Happy Holidays! Let’s celebrate the end of one of the worst years ever with Seasons Greetings and Yuletide Cheer! (Someday, I’m going to Google Yuletide and find out what the hell it means). On this year’s Christmas Extravaganza, we feature food writer Karista Bennett, who tells us how to cook a delicious and memorable Christmas dinner for one or two. I also count down my Top 3 Least Favorite Christmas Carols, and talk about why the Smith-Devereux Gran Paradiso Brandy is the ultimate Christmas Spirit. It’s almost as good as The Bing Crosby Christmas Special, only with less talent and I don’t go home and beat my daughter with a 9-iron afterwards.
The Pairs With Life Christmas Special!
- by John Taylor
And that’s what’s really at the heart of this decision: I can’t shake this story or these characters. It’s what I always come back to. So, I think this is The Universe trying to tell me something: finish this story before you move on to something else. And so I will.
The 2016 Altocedro Gran Riserva Malbec es muy loco, but in all the good ways. To start, Altocedro harvests from 70-year-old vines from a 107-year-old vineyard. Not unusual, especially for Mendoza malbec. BUT, then they take the harvested Malbec in whole clusters and barrel co-ferment with 4% Semillon in French oak.