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Patio Season’s Arrived, Our Top 8 Wines For Summer

May 27, 2015

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The tables have been set, flowers planted, umbrellas opened, and the twinkle lights are in full effect.  Yes my friends, it is officially patio season here in Atlanta.  And with a new season of al fresco dining in full swing, it’s also time to talk summer sips.  And it’s no secret that we’re big wine lovers here at WOM ,so what better way to usher in our favorite time of year than by sharing the top eight wines for summer we’ll be sipping on all season long?  Tell us, do you have a go-to summer time wine?  Truly, MKR

No. One: Round Pond Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.  This has been my go-to summer wine for the past four years.  It’s beautifully balanced rich acidic and fruit forward notes never disappoint in satisfying on a warm, sunny day.  

No. Two:  Whispering Angel.  I was introduced to this easy drinking Rose on a recent trip to Turks and Caicos and was immediately smitten.  Not only does it have the most gorgeous pink coloring, but its light, and easy to drink with light notes of strawberry and berries, making it a fast favorite.

No. Three: Miraval Rose.  I won’t lie in saying when I first spied this Rose it was because of the gorgeous bottle and simple packaging.  So I was pleasantly surprised when the wine was just as good as the bottle it was poured from.

No. Four:  Sancerre Anything.  Situated on the left bank of the Loire at the eastern edge of the Loire Valley Sancerre’s vineyards cover a series of hillsides dominated by the “Piton” or peak of Sancerre.  Most well known for their Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre is easy to drink, easy to find, and if it’s on the menu I’ll usually choose it over any other wine.

No. Five:  Blackbird Arriviste.  The pinkest of all the roses, Arriviste is a blend of Cab Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot making it the richest, and most complex of the roses.  So much so that I find myself drinking it in cold and warm weather.

No. Six:  Skipstone Viognier.  A small, organic winery, Skipstone was introduced on my last visit to Napa by our friends at Maisonry.  With an intense aroma and hints of pineapple and even mango that linger, make it crisp and almost mouthwatering.  While it’s harder to find locally, this wine is one that’s worth the expedited cost of shipping. 

No. Seven:  Darioush Viognier.  Years ago ,Darioush Viognier was the first Viognier I had ever tasted, and since then, I’ve become a big fan of this rich, yet exotic, acidic wine.  With exotic fruits balanced by notes of jasmine, this Viognier will become a fast favorite.

No. Eight:  Orison Pipa.  A very small batch winery the ORISON wine project was started in 2012 by Daniel and Filipa Orrison (great friends of WOM) with the help of winemaker Ricardo Carvalho, and embodies the desire to bring the beauty and spirit of Portugal to the United States through wine.  Pipa, accomplishes that with a crisp, refreshing, easy to drink wine you’ll enjoy many a warm weather night ahead.

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Grilled Corn Salad

May 20, 2015

Grilled Corn Salad Recipe at a PicnicPicnic Ideas: Grilled Corn Salad

When packing for a picnic, I always try to keep the menu seasonal and simple.  By sticking with foods that are easy to transport and that require minimal utensils, you’ll serve a spread that is inviting and also low-key. My recipe for fresh grilled corn salad is truly a no-brainer and always a hit when serving at the perfect picnic.  The combination of grilled corn, fresh cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs (with a little kick of course) just screams summer!  Truly, MKR

Grilled Corn Salad
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 6-8 cups grilled corn (cooled to room temperature)
  2. 1 small pint cherry tomatoes
  3. 1 onion sliced
  4. 1 green pepper sliced
  5. 1 jalepeno diced
  6. 2-5 sprigs of basil chopped
  7. 2-5 sprigs of cilantro chopped
  8. olive oil
  9. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients above and serve room temperature or chilled.
Notes
  1. While you can serve this right away I prefer allowing it to marinate overnight allowing the flavors to really work together.
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11 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

May 19, 2015

Bring on the barbecue, white jeans (for all of you who still believe in this silly rule!), and turn off Monday’s alarms. The pools are open, and another summer is rolling in. Check out the inspiration above for eleven ways to celebrate Memorial Day. But hey, let’s remember why we’re celebrating Memorial Day and enjoying this long weekend by taking time to honor and remember those who have sacrificed for our great country, too.  What do you have planned?  Cheers, Kat

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REFLECT & REMEMBER

REFLECT & REMEMBER

REMEMBER WHAT THIS HOLIDAY IS ALL ABOUT, AND ALL OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED AND CONTINUE TO SACRIFICE FOR OUR COUNTRY. PROUDLY DISPLAY YOUR AMERICAN FLAG AND FESTIVE DECOR TO PAY RESPECT.

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FIND THE LAKE

FIND THE LAKE

IT'S A PROVEN FACT THAT LONG WEEKENDS AND LAKE DAYS GO TOGETHER PERFECTLY. PACK THE YETI AND MAKE YOUR WAY LAKESIDE. WE'RE STILL WAITING ON JCREW TO RESTOCK THIS GUY.

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BARBECUE

BARBECUE

WHAT'S A LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITHOUT FINGER-LICKING-GOOD BARBECUE? MAKE SURE THERE'S SOME OF THIS GOODNESS ON THE MENU PLANNED.

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STARS & STRIPES (AND WHITE PANTS)

STARS & STRIPES (AND WHITE PANTS)

THOUGH WE DON'T BELIEVE IN THIS FASHION RULE, FOR THOSE THAT DO - IT'S NOW OFFICIALLY WHITE PANTS SEASON, SO ROCK THOSE PAIRS WITH FESTIVE STRIPES.

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SEE THE OPEN ROAD

SEE THE OPEN ROAD

HOP ON YOUR CRUISER BICYCLE AND ENJOY THE REFRESHING BREEZE ON YOUR FACE AND THE FREEDOM OF HAVING NOWHERE TO BE.

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PACK A PICNIC

PACK A PICNIC

DON'T FIND YOURSELF ON A PICNIC WITHOUT ALL OF THE NECESSITIES. TAKE A FEW NOTES ON HOW TO PACK THE PERFECT PICNIC AND HEAD TO THE NEAREST PARK.

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DINE OUTSIDE

DINE OUTSIDE

GRAB THE STRING LIGHTS AND TAKE THE DINNER PARTY OUTSIDE...THE BRAISED SHORT RIBS WON'T EAT THEMSELVES!

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BAKE HAND PIES

BAKE HAND PIES

HEAT THE OVEN AND BAKE THESE EASY RUSTIC HEART HAND PIES AND FILL THEM WITH APPLE, BLUEBERRY, STRAWBERRY, OR WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES.

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GET POOLSIDE

GET POOLSIDE

NO PLANS THIS WEEKEND? NO PROBLEM. FIND YOUR WAY TO A POOL, HIDE UNDER YOUR SUN HAT, AND LOSE YOURSELF IN A GOOD BOOK.

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TAKE TIME

TAKE TIME

ENJOY A LAZY HOLIDAY MORNING AND HAVE BREAKFAST IN BED. ARRANGE A DELICIOUS SPREAD ON A STURDY TRAY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LEISURELY MORNING.

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INDLUGE IN YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM

INDLUGE IN YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM

NOTHING BEATS A GOOD OL' ICE CREAM CONE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SUN IS OUT. INDULGE IN YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OR TRY THIS DELICIOUS-SOUNDING COOKIE BUTTER FLAVOR.

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