Now We’re Cookin’! By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier Let’s start with a few ground rules: The first is to not use wine called “cooking wine”! If you don’t want to drink it, you shouldn’t cook with it. Secondly, you can add sweetness but can’t take it out. So unless the recipe calls for sweet or fortified wine, stick with dry wine varietals. In the red wine category, good choices are Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Ordering Wine at a Restaurant By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier No matter if the wine list is a single page or a leather bound book, ordering wine at a restaurant shouldn’t be intimidating at all…in fact, it can be fun! First, know that a bottle has five 5-ounce glasses in it and should serve three people (ok, not if I am one of those three, but I’ll continue). Ask around the table who is drinking
Isn’t It Romantic: Your Complete Menu for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier When you think Valentine’s Day you immediately think of chocolates, roses and Champagne. That is a good starting point, but when you’re ready for a romantic dinner, you need a voluptuous red wine! Something velvety soft, opulent and complex. Something that transports you to a time and place where you first met. Something that makes you feel
Beat Pennsylvania’s Soda Tax at Roger Wilco Pennsauken and Roger Wilco Palmyra. Pennsylvania’s new Soda Tax is in full effect, but the increase in tax is no reason to stop enjoying your favorite beverages. Roger Wilco Pennsauken and Roger Wilco Palmyra are now offering any 12-pack of soda for $5.33 (including tax)*! Head in to our Pennsauken or Palmyra locations today to take advantage of this great deal. Roger Wilco Pennsauken Soda Sale *Promotion
By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier Many people make resolutions at the start of a new year but so few of us keep them. Maybe your unrealistic goals should be replaced with something that is totally enjoyable…like drinking more wine! Here are 5 resolutions that will sure to make 2017 a banner year. 1) Try a new grape variety Even the most ardent wine geek can find themselves drinking the same 5 or 6 wine varietals.
The name Champagne is so branded that it has become a catch-all for all sparkling wine, much to the great chagrin of France. They do have a point…Champagne is a place. If it’s not made in that place it’s not Champagne. Now there are a lot of “sparkling wines”, and some are very good, but the process of making real Champagne differs from them. Without going into the entire process, it involves a secondary fermentation
Eggnog is a holiday classic that is enjoyed at parties and gatherings throughout the Holiday season. But, did you know that National Eggnog Day is December 23rd? To celebrate the occasion we’ve created our very own Eggnog recipe to share with you. What You’ll Need 8 eggs, separated 1 tsp freshly ground Nutmeg 1/2 tsp Salt 1/3 c Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla extract 4 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy whipping cream Your choice: bourbon
The exact origin of the sidecar is unclear, but it is thought to have been invented around the end of World War I in either London or Paris. The drink was directly named for the motorcycle attachment. What You’ll Need 1.5 ounces Cognac 3/4 ounces Cointreau 3/4 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice Sugar (optional) Directions If you’d like a sugar rim on your glass, coat the rim with lemon juice, place a small amount of sugar
The world’s oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325 and was found near the town of Speyer, Germany, inside one of two Roman sarcophaguses. It is currently on display at the town’s Historisches Museum der Pfalz. More can be found in ‘Wine: the 8000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade’ by Thomas Pellechia. New York, NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006.
By Roger Wilco’s Wine Guy and Somm, Jimmy Quaile. Wine makes the perfect gift for a number of reasons. You can buy a good bottle to fit any budget. It has a wide age-range appeal. It’s the perfect “emergency” gift to have on hand in case you forgot someone and yet enjoy yourself if you covered all your bases. And lastly, one size fits all and doubles are fine! So whether you are invited to a