Phoebe Wu

Recent Posts By Phoebe Wu

Three Tasty Teas to Try

June is National Iced Tea Month, and it’s befitting. After all, there’s nothing like a cold glass of fresh iced tea on a sweltering day. So to celebrate this beloved beverage, we decided to try out some new products that make brewing iced tea easier than ever—simply steep a bag in a pitcher for a few minutes, then pour over […]

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Wine Down Friday: How do I choose a wine for cooking?

As a food editor, one of the most common questions I hear about wine is “What is the best wine for cooking?” With so many types of wines out there, it’s easy to understand why it’s tough to choose. What does dry red/dry white mean? When a recipe calls for a dry wine, look for a wine that is not sweet. […]

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TGIF: What We’re Drinking Now

On Fridays, we select a new beer, wine, or liquor to put through the tasting gauntlet. Here’s our latest pick. Here in Birmingham, spring has fully sprung—it’s barbecue-picnic-porch swinging season, once again. We tend to gravitate toward easy drinking beers as the temperature rises, and this week was no exception. Today, we tried a Blue Moon seasonal, the Agave Nectar […]

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TGIF: What We’re Drinking

Every Friday, we select a new beer, wine, or liquor to put through the tasting gauntlet. Here’s our latest pick. In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, we picked out Samuel Adams’ Irish Red, a copper red ale packed with plenty of maltiness. This medium-bodied beer is light enough for spring, but roasted caramel flavors and a touch of sweetness still […]

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TGIF: What We’re Drinking

Every Friday, we select a new beer, wine, or liquor to put through the tasting gauntlet. Here’s our latest pick.  With temperatures in the 60s, it seems that spring is nearly upon us in Alabama. And what better way to welcome the season than with Anchor Brewing’s Anchor Bock Beer. Deep and malty, this dark-colored brew is touted as the […]

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Make Your Sweetheart Swoon: Our Best Valentine’s Day Desserts

Happy Valentine’s Day! No matter what you’re doing tonight—staying at home with the kids, planning a romantic dinner for a special someone, celebrating with friends—we’ve got a delicious dessert for the occasion. Short on time? Try our Limoncello Freeze. Ready in 10 minutes, this citrusy, icy dessert is both quick and impressive. Creamy and fruity, this tasty dessert makes the perfect […]

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TGIF: What We’re Drinking

Every Friday, we select a new beer, wine, or liquor to put through the tasting gauntlet. Here’s our latest pick. Today, we tasted Shiner Beers’ seasonal offering: the FM 966 Farmhouse Ale. Named after the farm-to-market road that runs near the brewery, this light, springtime ale opens with slightly sweet malty flavors, crescendoing into a hint of bitterness and citrus […]

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TGIF: What to Drink Now

Every Friday, we select a new beer, wine, or liquor to put through the tasting gauntlet. Here’s our latest pick. If you’re searching for food-friendly beer, look no further than Grimbergen. Named after a Belgian abbey, this group of beers includes a blond, dubbel, and blanche. Today, we tasted the blond and dubbel. Pair this with: Blond: Light and slightly fruity, […]

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Perk Up Your Popcorn with Toppings

Happy National Popcorn Day! I’m a big fan of freshly popped corn—it’s tasty, crunchy, and filling. Bonus: It’s also a whole grain. Lately, I’ve taken to preparing it the old school way, nixing the microwave varieties for plain kernels and a saucepan. And in lieu of the traditional “butter” flavor, I’ve been having a lot fun trying out various flavor […]

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