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    Published on October 19th, 2012 | by Greg


    Wine: Sparkling Ca’Momi And A New Way To Chill

    It’s still the last gasp of In­di­an sum­mer here, which means we’ve been en­joy­ing some warm tem­per­a­tures. And noth­ing is more sat­is­fy­ing for a week­end brunch, dur­ing a Sat­ur­day or Sun­day af­ter­noon, than some bub­bly. But you don’t have to look for a French la­bel! Cal­i­for­nia pro­vides some of the best in the world, and we’ve got one of them to tell you about. And while we’re talk­ing about chill­ing out, we’ve got an ear­ly gift sug­ges­tion for you, a new way to make your drinks a lit­tle cool­er.

    Not all great sparkling wines are white- some of our fa­vorites are rosés. Take, for ex­am­ple, the Ca’Mo­mi Ca’Rosa Friz­zante Cal­i­for­nia Sparkling Wine. Pop the cork on this one and you’ll find bright, tangy straw­ber­ry and trop­i­cal fruit, with a lit­tle bit of or­ange blos­som. Se­mi-dry, it’s just a step from brut, so pret­ty dry in­deed- it’s a pret­ty bal­anced wine suit­able for spe­cial oc­ca­sion toasts, or drink­ing while en­joy­ing some oys­ters. The win­ery al­so makes pros­ec­co-style wines for those look­ing for some­thing sweet­er. A love­ly pink, this one has a last­ing fin­ish- a bit much acid­i­ty for dessert, but good for sip­ping. A blend of Chardon­nay, Sauvi­gnon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Mus­cat, it re­tails for around $18 a bot­tle.

    And to keep it cool, check out the Cork­ci­cle. Per­fect for chill­ing a red to bet­ter serv­ing tem­per­a­tures, or for help­ing to keep a white wine cool for a pic­nic or out­door pa­tio feast, this is a pret­ty sim­ple tool that’s nonethe­less ef­fec­tive. Think of a whiskey rock, and you have the gen­er­al idea- sim­ply pop the Cork­ci­cle in the freez­er and take it out when you need it. You just pour a glass of wine (or a taste) from the bot­tle to make a bit of space, then can stick the icy stick in­to the bot­tle. Reds should be ready to go in about 15 min­utes, which is enough time for some aer­a­tion as well. And whites al­ready chilled can en­joy an ex­tra hour or so of cool­er tem­per­a­tures. The Cork­ci­cle is not dish­wash­er safe, and is made from BPA-free plas­tic that serves as a shell for ther­mal gel. The seal­er tops can come in a va­ri­ety of col­ors, or a classy cork. Avail­able now for about $25 each, and a per­fect stock­ing stuffer or gift!

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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