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DRINK: Christmas Wine Selection – Unwrapping the Possibilities

Unlike Thanksgiving, where the menu, since it never really changes, is known well in advance and the process of selecting what to drink with it is something that can be done fairly easily; Christmas Dinner, and it’s accompanying wine selection, tends to be a bit of a struggle for most. This is due in no ...

INSPIRE! The Giving Season

If  Summer and Fall are considered the growing seasons, Winter is the official giving season. In fact, Tuesday, December 3, has been named The National Day of Giving  #givingtuesday with an international movement and website dedicated to motivating companies and individuals to work toward giving back to help the common good. I like the idea ...

What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing Eating with Her Fingers?

 I’m at sitting at the end of a long, elegantly attired communal table eating dinner with my fingers and  drinking some very good Mumm champagne. What’s more, I am sitting in a Jewish delicatessen just  north of  Manhattan’s Lower East Side eating an assortment of shellfish dishes from oysters on the half  shell and  pickled shrimp ...

Thanksgiving Wines: Don’t stress out, here’s a list!

With Thanksgiving season upon us, many tend to stress out over the elaborate meal about to be consumed – “Do I wet-brine or dry-brine the turkey? Do I brine the turkey at all? How big a turkey? What sides should I serve? What’s a Parsnip, and who named it that? In what grocery store aisle ...

INSPIRE! The Healing Power of Dance

Melanie shares this inspirational  post from her blog Getting Things Off My Chest at www.melanieyoung.com   “Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ― Martha Graham I’ve always felt my most vibrant, most creatively free and most beautiful when I am dancing. But I never truly understood the healing power of dance until later in ...

INSPIRE! Melanie’s Tips For Staying Fearless & Fabulous

Melanie was featured on Voice America Radio’s “The Kathyrn Zox Show” November 6. A great show on taking charge of your health, staying positive and fit and finding your purpose.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/73988/the-kathryn-zox-show Here are Melanie’s Ten Easy Tips To Taking Care of Yourself to Stay Fabulous 1. Hydrate: Drink plenty of healthy fluids avoid dehydration. Your skin will ...

Wines of Crete: Modern Wines from an Ancient Land

  “There is a place in the middle of the wine-dark sea called Crete, a lovely, fruitful land… “ So wrote Homer in The Odyssey when tasked with describing the   Mediterranean island that is home to a civilization that dates back longer than any other in Europe. And while it is unknown as to whether ...

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Welcome to Eat Drink Explore Inspire, the blog by The Connected Table We enjoy discovering and sharing stories about people, products, places and causes. With a palate for good taste, a passion for travel and a penchant for supporting inspiring causes and women owned businesses, Melanie and David look for news,  ideas, trends and people with ...