New York City has no shortage of bespoke wine tastings. Charity events aren’t rare, either. But the second annual Reboule du Rhône, November 15-18, 2018, is the best of both worlds. Patrons can enjoy exciting wines from some of the region’s most renowned winemakers, and, because all proceeds go to No Kid Hungry, they can […]
Italian wine with Mexican food? Si! With several cultural similarities (including the love of food and family) and a common Latin origin to the languages, why not bring a little la bella vita to your next fiesta? The perfectly pairable Chianti Classico, with bright acidity and variety of flavor profiles from the Sangiovese grape, can […]
Say the words “red sauce,” and many of us immediately conjure the smell of hearty tomato “gravy” bubbling away on grandma’s stove or in the kitchen of a favorite Italian restaurant. Whether you’re of Italian descent or not, it’s hard to argue that the fresh zing of basil and oregano, the spicy scents of veal, […]
You’ve purchased your favorite spirits and squeezed fresh juices. You’ve got your shakers and mixing glasses, and your glassware shined up nice. If you’re planning to swing by the gas station for a bag of ice before your cocktail party, think again. There’s so much more to ice than filling a few trays and calling […]
What’s bright and bitter and loved all over? It’s the Aperol Spritz, the super Instagrammable, fizzy aperitif that’s popped up everywhere from music festivals to happy hours nationwide. Everyone’s new favorite drink isn’t exactly new, and its exploding popularity isn’t exactly an accident. Aperol was created by the Barbieri brothers in Padua, Italy in 1919.
If you have an Instagram account, you already know edible flowers are having a moment. Twee pansies float on top of every other coupe to add interest and color, especially during the spring and summer. But the most creative bartenders and herbalists know these beauties really bloom in the glass, not just on top of […]