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The Diverse World of Italian Wine

Italy is one of the largest wine producing countries. With hundreds of grapes, varying regions and styles, there is certainly something for everyone! Pinot Grigio and Chianti are the familiar power house names, that are classic and when well made with great fruit and acidity pair wonderfully with all sorts of fare. I love pairing

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Easy, Tasty Holiday with Twin!

Tis the season for spending time with family and friends. We break bread. We toast! We enjoy each other’s company. But, it can be hectic trying to get ready for the holidays, so we at Twin, like to keep it really simple. So, gather a few recipes, set some dates and start enjoying. The first thing we

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Cooking with Spirit!

At Twin we like to cook with wine & spirits! Check out our tips for #CookingWithSpirit plus some cherished recipes from friends and family! COOKING WITH SPIRIT TIPS Finishing Add a touch of brightness and acidity. When making creamy soups or gravies, add a tablespoon of Oloroso Sherry to finish! Simply adding more salt cannot

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Gin: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Perhaps no other spirit has benefited more from the classic cocktail phenomenon than gin. In the most basic terms, gin is the original flavored vodka. A neutral grain spirit is re-distilled with various herbs and spices. The word gin derives from an old Dutch word for juniper and this is its primary flavoring component. Other

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The American Spirit

     As the weather begins to cool (a little bit), my thirst begins to shift to the brown spirits. And there is no more American spirit than bourbon. Indeed, by definition, bourbon must be produced in the US. There are a few other requirements that must be met to call spirit bourbon. It must

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Thirsty Yet?

  Ah, August in Texas, is there anything finer? Ok, so maybe there is, but fortunately there are countless ways to chill down. And, when it’s this hot, a cold glass of white wine is just the thing. I typically stay away from heavier whites like chardonnay in favor of something light and crisp.     

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Father and Son Reunion

           Wine is more than a beverage.  Wine, with some exceptions, is temporal art captured in a bottle. Wine has always been an integral part of my celebrations, and those really good bottles are meant to be shared with those closest to us, hopefully at the peak of what the winemaker envisioned.  Such was

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The Rosé Revolution

Tim Hollaway, Manager of Twin Liquors #47, was featured in Austin In The Loop, June 2013 issue. Read the article below or check out the entire publication here.

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Bottled Passion

       As often happens, small events change the course of our lives. For me, a casual wine drinker, always in search of that next great wine, it was a chance encounter at a wine tasting at the old Brio Vista. As much a social gathering as a wine tasting, I became a “regular” there and

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Gluten Free at Twins

The first time your doctor says those words-gluten free- can be a moment of panic and dismay. What all will you have to give up, how difficult will this be? The introduction to the gluten-free lifestyle is a challenge. Learning to read labels, foregoing so many favorite foods and restaurants, finding out just how prevalent

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