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Vine Social: Biased Against Screw Caps? Get Over It—Because What Matters Is What's in the Bottle, Not What's Sealing It

Vine Social: Biased Against Screw Caps? Get Over It—Because What Matters Is What's in the Bottle, Not What's Sealing It

Sep 17, 2018 14:00  |  Katie Finn

Here we are in 2018, 54 years since the first screw-cap wine was released—and somehow, people are still apprehensive about this alternative wine-sealing method.

At a recent wine-education seminar I was...

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On Cocktails: Shrubbs and Switchels Are Delicious and Refreshing—With or Without Alcohol

On Cocktails: Shrubbs and Switchels Are Delicious and Refreshing—With or Without Alcohol

Sep 14, 2018 10:00  |  Kevin Carlow

A funny thing about the Coachella Valley: Opinions on the “slowest month” in the bar industry vary greatly depending on whom you ask. After what was a surprisingly OK summer, it seems that as of this ...

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Desert Cicerone: We Reviewed Some of Guinness' Locally Available Beers—and We Liked What We Tasted

Desert Cicerone: We Reviewed Some of Guinness' Locally Available Beers—and We Liked What We Tasted

Sep 13, 2018 15:00  |  Brett Newton

After my last column on American breweries selling out to huge multi-national conglomerates, I thought I would shake it up a bit … and review beers from a world-famous European brewery owned by a Brit...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Morning BLT at Grand Central Palm Springs

The Indy Endorsement: The Morning BLT at Grand Central Palm Springs

Sep 12, 2018 20:35  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The morning BLT

Where: Grand Central Palm Springs, 160 La Plaza, Palm Springs

How much: $16

Contact: 760-699-7185; www.grandcentralpalmsprings.com

Why: It’s a sophisticated, tasty take on a classic.

Here’s...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Wild Mushroom Soup at Acqua California Bistro

The Indy Endorsement: The Wild Mushroom Soup at Acqua California Bistro

Sep 05, 2018 13:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The wild mushroom soup

Where: Acqua California Bistro, 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage; also at Lulu California Bistro, 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $5.99-$8.99 depending on menu...

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Restaurant News Bites: FIND Food Bank Celebrates 35 Years; So Long, Gyoro Gyoro; and a Whole Lot More!

Restaurant News Bites: FIND Food Bank Celebrates 35 Years; So Long, Gyoro Gyoro; and a Whole Lot More!

Aug 27, 2018 12:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

FIND Food Bank Celebrates 35 Years of Feeding Coachella Valley Residents in Need

The statistics are staggering: Each month, FIND Food Bank—which supports the communities of the Coachella Valley, high d...

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Desert Cicerone: Should You Care That Your Favorite Brewery Sold Out? Yes, You Should

Desert Cicerone: Should You Care That Your Favorite Brewery Sold Out? Yes, You Should

Aug 21, 2018 13:00  |  Brett Newton

It’s not easy to know exactly where your money is going when you buy something. Some large corporations take great care to intentionally obscure this knowledge, at least when looking at products super...

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On Cocktails: Our Intrepid Imbiber Counts the Daiquiri as One of His Favorite Drinks—and Perhaps You Should, Too

On Cocktails: Our Intrepid Imbiber Counts the Daiquiri as One of His Favorite Drinks—and Perhaps You Should, Too

Aug 17, 2018 11:45  |  Kevin Carlow

One of the most common questions I get behind the bar—after, “What’s your favorite thing to make?” (answer: money, duh)—is, ‘What is your favorite cocktail?” This seems like an innocuous-enough questi...

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