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Category: Wine & Spirits

The Irresistible Charm of Napa’s Culinary Capital Yountville

The Napa Valley town of Yountville is like a beautiful well-crafted bottle of wine: carefully thought out and the longer you spend in its atmosphere, the better it gets. You immediately become infatuated by its carefree, unhurried vibe, unmistakable charisma, and sheer beauty intertwined with vineyards. The Town of Yountville is steeped in upscale epicurean and oenophile experiences yet remains charming and down to earth. It’s difficult to believe that the gourmet capital of the Napa Valley, with a population of a tad over 3,000, boasts four Michelin stars and was once a mere speck of a stagecoach stop...

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Niagara Wine Country Takes Top Honors at National Wine Awards of Canada

Niagara region wineries took center stage among WineAlign’s selections at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada, earning three of the four top spots in this year’s competition—the largest and most comprehensive in Canadian history, with 1,850 wines from 257 wineries entered.   Tawse Winery, situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, was named one of the Top 4 wineries in Canada. A family-owned organic and biodynamic winery, Tawse is no stranger to accolades, having been voted Canada’s Winery of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016. Tawse wines, produced by uniting traditional winemaking techniques with...

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Ireland’s Echlinville Distillery Celebrate’s Their Fifth Birthday

The Echlinville Distillery in (County Down, Northern Ireland) is celebrating as its whiskey turns five years old. The Kircubbin based whiskey and gin producer became the first new distillery in Northern Ireland for more than 125 years when it received its license and casked its first spirit on 5 August 2013. Echlinville has since established itself at the forefront of Ireland’s burgeoning spirits industry and is home to some of the country’s best-known and respected brands including Dunville’s Irish Whiskey, Jawbox Gin, Echlinville Single Estate Irish Pot Still Gin and Bán Poitín. Sunday 5 August will be a momentous day...

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4th of July & Summer Cocktails from Belvedere Vodka & Don Papa Rum

Hot dogs, apple pie and cocktails is what every Fourth of July holiday needs to be a success! Belvedere Vodka & Don Papa Rum have shared with us some of their favorite Fourth of July and summer cocktails to compliment your holiday and summertime cookouts and picnics. Fourth of July Cocktails Blueberry, Strawberry Mojito 2 oz Belvedere Vodka 1 oz Lime Juice .75 Simple Syrup 3 Blueberries 2 Cut Strawberries Build in shaker shake with ice and strain into glass over fresh ice. Top with soda or sparkling wine and garnish with mint sprig. Red White and Brew 25mL Don Papa...

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Ultra Premium Vodka: Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

If you are searching for a luxury gift for a connoisseur, one that will make an immediate impact, diamonds are the best choice. Precious Vodka® is the ultimate gift because it is designed with a crystal bottle that is shaped like a giant diamond. As if that was not enough of a luxury statement, inside each cap is a semi-precious stone, either a ruby, topaz, peridot, sapphire or emerald. From Europe to Asia, vodka aficionados appreciate the quality, the taste and the diamond-shaped bottle topped with a semi-precious stone. Brand owner, Kip Kimerly selected internationally known Brand Ambassador, Diego...

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7 Crazy Myths About Liquor

Americans have indulged in their favorite cocktails since before we officially became a country. Even Prohibition didn’t stop partiers from enjoying alcohol. Over the years, enthusiasts have created some truly crazy cocktails. Dedicated mixologists shake and stir original concoctions using seaweed, eucalyptus and truffle oil. The history of some of your favorite liquors includes some crazy myths, too. Gin Drives You Insane Gin seems to have the worst reputation among the different spirits. People report that getting “gin drunk” makes them feel angry or mean, and even drives them to insanity. In truth, gin isn’t all that different from vodka....

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Summer Cocktail Recipes

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the kick-off to summer! If you’re looking for summer cocktail recipes to compliment your barbecues and summer soirees, check out these recipes provided by Don Papa Rum and Belvedere Vodka. Summer Fizz Ingredients: 1.5 oz Don Papa 7 0.5 oz Ginger syrup 0.5 oz peach purée 0.5 oz lemon 1 egg white Soda top Method: Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish with fresh ginger and lemon peel. The Don Mama Ingredients: 2 oz Don Papa 7 0.25 oz peach liqueur 1 oz lemon juice Top up with Prosecco Method: Serve in...

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Actress and Winemaker Drew Barrymore

After receiving three bottles of wine from winemakers Drew Barrymore and Kris Kato from Carmel Road Winery, I wanted to learn more about this union of one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses and a winemaker in Northern California. Here are Six Facts I discovered while sipping their wines: Actress Drew Barrymore believes that some of the best memories are made around a table. She enjoys sitting with girlfriends on a Sunday, sharing a bottle of wine. As an avid traveler, she believes breaking bread and sipping a glass of fine wine is an ideal way to discover new cities and meet...

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Re-Released Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old

This month, an extremely limited supply of Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old will be re-released. Due to the rarity and renowned craftsmanship of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old is in high demand. The re-release of Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old honors the 83rd anniversary of the opening of Stitzel-Weller Distillery, which continues to stand as a true staple in American whiskey history. Since its release, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old has been recognized by many respected spirits awards including: Named “Best Straight Bourbon” and awarded Double Gold at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awarded...

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Drizly St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, it’s time to stock up on the essentials. Drizly, the online alcohol marketplace that connects consumers to their local liquor stores, is also the nation’s largest Irish whiskey store. Drizly is a one-stop shop for all of your St. Paddy’s Day libations – from that Irish whiskey you love to a local craft brewer’s take on an Irish stout!   For parties or pre-games, check Drizly to see if local retailers carrier your favorite Irish whiskeys – from favorites like Bushmills to fun takes on the spirit like Paddy Devil’s Apple Irish Whiskey – or those classic...

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LOUIS XIII Announces Fairmont Le Château Frontenac as the Newest Global Fortress Destination

Luxury French Cognac, LOUIS XIII, is proud to announce Fairmont Le Château Frontenac with the distinguished honor of being named the newest global LOUIS XIII Fortress destination – a highly coveted global designation which is bestowed upon an establishment. As a LOUIS XIII Fortress, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will become a guardian of LOUIS XIII’s heritage by sharing their legacy, craftsmanship, and dedication to excellence with their patrons. LOUIS XIII Fortresses are given the prestigious opportunity to house LOUIS XIII’s magnum crystal decanter filled with their exquisite blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced 100% from Grande Champagne, the first cru of the Cognac region. The...

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National Margarita Day Cocktails

Today is National Margarita Day and the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort has shared with us a few of their most popular signature margarita recipes. The resort serves up margaritas from all hours of the day including its Welcome Pomegranate Margarita, daily Green Devil Margarita and Poolside Mezcalita cocktail. Welcome Cocktail: Pomegranate Margarita What better way to celebrate National Margarita Day than where it originated? At Hilton Los Cabos in Cabo Mexico, guests are welcomed with a refreshing Pomegranate Margarita curated with local La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila Liqueur. The perfect balance of acidity and sweetness will surely...

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