Ah, winter. This magical time of year is virtually synonymous with flakes, frost, and the flu. As much as we love watching fresh snowflakes falling from our window, sipping hot chocolate by the fire, and cozying up under a blanket with a good novel, having a cold can really put a damper on our winter […]
When we think of vineyards, we generally envision flourishing canopies of green, leafy vines placed one after another in parallel lines, plump grapes in various colors dotting every row. During the spring, we know exactly what the winemakers are doing; they are nourishing those vines and getting ready for good old harvest, of course, which […]
Glogg, gluehwein, vin chaud — call it what you want. But there’s only one thing we want to be warming our hands and coating our throats with this weekend, and it’s mulled wine. With the temps drastically cooling and the parties consistently raging, there’s no better way to warm a group of guests than with a […]
With December setting in, we’re officially gearing up for all things winter and warming. On that note, did you know there’s actually a category of beers called Winter Warmers? It’s true — Winter Warmers are malty sweet ales, with a solid malt presence in their flavor profile and body. They can range in color from […]
The margarita is one of America’s favorite cocktails, not only because of how tasty it is but because of how it epitomizes summer refreshment. ”They’re a poolside, kickback, ’feel-like-you-are-on-vacation’ kind of drink,” says Charlotte Voisey, a career mixologist and host of The Proper Pour With Charlotte Voisey. It’s why it just feels wrong to drink tequila, lime, and triple sec when […]
It’s not a question of if you’re going to drink mulled wine this holiday season, it’s a question of whose mulled wine you will drink. Warm mulled wine has become a winter standard, as much a part of the collective culture in snowy locales as gift-giving, fireplaces and bearskin rugs (well, at least gift-giving).
Today I’m sharing a cocktail that’s sure to get you through the tail-end of winter: The Grapefruit Hot Toddy. A Hot Toddy is ideal in this frigid weather, as it serves the same role as a nice cup of hot tea but with the added warming effects of alcohol. With most Hot Toddies the primary […]
Winter may have been dragging its heels this year, peppering January with spring-like days, but with the onslaught of two-plus feet of snow, it’s safe to say that winter has fully arrived. But we have a bone to pick with the season – why is it all about the red wines? For three (and in reality, […]
Images of winter in the vineyard make the vines look sturdy, tranquil, and often quite dead. But beneath the picture-perfect dusting of snowflakes across Tuscany or clovers that blanket dormant Napa vineyards, there’s an incredible amount of microscopic activity happening the in the vineyard. Dormant vines are far from dead, and they’re not just asleep, either.