The wine spritzer has been around for centuries, and it’s not just a beverage for soccer moms and crazy great-aunts anymore. Recipes abound, sometimes featuring trendy ingredients like Lillet or passion fruit and it’s a great way to add bubbles to your wine with just the simple addition of club soda.
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Have you ever been driving and thought you passed a skunk, only to realize that smell was actually coming from the 6-pack of Corona in your backseat? We’re exaggerating, but Corona and other beers bottled in clear or green glass have developed a reputation as smelling “skunky” or spoiled. That’s because they are. Most beers […]
Last week, we talked about how to tackle a huge wine list. This week, Keith Beavers, owner and beverage director of In Vino, is here to talk about something else that intimidates diners: tasting your wine when it arrives. When the somm or server brings the bottle to your table, what exactly is the proper etiquette? […]
Forget calcium chews – if you’re a woman, you should be drinking beer. Beer has plenty of health benefits, included aiding recovery after a workout, but it seems that brews are particularly good for the ladies. As women get older, they have to work harder to preserve their bone density. This is no news – […]
A few years ago during a visit to the South, I found myself in downtown Opelika, Alabama in search of something that is truly lacking in New York: excellent pimento cheese on a biscuit. Across the country, Southern food, drink and fashion is the current trend and that buzz has helped spur an amazing revitalization […]
Last spring the phrase ”Yes Way Rosé” (#yeswayrosé) seemingly exploded out of nowhere. By the end of the summer, the New York Post’s Page Six was hyperventilating over an imminent shortage of rosé in the Hamptons. Had an insatiable demand for rosé suddenly exploded out of nowhere, leading to a run on the pink booze bank? Yes and no. What […]
Memorial Day is already at our doorstep, and with just a few days left, lots of B&B’s are booked and flights are sold out. What can we say? The day of remembrance for our fallen troops has come earlier than usual this year, and for those who have waited until now, it’s time to figure […]
America loves rosé. Exports of the pretty pink wine from Provence to the U.S. spiked 29% in volume from October 2013 to October 2014 – and that’s just one small slice of the rosé pie. These days, it seems every winery is vying to make their own popular rosé. Rosé is often known as “pink […]
Memorial day weekend is coming up, and so is the comforting warmth of summer. Here in Seattle, the amazing weather has inspired tropical cocktails made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. These easy, fun cocktails make everyone feel like they’re on vacation just by heading to the local bar. When I need a little escape but […]
In elementary school, my mom would drop me off at every sleepover with a gift for my pint-sized hostess. At the time these tokens, which could be as small as a bottle of glittery nail polish, seemed excessive; as an eight-year-old, the idea of hostess gifts was lost on me.