Rachel Halpren

Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting

Jordan Winery is launching an exciting new tour of it's winery and its pairing the tour with food and wine. That might be a first. Not only is there food and wine pairing but it's then paired with gorgeous areas of the vineyard.

Happy National Daiquiri Day!

The Daiquri hails from Cuba where it was invented by an American businessman during the Spanish-American war. It has since acquired a bit of fame and was rumored to be one of Hemingway's favorite drinks. Given Hemingway's voracious appetite for booze, I can't imagine that he had only one favorite drink. The original Daiquri was a simple, yet delicious drink, consisting of only three ingredients - rum, lime and sugar - served shaken and in a cocktail glass. Clearly, this is a drink that has taken on a life of it's own in the last hundred plus years. But, I do have to admit that on a hot day, the blended Daiquri is pretty tasty as well.

Sips & Apps – Literary Monday

Sips & Apps is a fun cocktail and appetizer book from Kathy Casey. Ms. Casey is a trained chef who loves her cocktails. She consults on food, cocktails and pairing for many multinational companies and is the host of Liquid Kitchen on Small Screen Networks. Her training as a chef and love of cocktails shine through in this innovative work.

The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris – Literary Monday

Many moons ago, and not too long after we started DOTW (and before the recent cocktail revolution), we made a journey to Paris. We were excited to try Harry's Bar and at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz, which was the modern incarnation of the bar at the Ritz.

Broken Shed Vodka Review

Broken Shed Vodka is a premium whey vodka based in Wanaka, a small lake town in the mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Broken Shed vodka has been four-times distilled, gluten and additive-free. Broken Shed Vodka is distilled from whey ...

The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion – Literary Monday

If you are always looking for the perfect drink for any occasion, then this little book is the one for you. In The Perfect Drink For Every Occasion, the author will help you find drinks to help with the problems in your life, drinks that will impress a myriad of people and drinks for major life events.

Mama Walker’s Breakfast Inspired Liqueurs Review

New from Pernod Ricard comes Mama Walker's, a new line of breakfast inspired liqueurs.

Making Sense of Wine – Literary Monday

Matt Kramer is a nationally renowned wine writer who has been writing and teaching people about wine since 1976. He brings an incredible amount of experience and expertise to the subject. In his first book Making Sense of Wine, Mr. Kramer puts this knowledge to good use.

Doolittle Raiders to Enjoy 1896 Hennessy Cognac

Each year, the Raiders toast and turn the goblet of their fallen comrades, whose name is also inscribed upside right. When two remain, they will toast with the bottle of Hennessy.
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