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Zabaglione Is a Versatile Dessert That Comes Together In Minutes

Some of the world’s greatest dishes demand a nip of wine or spirits to reach their full potential. Welcome to Splash in the Pan, where writer and drinks expert Tammie Teclemariam teaches you how to bring them to life. Zabaglione is a true chef’s dessert, a term applied to confections that can be made without much attention to …

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Zabaglione Pavlova with Pineapple and Black Pepper Recipe

Writer and spirits professional Tammie Teclemariam likes to drizzle a classic Marsala zabaglione over this cloudlike pineapple pavlova. Not only does the pillow of meringue make for an impressive base for the tropical fruit salad—it also uses up all the whites leftover from whipping up the fragrant and frothy Italian custard. While the meringue may …

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Moscato by Another Name Is Not as Sweet

Some of the world’s greatest dishes demand a nip of wine or spirits to reach their full potential. Welcome to Splash in the Pan, where writer and drinks expert Tammie Teclemariam teaches you how to bring them to life. If you’ve tasted any Sicilian wine, it was most likely a robust fruity table red with …

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These Cool Local Bottle Shops Champion Unorthodox Winemakers

The labels are a dead giveaway: Gentle Folk “Rainbow Juice.” Maloof “Where Ya PJs At?” Schmitt Frei Korper “Kulture Rot.” Dirty & Rowdy “Clothing Optional Orange Enz.” These aren’t the wines your grandparents sipped at dinner parties, or bought at a pricey auction house to stash like a dragon’s hoard in their temperature-controlled cellar.  A …

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A Treacherous Terrain is at the Heart of Liguria’s Lush and Food-Friendly Wines

In an excerpt from her new book, Liguria: The Cookbook: Recipes From the Italian Riviera, Laurel Evans introduces the Ligurian wines to look out for, their perfect pairings, and a few of the region’s most innovative winemakers.  Winemaking in Liguria is not for wimps. In fact, at some of the vineyards I’ve visited, this craft …

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Alice Jun Is Spreading Korean Makgeolli Culture, One Bottle at a Time

It was only five years ago when Alice Jun got seriously into homebrewing makgeolli, an effervescent rice brew that, with more than two millennia of history, is Korea’s oldest alcoholic beverage. At the time, the NYU graduate was working as a consultant at Deloitte and devoting her weekends to her hobby. “The kitchen was crammed …

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How to Make Makgeolli (Homebrew Recipe)

Makgeolli is a raw, unfiltered alcoholic beverage, traditionally made from rice, water, and a fermentation starter called nuruk. The Korean drink consists of two distinct layers that can be seen when the strained alcohol settles. The top, transparent layer, which is known as yakju or cheongju, can either be served separately or distilled into soju. …

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Makgeolli Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Brooklyn’s Hana Makgeolli sells an undiluted version of the classic Korean rice beverage. Closer in alcohol content to wine than beer, this cloudy, slightly effervescent brew works nicely in a spirit forward cocktail, such as this riff on the rye whiskey old fashioned. Find ginseng syrup at your local Korean grocery store or order it …

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Yuzu Makgeolli Mule Recipe | Saveur

Bright and bubbly, this effervescent cocktail from Brooklyn makgeolli-maker Alice Jun is easy to love. Seek out an undiluted, premium version of the Korean rice beverage, such as Jun’s Hana Takju 16. Yuzu syrup, which is also known as honey-citron tea, has a marmalade-like consistency; find it at your local Asian market, or online. Featured …

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