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David Wondrich's Bamboo Cocktail Recipe David Wondrich's Bamboo Cocktail Recipe
Master mixologist David Wondrich loves his Manhattans, but the alcohol in these cocktails can be a bit much as the evening moves along. The solution is simple: substitute Oloroso Sherry for the whiskey in the Manhattan, which reduces the alcohol in the drink by about a third. The resulting drink is a Bamboo cocktail, which was first invented in New York in the 19th century.
2:30
By: The Street
Here's What Wall Street Gets Wrong When It Comes to Whiskey Here's What Wall Street Gets Wrong When It Comes to Whiskey
Wall Streeters tend to go for flash when it comes to ordering whiskey even when its not worth the cash, said Heather Greene, author of 'Whisk(e)y Distilled.' Greene said well-heeled Wall Street traders and investment bankers too often associate a high price with high quality. She said whiskey is a personal taste, very much like wine and the drinker needs to recognize the type of texture, finish and aroma they like best.
2:40
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The Best Wines to Serve with Easter Dinner The Best Wines to Serve with Easter Dinner
Easter dinner means ham and lamb, each of which offers the possibility of classic wine pairings. Christy Frank, the owner of Frankly Wines in Tribeca, New York, suggests Riesling or Gewurtztraminer with ham. The slight sweetness that many of these wines have marries well with the sweet or smoked preparations of many ham dishes. And with lamb, she recommends an Australian Pinot Noir from Neil Prentice, the Holly's Garden Pagan 2011, or a Syrah from northern Rhone producer Robert Michel.
1:17
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Christy Frank Shares Three Passover Seder Wines Christy Frank Shares Three Passover Seder Wines
Many Jews associate Passover with Manischewitz wine, made in New York from Concord grapes, but even observant Jews now have a far broader set of choices. Christy Frank, owner of Frankly Wines in Tribeca, New York, suggests starting a seder with a kosher brut Cava from Taanug in northwest Spain. For the matzoh ball soup, she recommends the Ruth Lewandowski Mahlon, a California Arneis. And with brisket or lamb, there's Harkham Aziza's 2012 Shiraz from Australia's only certified kosher producer.
2:22
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Charlie Bird's Grant Reynolds on Valentine's Day Wines Charlie Bird's Grant Reynolds on Valentine's Day Wines
Charlie Bird is one of New York's most exciting new restaurants, and much of the buzz comes from its innovative wine program. The SoHo destination incorporates its wine list into its menu and offers only about 100 wines at a time. Diners may order any still wine on the list by the half-bottle, which allows couples to order a different wine with each course.
2:31
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Pairing Super Bowl Chili with Whiskey and Red Wine Pairing Super Bowl Chili with Whiskey and Red Wine
Spirits expert Jean-Luc Le Dû explains how wines and whiskeys compliment two very different chili recipes from two well-known New York City chefs- a more traditional one from Barbuto's Jonathan Waxman and a spicy version from Daniel's Daniel Boulud.The Deal's David Marcus has details from New York.
3:01
By: The Street
The Best Wines to Pair with Christmas Dinner The Best Wines to Pair with Christmas Dinner
Lorena Ascenios of Astor Wine & Spirits in New York details wines to drink with holiday foods from oysters to fish to lamb.
3:19
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Quick Tip

Try to always be a day ahead in your cooking. If you follow this rule, then, when you get home from work, the family dinner will be waiting for you, rather than everyone waiting on supper. While you are heating up the meal you can be preparing for the next, or you can wait until everyone is fed before working on tomorrow. This puts the power back into your own hands by allowing you to cook when it best suits you while eliminating the stress caused by rushing.


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