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Christmas cookie exchange: How to spike ready-to-bake cookies

So, you decided to participate in a holiday cookie swap and you are feeling the pressure of the Christmas clock. You realize you only have a few days until the exchange and your heart drops faster than Hans Gruber off the Nakatomi Tower. (It’s a Christmas movie. End the debate!)

In christmas, Cookies, Boozy Baking, Baileys, Smirnoff, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes

An Interview with Brewmaster, Scott Ungermann: 2018 Anchor Christmas Ale

This year marks the 44th release of Anchor Brewery’s iconic Christmas Ale. Each year Anchor releases a new recipe and an original hand-drawn label to boot. Discovering and decoding the taste of each year’s brew is a very merry tradition for any true beer lover. We reached out to Scott Ungermann, Anchor’s Brewmaster, to see if he would dish out the details of the 2018 recipe. Spoiler alert – the festive formula is still safe with his ironclad silence.

In Craft Beer, christmas, anchor brewing

Perfect wine pairings for your Christmas dinner

The science of pairing wine with food has been studied for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and the general consensus is that they work wonderfully together. What is not an exact science, however, is what traditional holiday meals are served from one family to another. Each could potentially have a different varietal of wine that suits the staple of the meal. To help with this  dilemma I have comprised a list of common festive feasts and near perfect wines to pair with them.

In Holiday Entertaining, christmas, Wine Pairings, Wine, Christmas Dinner