Mexican lagers taste like the weekend. Not just when the fifth of May falls on a Saturday, either. Cracking open an ice-cold Corona or straight-from-the-cooler Tecate is reminiscent of beach trips, cookouts, game days, and sunny afternoons doing or avoiding yard work. The category gets its crisp, light flavor profile from the German-style Vienna lager […]
On warm days or evenings (yes, they are returning at last here in the eastern part of the country), who doesn’t enjoy nursing an ice-cold glass of white wine on the patio or deck? While the experience is refreshing, you may be getting only part of the enjoyment of the wine. Did you know that really […]
With skyrocketing sales and tireless marketing, rosé is a 21st-century American success story. Previous generations of star-spangled wine consumers dismissed it as too French, too gendered, or too reminiscent of black-sheep White Zinfandel. Of course that’s all grainy, black-and-white history now. In our rosy-hued present, pink wines have come to symbolize “all that is good about […]
As warmer temperatures (eventually, maybe) arrive, ‘tis the season for rosé. But this year, it’s also time to get to know rosé’s not-too-distant cousin: rosé cider. There might not be a better mashup of two terrific trends because: cider + rosé = a little sip of heaven. Despite its name, rosé cider is not actually […]
The 2017 rosés have been trickling in for a few weeks or so, and one of the early standouts is not from Provence or the Rhône Valley in France, two bastions of pink wine, but from California’s Mendocino County — Bonterra’s Rosé 2017. Bonterra, an affiliate of Fetzer, bills itself as “America’s No.
We are approaching peak pineapple. For the past several years, the classic symbol of hospitality has popped up on clothing, golden cocktail shakers, wallpaper, houses under the sea… The general rule seems to be that if you wear it or decorate with it, there’s probably a pineapple version of it. Design trends come and go, but […]
Labor Day marks the unofficial last day of summer, but at least there’s a three-day weekend to ease the pain. You know what that means: It’s time for a blowout, boozy backyard barbecue to soak up every last moment of the season, and that calls for a plentiful wine supply. From fun bubbly to refreshing […]
There’s something about being in a pool with a cold drink in hand that makes everything feel right with the world. There’s simply no better way to refresh both your body and soul than sipping on a cocktail, beer, or some rosé in the shallows of the cool water while sunshine beams down on you. […]
Sneaking drinks onto the beach and slyly sipping them seems like the ultimate beach experience. Until the drinks get warm, the ice melts, and you have to haul all your trash out of your spot. That’s when you realize that beach bars are actually the true ultimate beach experience.