Bolts beach bash a first in Pinellas County

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CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – Hundreds made their way to famous Clearwater Beach to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. With waves crashing nearby, they cheered our team on. Make no mistake about it, the weather felt very un-Florida like.

Bolts beach bash a first in Pinellas County

Make no mistake about it, the weather felt very un-Florida like. Fans could have been home watching in their warm living room.

“I could be, but it’s not the same. It's fun to hear the cheering and see other people be as excited as I am about it,” said Pamela Keebers, who drove in from Bradenton.

“It's awesome. This is the best way to watch. At least we get a little bit of the cold,” said Lew Pitrinco.

Many used blankets to keep the wind chill to a minimum. Strong breezes whipped up quite a sand storm at times.

“It's amazing. I'm glad it’s the first year. I hope they do it again next year. Looking forward to next year, bring the cup home this year,” said Corey Keebers.

  • Publisher: WFLA
  • Date: 2018-04-17T03:17:04+0000
  • Author: Peter Bernard
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Five kosher wines perfect for your Passover table, or anytime

Each year I recommend kosher wines for Passover, and this year’s crop is the best so far. They include a delightful Cotes du Rhone and Bordeaux from the excellent 2016 vintage in France, a delicious chardonnay from Chile, a lush Israeli cabernet and a zesty South African sauvignon blanc spiced with a bit of humor. That last wine is the only one in this bunch to catch on to a potential market niche by noting “vegan” on the label. All kosher wines are vegan, as the rules do not allow use of animal-based fining agents to clarify the wine.

This lively wine is just what we expect from Cotes du Rhone: bright dark fruit flavors with a hint of wild herbs and mountain air. I’d drink this any day of the year, but preferably the day after it’s opened; it gets even better with some air. Kosher for Passover. Alcohol by volume: 14 percent.

A stylish splurge, with cabernet sauvignon’s rich, velvety texture and black currant flavors, spiced up with white pepper from 20 percent cabernet franc in the blend. Kosher for Passover. ABV: 14 percent.

Mouth-filling and soft in texture, this delicious and gulpable chardonnay offers an orchard’s worth of fruit. Mevushal, Kosher for Passover “and year round.” ABV: 13.5 percent.

La Tour Pav’e took full advantage of Bordeaux’s excellent vintage in 2016. The wine offers black currant flavors and a graphite minerality that wine fiends tend to call “pencil lead” or “pencil shavings.” It’s a Bordeaux signature and might just take you back to school. Mevushal, Kosher for Passover. ABV: 12.5 percent.

  • Date: 2018-03-27T11:00:00Z-04
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