Halloween: It's not just for children!
October 24, 2012
Hosted by Kimber Stonehouse
It's that time of year when the Holiday Season gets under way. I'm not talking about Christmas! I'm talking about Holidays! Think about it, with the launch of Halloween, we average a Holiday a month for nearly six months! That means parties, hostess gifts, cocktails, beer, and maybe even some difficult presents to buy. This week we'll delve into Halloween! Bloody Marys, pumpkin beer, and 'Halloween' wine that is 'drinkable'. We'll begin Party Planning 101 with Tips & Tricks from Kimber. I'll give you some of my behind the scene advice on glassware, flavors, food pairings & set up. Ways to 'glam' up without breaking the bank, and tricks for an easier clean up! This is my favorite time of the year, and from many, I hear the groaning and dread, the fear of pairing wine with Turkey or Ham, the terror of the craft cocktail, the horror of baking a cake! Over the next months, we'll cover all these topics & more! If you have a question for us, email it to AroundtheWorldinaGlass@hotmail.com
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Around the World in a Glass explores the wine and alcohol beverage regions of the world. We focus on a region, grape or style, and answer questions such as what makes it so special, where it is, what style of wine or beverage produced, and how to understand the labels. Our winery and regional guests talk about their wines and regions, we discuss specific wines from that region, and take part in tasting wines from there. In addition, we'll answer your questions, discuss stemware, wine and food pairings, places to eat, and tours or features. Some of the regions we'll explore are Champagne, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Burgundy, Loire, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Rhone, and many more. We’ll also feature other beverages besides wine, including Single Malt Scotch, Well Aged Rum, Gin, Tequila, Mescal, Cognac, Vodka and more regional and style explorations.
Kimber Stonehouse is the Director of Operations at Sportsman’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Arizona’s privately owned, premiere wine and spirits shop. Kimber loves the nuances of food and wine pairings, and has a fondness for Single Malt Scotch and well-aged Rum, in addition to other tasty beverages. Kimber believes that Champagne, and bubbles in general, go with all foods and should not be limited to celebrations or special occasions. Kimber is a Certified Specialist of Wine, an expert on crafting cocktails, and has written several industry articles, including “How to Host a Beer Tasting” and “What’s so Special about Bubbles and Champagne.” Kimber was selected by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation to Australia to explore their wine regions. In her current role at Sportsman’s, Kimber continually attends wine and spirits classes and tastings and is responsible for the food menu and wine list changes. These changes require staying current on new wines, balancing flavor profiles with price, quality and interest, and matching the food menu. Each week, Kimber will highlight wonderful wines, champagnes and cocktails, and will focus on the right food pairings to make every meal a delight.