n 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.
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For all of those folks out there who love wine or don’t want to spend their Halloween whipping up cocktails (or don’t have time to batch them before the party), the wine-candy pairing party is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!
Spring is finally here, which means it’s time for the lighter, more refreshing pours of the year. Sandeman, the world’s leading port and sherry company, is featuring the lightest ingredient of them all: CO2.
The carbonated cocktail trend first emerged last year with extravagant mixologist techniques, such as using scuba tanks for pomp, but this year is all about catering to the at-home enthusiast. The introduction of carbonating appliances allows anyone the chance to grab … Read more
Let’s bash, booze, and brighten up the sky for Bastille Day! The fourth of July may be over, but the fire has just begun; so, light up those sparklers, bake a few pastries, and pour some French cocktails to cap off the celebration. 222 years ago on July 14th the French made their first cheers to the storming of the Bastille and today we all join them in feasting for la fête!… Read more
The holidays are here! Today is the second night of Hanukkah with Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner. Plus, don’t forget New Year’s! We know that the rush to buy gifts for family members, friends and co-workers is in full swing. One short week after that, the pressure is on to bring a great bottle of wine to your New Year’s party. These wines are a great answer to your holiday gift giving quandary and will sure to be a hit at the New Year’s party.
1 bottle of Sandeman Founders Reserve Port
24 oz apple cider
3 oz rye whiskey
1.5 oz maple syrup
2 Granny Smith apples
Dice apples and pears and set aside. Mix all remaining ingredients together in pitcher. Add in apples and pears. Let sit for at least 8-12 hours (or overnight).
Courtesy of Sandeman Wines.… Read more
1 1/2 oz Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac
3/4 oz Ruby Port
3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
Stir over ice. Strain into Champagne flute.
Created by Ted Kilgore – St. Louis, MO. Courtesy of Camus Cognac.… Read more
1 part Hornitos Anejo Tequila
½ part Tawny Port
¼ part orange liqueur (John DeKuyper & Sons™ 03 Premium Orange Liqueur is recommended)
Dash orange bitters
Stir ingredients briskly, and strain in to a shot glass. Bite in to an orange wedge and imbibe.
Courtesy of Tequila Hornitos.… Read more