Alcoholic Beverages: Myths & Misconceptions

Alcoholic Beverages: Myths & Misconceptions

By Bob Lipinski Over the years there have been many myths and misconceptions about alcoholic beverages that have been carried from one generation to the next. Some are based on fiction, or false or mistaken beliefs that have never been debunked. Some popular myths...
Liqueurs and Cordials: What’s the Difference?

Liqueurs and Cordials: What’s the Difference?

By Bob Lipinski Historically liqueur is derived from the Latin word liquefacere and means to dissolve or melt, a fitting term since the process of making liqueurs in­volves dissolving selected ingredients in a distilled spirit. The term cordial is derived from the...
Port Wine & Cheese: Just in Time for Cold Weather

Port Wine & Cheese: Just in Time for Cold Weather

By Bob Lipinski Port is one of my absolute favorite wines, especially when cold weather comes knocking. There is nothing like a slightly chilled glass of port with a wedge of cheese, a bowl of nuts, and a roaring fire. Port is a sweet red, rosé, or white fortified...
Stilton: England’s Famous Blue Cheese

Stilton: England’s Famous Blue Cheese

By Bob Lipinski Stilton is a world-famous blue cheese made in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire, in England, from pasteurized cow’s milk. Stilton was first mentioned in print about 1727, when novelist Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) wrote about...
Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

By Bob Lipinski Regardless of the time of year, no one can resist a bowl of hot linguine swimming in a sauce loaded with shrimp and flavored with garlic, hot pepper, and plenty of lemon. 1 pound linguine, cooked al dente 1-1/2 pounds of large or extra-large shrimp,...