Drinks

Discovering the Wine Country of Chile

Most wine and food lovers know where to head for great bottles of wine in France and Italy and we are all familiar with hearing about wine country in the States. But do you know much about Chilean wine? Join us as we’re discovering wine country of Chile.

Birch Coffee Launches the Coffee Collective and We’re Hooked

NYC’s beloved Birch Coffee, with locations around the city and a roasting facility in Long Island City, has launched the Coffee Collective. We checked out their new subscription service that delivers their beautifully roasted coffee beans straight to your door, no matter how far from the big apple you are.

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Cognac Cocktails: Coffee and Tea

We are well versed in cognac when is comes to sangria, but when it comes to featuring the French brandy in a signature cocktail, we didn’t have many cocktails in our back pocket. Now we have two new, easy cognac cocktails, one made with iced tea and strawberries and the other with coffee.

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Westmount: Oregon’s Winery that is Adventurous, Not Pretentious

So many times we have fallen for a particular bottle of wine not only because of what is inside, but because of the circumstances in which we are sipping it. Westmount understands this and makes wines that are unpretentious, are ready to adventure and help you explore the style of Oregon no matter how far you are.

Iced Turmeric Tea

We’ve all at least heard of, it not tried, turmeric lattes, smoothies or teas. But what about an iced turmeric tea? Refresh with an energizing glass.

Perfectly Festive Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

Whether you are hosting a girls’ night or spending an evening with someone special, celebrate Valentine’s Day with these easy cocktails that are delicious and festive. Plus, they’re way cheaper than going out for overpriced drinks at a super busy cocktail bar.

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Rose and Saffron Chai Tea

This healing and aromatic tea is a mix of soothing spices, rose and saffron. The ‘chai tea-mix’ can be made at home and can be stored for months. Perfect to serve on Valentine’s Day or any cozy occasion.

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When to Splurge on Bubbles

Sometimes an affordable bottle of Champagne is appropriate, other times it isn’t. Here’s when we like to splurge and a favorite bottle that fits the bill.

Heads Up Francophiles: Get to Know the Rhône Valley with Wine

We love exploring the different regions of France, but it’s not in the budget to visit as often as we’d like. We’re taking a more affordable approach and exploring different areas of France through wine. Check out this guide as we explore the Rhône Valley, producing affordable, food-friendly Côtes du Rhône wines.

Pineapple Mint Smoothie

Loaded with kale, pineapple, banana and mint, this refreshing smoothie is ready to reset your tastebuds with delicious sweet flavor that doesn’t come from refined sugars.

Hygge: Cozy Wines that Bring Us Joy

Hygge is that Scandinavian word that is all the rage. It simply means to be cozy and enjoying a purely joyful moment of comfort and relaxation either on your own or with good friends. Here are a few cozy, sustainable wines that help us enjoy a moment of hygge.

Wines for a New Year’s Eve Crowd

If you’re hosting New Year’s Eve or you offered to bring some wine, check out these bottles that will help you ring in the New Year, but are still affordable. All at less than $20 a bottle, these wines are ready to please a crowd. If your guest list is long enough, ask your local wine store if they have a case discount.

A Holiday Wine Tasting Cart

Take the awkwardness and stress out of a holiday gathering by having a wine tasting cart. In four easy steps you and your guests can be enjoying an easy wine and food experience.

Winter Gin and Tonic

Spruced up with a charred orange juice instead of lime and a sprig of sage, this winter gin and tonic is the same refreshing drink that we all love, but with some warmer flavors for the winter months.

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