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Whisky for the white wine loving mom

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Deadlines, and more deadlines to finish up projects.  On top of that you went house hunting in a new city with sick kids in tow and had to find new a suitable school for the little ones.  Pictures on property sites only show the good of the house.  You have seen enough water damage, funny architectural features and cat stained carpets to last you a lifetime.  Now you still need to pack the current house and finish up the school year, while hubby is already living far away.  Following on from my previous article about Red Wine,  if your glass of white wine is just not going to make this week better – it is time to bring out the big guns. 

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Father’s Day. How will you spoil your special man?

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A short couple of weeks ago, it was Mother’s Day.  I wipe my eyes and suddenly it is nearly Father’s Day.  I was spoilt on Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed and a few special gifts.  It was a wonderful day that I could spend with my family.  Now it is my turn to celebrate the amazing father that John is.  I looked around for special items that will make him realize how special he is to us.  Items that convey how much we appreciated him.  One of my favorite places to look for personalized gifts is Netflorist.

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My Top 5 Whisky Food pairings

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I capture my whisky tastings in a pretty notebook. I love the act of scribbling notes, pictures and drawing emotions on paper. Sometimes a whisky create such strong emotions what it is easier to draw an emotive face on paper than to try and capture the emotion words. Old school, I know. John loves technology and he captures his thoughts via speech recognition software. Perhaps I also prefer paper because paper does not complain about my bad spelling. Capturing my thoughts digitally leaves me with a lot of red underlined miss spelt words that I first need to fix before I can continue. My pretty book is more forgiving. My short hand doesn’t need to be spelt correctly.

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Proudly SA: Three Ships 5 yo Premium Select

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Many years ago, I was traveling through Ireland. It is a beautiful green country with great beer and of course, Jameson’s Irish whiskey. In Dublin, I visited the Jameson’s Distillery visitors centre. It was a remarkable experience.  The Jameson’s visitors’ centre in Dublin showcased  the art of whisky making and the passion that goes into creating a brand like Jameson’s. Fast-forward a couple of years to 2016. The James Sedgwick’s  distillery in Wellington becomes the first (and only) commercial whisky  distillery on the African continent to open a visitor center.

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How to plan the ultimate whisky & Cheese for dessert

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You love cheese. You love whisky. Over the weekend, a few like-minded friends are coming over for dinner. Why not try a small whisky cheese pairing to end the meal! Whisky and Cheese for dessert!  It is a great way to end a meal. Especially in winter.  Whisky is a great accompaniment to food and pairs wonderfully with cheese. End your dinner party on something different. Be bold and experiment.

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