Collapsible Wine Glasses

Collapsible Wine Glasses–have your wine and drink it, too

Don’t leave home without one A picnic isn’t a picnic in our world without wine. That’s why we were beside ourselves with excitement to discover Bluesky Designs Pop Up Wine Glasses.

Food and Wine Pairing Tips for Passover

Food and Wine Pairing Tips for Passover

The Passover Seder is filled with rich tradition, including traditional foods but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a culinary experience. The meal calls for four cups of wine. And they don’t all have to be Manischewitz! If you haven’t taken the time to explore the growing options for Kosher wine, you might be surprised […]

Nicholas Feuillatte D'Luscious Rose Champagne

D’Luscious Demi-Sec Rosé Champagne is a Bride’s New Best Friend

This new wine from venerable Champagne house Nicolas Feuillatte has got us giddy. The winery, known for it’s voluptuous, collectable line of Champagnes has released something fun, fresh and and relatively affordable. A blushing pink Champagne, it’s smooth style and easy sweetness make it a great choice for weddings and bridal showers. It is definitely a […]

envolve winery

Ben the Bachelor Makes World Class Wine at Envolve Winery

by Amy Reiley In 2012, boutique, American wine making will collide with pop culture—or, at least Disney-owned television. Yes, I’m talking about the phenomenon known as Ben the Bachelor. Until last year, Benjamin Flajnik was best known as the handsome, young partner in Envolve Winery (formerly Evolve Winery), a tiny operation founded in 2008 on youthful […]

modern absinthes--chasing the green fairy

A Guide to Absinthes (aka how to chase the Green Fairy)

The resurgence of absinthe in america Made popular during the late nineteenth century, absinthe was the aphrodisiac of La Belle Epoque. It was portrayed as a psychoaddictive drug and was banned from most Western nations about  1915. So why, then, can you walk into any well-stocked liquor store and buy yourself what has been known […]

Woman on Spirits–notes from the 2010 world spirits competition

a tasting of double gold winners from the 2010 world spirits awards by amy reiley Normally, I keep my critiques to wine. But I recently had a chance to taste a selection of the double gold winners from the 2010 World Spirits Competition. Here are some of my picks from the competition, all of which […]

Grapevines at Villa San Juliette

Paso Robles Meets Hollywood at Villa San Juliette

Paso Robles plays Romeo to American Idol’s Juliette When the two men who brought us American Idol first announced that their next project would not be for Fox, ABC or even MTV, but for the Paso Robles wine industry, the food and wine world paused. Did these gentlemen realize that wine is about farming, not […]


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