According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year that you’re born has a lot to do with the type of person you’ll become. And those unique traits determined by your birth year are not only relatable to you, they’re also relatable to specific wines. So here is your ideal wine, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign. Year […]
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Chocolate and bourbon are deliciously decadent treats, so why not combine them?! This simple cocktail combines two of our favorite treats, for a stunning result. Enjoy!
When you buy a bottle of tequila that’s under ten bucks, isn’t super forthcoming with label information, but does bear the quote “It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees,” you might be in for a rough time. Zapata Tequila Blanco—$12 at my local liquor store, but $9 online—is a mysterious bottle.
The Unified Wine and Grape Symposium is a big deal for the city of Sacramento. Parking rates go up from $8/day to $40/day, and wine lovers from across California and the world descend on the capital city’s massive convention center. But the Symposium’s attendees are a different type of wine enthusiast. They are not chic sommeliers […]
Any bourbon lover, and by this point most bourbon likers, can tell you that bourbon legally has to be aged in a “charred new oak barrel.” (The same goes for “straight whiskey,” “straight Rye,” and “Tennessee whiskey.”) But not every bourbon lover will be able to tell you about char levels.
Mixology as we know it today it isn’t quite a racially charged topic. In fact, where real social issues are concerned, the world of bartending seems safely innocuous: our “mixologist” stereotype a charming anachronism, maybe mustachioed and suspendered, or tattooed like a handsome pirate in overpriced flannel. He’s also, generally, white. Really.
Only a couple of shopping days left until Football Christmas, which means it’s time to discuss Super Bowl beers.
Truth or Consequences, in the desert of southern New Mexico, is known mostly for its hot spring spas, as well as its quirky name, owed to a radio trivia show that was hosted there in the late Twentieth century. It’s also the unlikely place where, 32 years ago, a pioneering Champagne winemaker planted the foundations for […]
It doesn’t always happen the same way for every person. But it happens for all of us. Maybe you’re talking about how light your new vacuum cleaner is. Maybe you’re discussing the outrageous sodium content in soup. Maybe you make your first economical bulk toilet paper purchase. However it happens, something shifts in the wind, […]
This is a Pinot Noir that’s a solid value for the money. A blend from 3 vineyards, the Overlook Pinot from Landmark Vineyards is comprised of grapes from Sonoma – which make up the majority – along with grapes from Monterey County and San Benito. What you wind up with is a fuller, richer Pinot than you’d […]