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Ask Eno, NYE: What the Heck is a Comet Vintage?

Dear Eno, What in the heck is a “Comet Vintage”? – Shawna   Dear Shawna, A “Comet Vintage” is a super great vintage!   This term denoting an extraordinary wine vintage originates from 1811 in France when a comet appeared before that year’s harvest. This is still considered the most famous comet vintage of them…

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Ask Eno, NYE: Sweet Prosecco or Dry?

Dear Eno, Is Prosecco considered sweet or dry? – Dina              Dear Dina, It depends – most Prosecco ranges from dry to off-dry.   Luckily most sparkling wines remove the guessing work and tell us how sweet a given wine will be right on the label!  Many regions and producers use…

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DIY Projects from Craftland

Some people just need to be doing something with their hands – for your busy-bodies, check out all the cool gift items Craftland has to offer! We recently featured these paper craft kits for our Kid’s Gift Guide – then we spotted this super cute barn one and had to share again! Seriously, check out…

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Gifts for the Gardener

Green thumbs don’t take a break during this wintry weather! Stock up on these beautiful items that will help their garden grow. Great for vines and heavy tomato plants, this twine and clothespin set from Craftland will straighten out your gardener’s plot! Also from Craftland, this attractive clay pot is really great for indoor and outdoor…

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Ask Eno: The Oldest Sparkling Wine Producer

Dear Eno, Settle an argument between me and my friend: Which region has been making sparkling wine longer – Limoux or Champagne??  – Dustin   Dear Dustin, This is a debated point among us wine scholars too. It might be a draw for you and your friend (and the sake of your friendship)!   The claim…

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Our Gift Guide for the Kids

We’re infusing a little magic into their holiday season with these awesome gifts for kids. Find them all In Downcity!     Smartphone users may swipe to slide, and tap to go to the store’s website.        

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Spoiling your Furry Friends

  . . . Because look at that face!! Sleek water + food dishes from Queen of Hearts and Modern Love that are nicely weighted for even your most excitable pooches! Hilarious stories that may be more for dedicated owners than their furry friends. Made of all natural ingredients, these chicken pot pie treats will…

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Gift Guide for Creatives

Whether your creative is a hobbyist or full blown professional, they will definitely appreciate these picks from Downcity!   Fun colored pencils from Homestyle and luxe notebooks from Craftland are a great place to start for your inventors and visionaries. These metallic colored pencils have unique finish for more unusual compositions. These sketchbooks are made…

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Books for the Braniac

These books are just right for those on our list with insatiable intellectual appetites. You can find all these and more at Symposium Books this season! The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Spring and Autumn period in 5th century BC. The work, attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, is composed of 13…

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Gifts for Her

Help her shine extra bright this year with these gifts that were hand selected by Indowncity.     Smartphone users can swipe for the next slide, and tap for store’s website.    

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