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Cheers to Five Years

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What do you get when you put together art, food from the city’s top chefs and endless drinks? An amazing night of celebrating for a good cause. This week in Philly the culinary event of the year is back! The 2014 Audi FEASTIVAL, presented by Philadelphia Magazine/Foobooz, PECO, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is all set to take place on Thursday, Sept. 18th. The 5th annual event will once again be co-hosted by 3 culinary inspirations: Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and Audrey Claire Taichmanraise to help raise funds for FringeArts. Once again you will be able to witness unique artistic live performances while enjoying food from over 75 of the top restaurants and bars in the city. A live and silent auction will also take place.

This year FEASTIVAL has a new venue. Tickets are still available. Read about the great time we enjoyed last year: Click Here.

What: 2014 Audi FEASTIVAL to benefit FringeArts – Philadelphia

Where: Penn’s Landing, 1 North Delaware Avenue on the Delaware River waterfront between Market and Chestnut Streets

When: Thursday, Sept. 19th, 7pm-10pm

How: Visit www.phillyfeastival.com for more info and to purchase your tickets. (Early Admission VIP tickets available!)

Hope to see you there…Cheers!

~Vino & Vintage

“This year is a watershed moment for us — it’s the fifth year of FEASTIVAL, and the first year that FringeArts has its own building,” says FringeArts Board President Richard Vague. “With that, we will expand from 16 days to well over 100 days of performances annually — and that means an unprecedented level of groundbreaking theater and dance for Philadelphia.”

 

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Football, Chili and Wine..Oh My!

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Well, we survived our first football season weekend….and the Eagles won! In honor of our first football Sunday, we indulged in some homemade chili and wine. Yup, that’s right…football, chili and wine make for a great Sunday afternoon. We got a little inspired after being invited to participate in Riunite’s Ultimate Chili Challenge. Chili and Lambrusco? Hmmm…wine not?! 

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So we cooked up our special hot turkey chili made with Del Monte diced tomatoes and Louisiana Hot Sauce (along with other ingredients that will remain a secret) and paired it with a chilled Lambrusco from Riunite. The red wine’s light and spritzy qualities and the spicy, bold flavors of the chili balanced each other out to make for a great tailgate (or “home-gate”) pairing.

If you’ve got a great chili recipe and you love wine then you definitely don’t want to miss Riunite’s nationwide chili cook-off.  The Grand Prize is a trip for two to Arizona for the Super Bowl in February 2015!

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To enter the contest: Click Here. The deadline is September 20, 2014.

See more details below….

Visit the Reunite Tailgate Website

Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Hashtag: #RiuniteChili

Good Luck!

Riunite Chili Challenge

 

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Back-to-School Wine

images (3)Hard to believe Summer is coming to an end! With Fall around the corner many will be making an official switch to Pumpkin Lattes in the morning and Red Wine in the evenings. Just remember, if you’re in the mood for something different, go for it! And to all the moms (and dads) out there who are feeling a little too excited to send the kids back to school, don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for it! ;)

In celebration honor of Back-to-School season and Labor Day, we put together a few funnies for you to enjoy. Cheers!

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Don’t forget to check out our End-of Summer Sale!

~Vino & Vintage

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Storing Wine

One of the things that we get asked a lot about is how to properly store wine. Well, while we may not be expert sommeliers and our wine bottles don’t usually stand a chance of getting stored, we do dream of having that beautiful cave-like wine cellar one day. Until then, we’ve put together a few helpful infographics we came across that do a nice job of breaking down wine storage for us. Cheers!

 

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End-of-Summer Sale

If you think it’s been a little quiet over here at Vino & Vintage…you’re not exactly wrong. We just got back from a much needed Summer vacation in California. Don’t get it twisted though, it was definitely not all play and no work (though it was a lot of California wine!). Actually, we’ve been getting ready for some fun and exciting things that await us coming this Fall. In preparation, we are having an end-of-Summer sale! Check it out…..

Get your favorite “Winette” shirt and in addition to our sale price, we’ll throw in a free set of of all four “Winette” magnets and stickers and free shipping to the U.S.!

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Get a set of our unique and classy “Winette” Charms and we’ll throw in a set of all four magnets and stickers along with a beaded fashion bracelet to decorate your wine bottle or your wrist…plus free shipping!

wpid-wp-1407966303076.jpegTo find out which “Winette” you are and shop our online boutique: Click Here

Don’t forget to follow us TwitterFacebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

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Summer Wine Pairings

As Summer winds down in its last month, we thought we’d share another great guide to pairing different wines with some favorite Summer dishes.  Enjoy…Cheers!
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Sangria Summer

The perfect Summer cocktail? Sangria of course!  Finding the right blend of wine, fruit and other ingredients can be tricky. A couple of Summers ago we shared some of our red and white Sangria recipe tips. (To read post: Click Here) However, this helpful guide from Wine Enthusiast Magazine breaks down The Anatomy of Sangria so you can easily create your own personal recipe. Experimenting is the best part! What’s in your Sangria? Cheers!

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