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WINE AUCTION TIPS
If you're a wine collector Wine Collector 200 is a wine collection and management package from IntelliScanner Corporation. Wine Collector was released in December of 2004.
Wine Collector uses the UPC barcode found on wine bottles to look up information on wines from an Internet-enabled database , "The Wine Lover's Guide to Auctions: The Art & Science of Buying and Selling Wines," by Ursula Hermacinski (Square One Publishers; $17.95) might be worth a quick read. Designed to assist buyers and sellers, the author and auctioneer, a St. Helena resident, shares a glimpse of an insider's view of the wine-auction world, along with information on how to maximize potential for success and how to interpret a wine auction catalog An auction catalog is a catalog that lists items to be sold at an auction. Auction catalogs for rare and expensive items, such as art, jewelry, postage stamps, and antique furniture, are of interest in and of themselves, for they will frequently include detailed descriptions of the . She aims to remove the mystery of such auctions by explaining how they work. In the resources section, you'll find a list of auction houses along with periodicals, Web sites, online wine auctions and more.
COLORFUL BROWNIE MIX
For more colorful and fun baked goods that will be especially appealing to kids at a party, Pillsbury has introduced Funfetti Premium Brownie Mix, Traditional Fudge with Candy Coated Chocolate Chips (19.4-ounce box for $2.19) and Funfetti Chocolate Fudge Frosting frosting
the slight graying of the haircoat around the face, particularly muzzle, in dogs with aging and as a regular feature of some breeds such as the Belgian shepherd dog. with Candy Bits (15.6-ounce plastic container for $1.69). Look for them at supermarkets, or use the product locator at www.pillsburybaking.com.
Grey Poupon (a Kraft Foods brand) offers new specialty mustards that are non-Dijon based -- Harvest Coarse Ground, Hearty Spicy Brown and Savory Honey. The Coarse Ground flavor won a gold medal in the coarse-grained category at this year's Napa Valley Mustard Festival. Look for jars at $2.89 each in supermarkets.
If you're a fan of caprese or other salads using sliced, fresh mozzarella moz·za·rel·la
A mild white Italian cheese that has a rubbery texture and is often eaten melted, as on pizza.
[Italian, diminutive of mozza, a cut, mozzarella, from mozzare, , pick up the new Mario Batali Mozzarella Slicer. It has a notched center to stabilize the cheese round and stainless steel stainless steel: see steel.
Any of a family of alloy steels usually containing 10–30% chromium. The presence of chromium, together with low carbon content, gives remarkable resistance to corrosion and heat. wires to slice through soft cheese without compacting it. It comes with nonskid non·skid
Designed to prevent or inhibit skidding: nonskid tires.
Adj. 1. nonskid - designed to reduce or prevent skidding; "nonskid tires" feet and is dishwasher safe. $24.95 at Sur La Table Sur La Table, Inc. is a privately held American retail company based in Seattle, Washington, that sells gourmet cooking utensils and related merchandise, such as appliances, food, and cookbooks. stores. www.surlatable.com. (800) 243-0852.
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