Diageo introduces Ursus Vodka, a line of premium colored, flavored vodkas including original, blue raspberry, green apple and punch. The original vodka has a clean, smooth taste with a round finish, while Ursus Punch features notes of pineapple, citrus and red fruits, Ursus Blue Raspberry has flavors of fresh-picked raspberries with a tart finish and Ursus Green Apple taste likes sweet and tart green apples with a crisp finish. The bottle label, featuring a polar bear, changes from white to blue when it reaches 45 degrees. www.diageo.com.
2009 Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay
Valley of the Moon Winery presents its 2009 Unoaked Chardonnay. The cool growing season in the Russian River Valley produced small, intensely flavored grapes that retained their natural acidity. The wine, which fermented in stainless steel tanks and bottled after five months, features red apple, nectarine and citrus aromas with citrus and nectarine flavors and a fruit-driven taste add to a crisp, lingering finish. It goes well with salads, seafood, Asian cuisine and pastas in cream sauce. www.valleyofthemoonwinery.com.
By following federal guidelines, TrueCookPlus microwaves eliminate risks associated with E. Coli and Salmonella and also prevent uneven heating, undercooking and overcooking. The TrueCookPlus is a two-part system: operating system software, which is licensed by microwave manufacturers, and a customized three- to five-digit code that adjusts location altitude, wattage, voltage, power levels, oven age, oven size and starting temperature. truecookplus.com.