New Orleans is home to some of the best cocktail bars (and cocktails) in the country, so it should come as no surprise that this Southern city is also home — for 16 years running — to Tales of the Cocktail, touted as one of the world’s premiere cocktail festivals that highlights what’s now, next, […]
The best ideas are formed over a few glasses of wine. Ask Dustin Wilson and Thomas Pastuszak, friends since each held wine director positions at NYC’s Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad restaurants, respectively. During a recent visit to the northern Rhône, Dustin and Thomas were sipping on Syrah when they came upon the […]
Bridal showers and drinking go together like bridesmaid dresses and random enthusiasm for fuchsia. Which is to say, they coincide, not necessarily in a healthy way. Those of us “showering” the bride—giving basic kitchen equipment and towel sets to someone who already has her romantic life in (temporary) order—tend to be the ones drinking the most.
A few weeks ago, my college roommate got engaged. Although I’ve been to a handful of weddings for assorted relatives, this marks my first foray into the world of friends’ weddings and all of the various social events that accompany them. The array of engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and other celebrations offer ample […]
It’s never too early to begin planning your next big wine adventure. All too often we hear about an incredible event either right before it occurs or right afterward, making it impossible to partake in the festivities (picture us raising a fist to the sky right now).