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This drink is inspired by what might happen if the classic Rosita cocktail had a baby with a beet salad.

America’s top restaurant buyers to decide Sommeliers Choice Awards

Looking for a stellar wine destination for your next trip? We've taken the guesswork out of it for you.

"I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one."
-Mark Twain

For leisurely and party drinking, some inexpensive finds from Southern Europe.

The Fontanafredda estate began as a gift of love from the king of Spain to his beloved mistress. It eventually became the largest contiguous wine estate in the Langhe and still is.

Planet Grape Wine Review panelist and Chardonnay expert Fred Swan, http://www.fredswan.wine/ has reviewed quite a few New World Chardonnay’s recently. Here are his top ten.

The unique spirits competition, Bartender Spirits Awards, focused towards the on-premise industry is back. Special pricing ends March 10, 2020!

You may have heard about the diva grape, Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir loves drama. Pinot Noir loves a challenge. Pinot Noir thrives in a cool to extreme climate especially with a maritime influence. In New Zealand, it thrives as the environment is cool to cold, is all maritime – it is two islands after all, and has no ozone layer, so grapes ripen fully with extreme UV. Think about how much sun you get when in the snow. It’s like that, but instead of a sunburn or deep tan, the grapes ripen fully like they do in California, but maintain a high level of natural acidity which gives them the freshness, tartness, longevity, and balance of red Burgundy from France. It’s the best of both worlds!

How will you pay homage to the most celebrated tequila cocktail on National Margarita Day? You can start by ordering a variety of discounted margaritas this Saturday at two popular East Coast Mexican eateries.

Elegant sparkling wines not to be missed.

Why bother with infusing vodka with fruits or other foods? If done correctly, they will offer flavors that you could not easily get locally. Charbay delivers!

This wine is a remarkable blend. It delivers dark berries, cocoa, and a hint of pistachio on the nose. Very smooth and velvety on the palate with medium tannins, black cherry & plum on the long finish.

A dish finished with high quality, current vintage Extra Virgin Olive Oil can completely transform a diner’s experience. Chef de Cuisine Nate Norris of San Francisco’s legendary Zuni Café says, “While guests may order a salad for the pomegranate and goat cheese, they leave amazed by the lingering flavors of the extra virgin olive oil I used.”

A compound found in red wine has been scientifically proven to lower one’s risk of certain health conditions and block the production of a hormone that can cause poor mental health.

The World Health Organization expects a considerable reduction in alcohol consumption in the coming years. AB inBev, Big Drop Brewing and Viv & Oak to present at Lo & No Beverage Summit: North America, June 2-3, Los Angeles

A vinous menagerie from around the world - all under $50, half under $20.


The 49ers may have lost the Super Bowl, but Chef Parke Ulrich prepared a delicious San Francisco-influenced Dungeness crab fried rice dish to please attendees at the NFL sanctioned feast before the big game.



The “Olive You” European Table Olive Campaign, cordially invites you to learn more about the European Natural Black Olives, at our “European Natural Black Olives from Greece“ private press event.

Cherry Fields delivers a light aroma of plum and cherries followed by smooth, low acid mouthfeel. Its medium tannins offer a refreshing red fruit experience followed by some earthiness on the finish.

 

Dark spices follow an aroma of very ripe berries and chocolate on the palate. If you love intense, high-tannin wines, this is the wine for you. It will wake up your senses.

Special treats for Valentine's Day or a "just because" day!

When I worked in fine dining in San Francisco as a Beverage Director and floor sommelier, we tended to view holidays such as Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve as “amateur hour.” When I worked in Manhattan, we would refer to this as “bridge and tunnel,” both implying the same thing – these were not our regular guests, they were here for a special occasion.

Crus Bourgeois du Médoc to support global launch with new brand identity and communications campaign.