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A trend in Amsterdam that I am definitely on board with is “High Wine.” The Dutch like to partake in the tradition of High Tea, but we soon began to see menus for High Wine, as well.

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High Wine is pretty much a cross between High Tea and Happy Hour, but a little earlier and with a touch more sophistication. So it goes without saying that I could get a couple of friends together for a nice afternoon High Wine.

Cheese Board | Design Mom

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So call up your pals and invite them over for a little Sunday afternoon tipple. Here’s a round-up of a few Autumn inspired ideas for High Wine sips and snacks…

> Choose your wine, then…

High Wine | Food inspiration

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> Make a Fabulous Cheese (& Meat) Board

> Bake some Pumpkin Sage Scones or other savory scones.

> Don’t forget the Bacon Jam

> Or Pickeled Habanero Deviled Egg Spread on Cheesy Toast,

> And finally, add something sweet.

Bon apetit!

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown

Thinking of those in the Northeast today as they continue to weather Sandy…

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I’m off for a few days for some much needed relaxation at the cabin. The only plan is to eat, sleep, drink, read, water ski, repeat.

Hopefully you have time to do some of the same during this holiday week!

Catch you later!

- Colleen McIntyre of Flee Fly Flown

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