Buyers Guide

Deck the Halls with Less-Frizzled Hosts

post iconThis is the time of year when the calendar pages for the next few months are red-lined with parties, making December through January look like they’re on fire. …Read More

Wines That Rock For the Holidays and After

post iconThere’s a trend for celebrities, alive and dead, to have their own wine labels. These wines are fun and make a great gift to bring for a party. This is important as we enter fall and the party season. I know that we are often scratching our heads as to a fun and appropriate gift to bring to a party. There is the added pressure given that we right about wine and booze.

We have recently been exploring the rock-n-roll labels. Honestly, it’s been pretty fun. We didn’t have high expectations about the wines given that the focus was on the bottle. But, we weren’t disappointed. The quality varied but none of them were bad or undrinkable. In fact, most of them were pretty good.

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Sandeman Launches 2011 Vintage Port

post iconn the Spring of 2013, Sandeman declared its 2011 Vintage Port. Recently, we were the lucky recipients of an invite to meet George Sandeman, a many times descendant of the founder of Sandeman’s port house (founded in 1790), and sample multiple vintages of Sandeman’s Vintage Port. We started with the 1955 Vintage Port, then moved on to the 1963, 1977, 1980, 1997, 2007 and 2011. It was quite the treat. …Read More

Celebrity Vineyards – Book Review

post iconIn his book Celebrity Vineyards, Nick Wise tours celebrity vineyards in California, Canada, Italy and Spain. These vineyards are owned by actors, race car drivers, people in the music family and even the family of Walt Disney. In each winery profile, the author provides an overview of the winery, the winery’s history, the vintners connection to the winery or the desire to own a winery and tasting notes for the winery’s signature wines. It’s a fun way to look at wineries and makes me want to hit the road and try all of them. …Read More

Hudson New York Corn Whiskey Review

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Hudson New York Corn Whiskey was one of the first whiskeys made in New York State following prohibition.

From the distiller, “We double distill the corn mash pure and simple. No other flavors or sugar added. It’s then bottled at 46% without charcoal or chill filtering, giving the crystal clear whiskey a silky smooth, creamy and clean drinking experience. It’s also distinctly corny – just like your wise-cracking uncle. Cut the wax and pour.” 

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Liquid Vacation – Literary Monday

post iconThe book explores the history of Tiki, delving into the history of the genre, the masters behind the decor and their modern twists on the libations. I loved the book for the history, the lore and the decor alone. …Read More

Guinness Black Lager Beer Review

post iconlack lager, you say? How is that possible, you say? We are talking about the folks at Guinness, so there. What they makes it black is the dark roasted barley. …Read More

Sips & Apps – Literary Monday

post iconSips & 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. …Read More

Box For A Bottle – Buyers Guide

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What Is It? 

Box For A Bottle is a wooden, engraved gift box with personality. Occasion specific designs on the outside, engraved gift messages on the inside with special compartments to put your favorite bottle of goodness.

Why We Like It?

They are made by some crazy drink lovers from responsibly harvested wood. Each box in hand engraved right here in the USA, St. Louis to be exact. They make a great way personalize a … Read more

The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris – Literary Monday

post iconMany 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. …Read More

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