Quick & Easy

Sundae best

Sundae best: add quick toppings to ice cream for deliciously easy desserts - Food: Summer EntertainingIce cream means instant dessert. It waits in the freezer, always on call, ready to appear au naturel or dressed up for a celebration.

Date food

Date food: trick her into thinking you're a gourmet cook with this quick and easy mealBeef, like this filet mignon, is a great source of CLA--CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID--a type of good fat that has been shown in studies to help increase muscle mass and decrease levels of body fat.

Quick, healthy dishes

Quick, healthy dishes - recipesChicken and Vegetables With Penne makes a hearty one-dish meal. Note: To save time, prep foods-slice, dice and so on-as other items cook.

Go fish

Go fish: start with seafood for a quick, tasty dinner - WeeknightPutting a balanced meal on the table every night is a challenge when work and family compete for your attention. But eating well might be easier than you think--if you think fish. It cooks quickly and is a lean source of protein and iron.

Salad days

Salad days: rice chills out for an easy weeknight meal - Food: Quick CookThis salad is a simplified, lightened version of Richard Wong's original. Make your own seasoning sauce as directed here or, for a shortcut, use a purchased sauce such as his Chinablue Sesame Soy Sauce.


Winery Cellar Clubs

There are a few similarities between Advance Tasting Clubs, Winery Mailing Lists, and Cellar Clubs, but the differences between these can be considerable. There are some winery cellar clubs that offer bonus advantages and benefits to the members, while others are just a facade and a means by which the winery can dump all its odd lots. There are different types of winery cellar clubs. Here are a few of them: . Mailing Lists: The winery will first send you its promotional brochures on a consistent basis, keeping you up-to-date about the up and coming release dates, while offering you the first grabs.

Most of these wineries are geared to ship specific wines to you, provided that the law does not prohibit this. Almost all of the wineries offer large discounts to their mailing list clientele. .

Subscriber/Futures Lists: You have to agree beforehand to purchase a particular amount of wine when the concerned winery releases it. Futures prices are almost 30% less than the actual retail price. For instance, the Brander Winery in Los Olivos provides reasonable prices to its futures clients and the list is generally open to all new subscribers.

These subscriber lists are used by smaller wineries, which produce limited amounts of good quality wine. However, once you are part of the list, rest assured you will be able to purchase all those special wines. . Advance Tasting Clubs: You have to give the winery your credit card number and request them to ship at least 2-6 bottles of the wine before it is released to the public.

This will give you the right of first refusal on those wines that may be hard to procure when released. This list is generally serviced twice annually and the products that are on offer are standard release wines at discount prices. . Wine-of-the-Month Clubs: Most retailers offer special package deals wherein they look for all those rare bargains and send you at least two bottles of wine each month at a fixed rate. Yes, this type of subscription is real fun, but the bargain rarely appears to be good once the cost of shipment is added in.

. Cellar Clubs: Cellar Clubs is a term that is used to describe certain programs where wineries send out two or more bottles of wines anywhere from one to three months. Costs range anywhere from $25 to $75 for every shipment. The wines are given out at discounted rate, 20% being the standard discount offered. Discounts generally apply to most short-term purchases, but sometimes it can apply to every purchase. There are two categories of Cellar Clubs: Those that send out their regular release wines, and those that produce special bottles for their members.

Maintaining an established wine market for small amounts of trial wines allows the winemaker to try out new varietals, techniques, and blends with greater flexibility and ease. The most successful of these experiments often leads to new and regular wine releases. However, if you are wondering what the winemaker does with all that Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah that are left over, then you should know that all these are used to create special blends, which are only for the most loyal cellar club members.

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