When was the last time you grabbed your friends or family and headed off to explore the local wineries? You don’t need to be in California or the better known wine regions of Australia (Margaret River, McLaren Vale etc) to … Continue reading

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Dessert Wines aka “Stickies”

This week I want to talk about an oft overlooked treat – the dessert wine.  The Aussies refer to these wines as  Stickies, due to their sticky or viscous mouthfeel (nobody ever accused the Aussies of over-thinking language!). A very … Continue reading

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Rosé – a journey worth taking!

As the Northern Hemisphere rolls into summer, put aside any aversion you may have to pink wine and try some of the great Roses on the market. The French have long been masters of this fresh, delicious drop, but you … Continue reading

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Fun Miscellany – Passport to Dry Creek Valley Weekend

Each year we travel to Northern California to celebrate the Passport to Dry Creek Valley Weekend with friends from across the country. We spend the weekend enjoying amazing wines and delicious food with our friends and meeting some very passionate … Continue reading

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