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Les Crayères

A meal at Les Crayeres restaurant in Champagne, a lovely meal just 1 hour from Paris by train. From David Lebovitz at The Sweet Life in Paris.

Ginger Pear White Sangria - Sweet Autumn pears and zippy ginger join up in this spiced sangria that couldn't be more perfect for the season. Maybe we could try a version of this at work.

Meyer Lemon Martini  by Doucanoe on September 1, 2011 in Cocktails, Drinks  September 1, 2011 CocktailsDrinks

Meyer Lemon Martini

4 ounces, fluid Good Vodka 2 ounces, fluid Meyer Lemon Juice ½ cups Fine Sugar, On A Small Plate To Line The Rim Of The Glass 2 slices Meyer Lemon, For Garnish

Homemade sangria: red wine + apple + orange + blue berry + strawberry

Homemade sangria: red wine + apple + orange + blue berry + strawberry

I have wanted these forever... since the first season of Gossip Girl when I saw them for the first time... <3

Gossip Girl made me obsessed with these. Edge Wine Glasses--- Cylindrical bowls with flat bases have a dramatic, contemporary look that lends an elegant edge to the enjoyment of wine.

Rosé

How is Rosé Wine Made? Gone is the stigma of the pink drink and memories of sweet, low alcohol, innocuous White Zinfandels, which weren’t white and barely rosé, either.

Malivoire Moira Chardonnay 2009,  Beamsville Bench, Ontario, Canada.  Toasted almond fleshed out by ripe peach. Gorgeous, full-bodied and layered. Truly one of Canada's best chardonnays. Yum!  For recipe matches, price and score for this wine, visit  http://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks/wine/malivoire-moira-chardonnay-2009/110548

Toasted almond fleshed out by ripe peach. Gorgeous, full-bodied and layered.

Is there anything in this world more comforting than melted cheese?

Bon Appetit 2012 Tastemakers - Uplands Cheese Company’s Mike and Carol Gingrich and Andy Hatch. Pictured: Rush Creek Reserve, cheese porn for the day.

An exceptional Aguardente Velha (Brandy), Aged for Over 30 Years in Oak Barrels.

Certain wines can certainly benefit from the addition of oak chips or being put in an oak barrel.