Gift ideas For the wine lovers on your gift list...

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December 19, 2001|By Liz Atwood

Gift ideas

For the wine lovers on your gift list, California's Beaulieu Vineyard has some gift suggestions -- culinary products based on the vineyard's wines. Selections range from Zinfandel Olive Tapenade to Cabernet Sauvignon Chocolate Sauce. Each product comes with recipe cards. The products are available by calling 800-264-6918, Ext., 5232, or online at www. bvwine.com. Prices range from $6 to $22, plus shipping.

Beef tips

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association offers these suggestions for selecting and preparing a beef roast: Meat should be a bright cherry-red color, firm to the touch and cold. Plan on about 6 ounces of cooked beef per person for holiday gatherings and about 3 ounces per person for everyday meals.

Crab dish is a winner

The winner of this year's Phillips Seafood Crab Recipe contest is Kari Beims of Baltimore. The contest received more than 600 entries -- some from professional chefs -- but Beims, an amateur cook, captured the $1,000 prize with her recipe for Phillips Chesapeake Quesadillas. You can see her recipe on the Web at www.phillipsfoods.com.

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