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This Summer, Think Pink!

I have a confession to make. I love pink wine. I’m not talking about the sugary sweet white zin that we cut our teeth on in the mid-90s. But that doesn’t stop my friends from making comments like, “Oh, does that come in men’s sizes, too?” Unfortunately Beringer has given us all a prejudice against […]

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A Bourbon for the Summer

Our cocktail expert, Mitchell Earrey, has done it again, serving up solutions to our seasonal cocktail conundrums. With this week’s cocktail, we declare that the Mint Julep doesn’t have to be bourbon’s curtain call for the season. However, the Mississippi summer heat may call for a lighter choice for your bourbon collection. This week’s Cocktail of the […]

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What’s a “Gateway Wine”?

Maybe one day I’ll review a wine that isn’t a pinot noir, but that day isn’t today. I’m so excited about the new releases from Thomas Fogarty that I had to share it. Thomas Fogarty wines have always held a special place in my heart. When I first began to look at wine as more […]

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Pairing Wine with the Winner

Fifteen years ago, I didn’t believe in an affordable and drinkable pinot noir. The grape itself is too fragile and fickle. Winemakers assured us that it just couldn’t be done well in a budget-friendly way. Fast forward to now, and boy were they wrong. There are a number of inexpensive and still interesting pinot noirs […]

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A Grown Man’s Blonde Ale

The Suzy Smash Dry-Hopped Unfiltered Blonde Ale is the newest seasonal beer from the heroes at Southern Prohibition Brewing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This time they have taken one of my favorites, the Suzy B Dirty Blonde Ale, and dry hopped the beer during fermentation. This process gives the beer lots of extra hoppy bitterness and […]

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One Kickin’ Old Fashioned

If you’ve been following along in our Cocktail of the Week series lately, you’ve surely enjoyed the concoctions of our cocktail expert, Mitchell Earrey, the proprietor at Livingston Cellars at the Town of Livingston, who has mixed up everything from a Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour to this perfect Spring Vodka & Tonic. We’ve been serving this large […]

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Welcome to the Wine of the Week

Introducing the Eat Jackson Wine of the Week Column Wine has been a passion of mine for years. I was lucky enough to have been in an industry that not only allowed me to explore this interest, but encouraged it. I got my basic level Sommelier certification in 2001 while I was managing at BRAVO! […]

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