What to drink when it's cold!
February 13, 2013
Hosted by Kimber Stonehouse
Okay, it's time to be fair. We spent an amazing time last summer talking about what to drink when it's a 115 outside; now let's switch it up. It's been cold (by Phoenix standards), it's been gloomy and rainy in the land of heat and sunshine, and it begs the question of what to drink? What do I crave when the temperature drops to 30 degrees or colder! We'll cover some random cocktails that are HOT, and I mean temperature HOT, but they could be sexy, too. We'll talk about the rich reds, and some heavier whites. While I never forgo the bubbles, we'll probably say nay in this episode. And while we're at it, we might cover a few beers that when served closer to 55 or 60 degrees are rich, chocolaty and warming? It's an episode not to be missed as we Phoenicians savor the cold and rain, because soon enough, the temperatures will be crazy, and we'll be whining about the heat and what to drink light! If you have a question, please 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.