Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Beverages

For those of you who’ve been suffering from triple digit temperatures this summer, we’d like to extend our sincere condolences. And not to...
What you’ll be drinking next, from boat drinks in tiki bars to Chinese liqueur and DIY cocktails.
About a decade ago, when Melissa Monosoff was working as sommelier at the Four Seasons, she faced plenty of tests - some from the Court of Master Sommeliers, where she obtained the highest possible certification, and others tableside, from skeptical customers.
White wine lovers looking for a change-up from the same old chardonnay or pinot grigio have another fine option to consider: pinot gris. Wait - isn't pinot gris just the French name for pinot grigio? Absolutely.
"It's a tiki interpretation of Pee-wee's Playhouse," Chris Thomas said. The bar is made of thatched grass and reclaimed wood.
Corporate giant E&J Gallo makes many wines under many labels and many of them are quite good, says our wine expert.