Compliments to the Chef are often difficult to reward because they are busy manning the kitchen. At Riot House Restaurant in Hotel Andaz, grab a front row seat and enjoy an intimate, seasonally prepared multi course menu WITH the chef.
You don’t need to be a wine connoisseur to incorporate wine into entertaining. Hosting a wine-themed party can be easy and educational, with these simple tips as a guide.
The printable wine gift tags are the perfect greeting for all your gifts. Just print, cut and make your next wine present more festive.
While some say the American Dream no longer exists, Mi Sueño winery is proof that hard work and passion can take you from dishwasher to winery founder.
Hosting this holiday season? Check out how to make your very own wine glass charms so each guest can keep track of their glass.
Refine your wine pairing skills before the holiday parties with this guide that matches Sonoma-Cutrer wines and festive foods.
Sip away the season with a special gin we recently discovered and used to make a delicious cranberry and tonic.
Soak up the last rays of fall sunshine with these tips to planning and packing a fall picnic.
It’s time to get excited. Founders Brewing Co. has released their most sought-after beer, the CBS or Canadian Breakfast Stout.
Make a pledge to get outside this week and enjoy the fresh air, good company and wine. Time to plan a fall picnic happy hour.
Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean an outdoor adventure is out of the question. Make a big batch of this warm bean soup, pack it up in a thermos and head out with a blanket and a bottle of wine for a walk in the woods or a stroll in the park.
Hosting a holiday dinner? Think outside the box and serve up a flavorful, cozy Indian-Style vegetarian holiday dinner paired perfectly with wine.
Grab a bottle of wine, disconnect from social media and get outside for an internet detox and hard reset with friends and family around the campfire.
Expecting a house of guests for the holidays or having a group of friend over? Plan a fun activity like this wine scavenger hunt. It get people active, having fun and there’s wine involved. Win, win, win.
In a few days, you are about to have a mishmash of leftovers on your hands. Forget turkey sandwiches, a fun pizza dressed up with turkey, cranberries, stuffing and even dollops of mashed potatoes is the way to go. Plus, we have to wines that are the perfect pairs with holiday leftovers.
These quick cocktails are great to make in big batches for a crowd. Serve them at Thanksgiving, all the way through to your New Year’s Eve parties.
Awake from your food coma and relax the day after Thanksgiving (and maybe after your shopping dash) with these ultimate mimosa recipes.
While you may first turn to big red wines as the temperatures cool, we love pairing white wine and hearty food pairings. Take a bite of warm, cozy food, and when things get to be a bit too heavy, take a sip of cool white wine and your tastebuds will be ready for another bite.
Gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing… turkey can get tricky when we’re talking about pairing it with wine. Check out these bottles that not only play well with the bird, but also all of its fixings.
Have fun with your Thanksgiving wine pairings and serve each course with a different Riesling, all with different levels of sweetness. There really is a Riesling for every dish.
A bottle of wine is a go-to gift for your friends or family members who love good food, good wine, and good company. Ensure the wine present feels meaningful with a little bit of thought. From beautiful ways to wrap a bottle to making an educated guess about what someone will like, here are our top tips to giving wine as a gift. Our favorite part about giving wine? It’s easy to purchase last minute, but it is always special.
Whether you are celebrating the coming holidays, the new year or a life event, here are our current favorite sparkling wines to pop open to kick off the festivities.
Thanksgiving can be a food-lover’s dream come true, but a wine pairing nightmare. With hearty potato sides and fresh kale salads, it can be hard to find the perfect bottles to pair with all your dishes. Check out these tips and Cavit wines that will help you handle the autumn feast. Cheers!
A bottle of wine is a go-to gift for your friends or family members who love good food, good wine, and good company. Ensure the wine present feels meaningful with a little bit of thought and these tips.
Switch up your usual wine and cheese night and pair a variety of cheeses with a dry to sweet Riesling flight.
Throw your apple cider in the freezer, then blend it up with bitters, brandy and more. The perfect cider slushee cocktail for the warmer autumn days or to refresh the tastebuds after heavy comfort food.
Korean braised short ribs, or galbi jjim, are the perfect warm food when you are hosting a dinner party or just want to feel cozy. Plus, check out the perfect wine pairings with this dish.
Today is International Merlot Day! What better way to celebrate than with a fun bottle of Merlot, here’s what we’re drinking.
Whether these are your Thanksgiving libations or you are looking to host a casual happy hour after a day at the orchard or the office, these fall apple cocktails are sure to impress. The best part? They can be prepped ahead for easy serving.
Eating something sweet, savory or even spicy? There’s a Riesling that will perfectly pair with what you’re serving.
As you gather together with friends for a Thanksgiving feast, try this wine that hits all the marks for millenials looking have a wonderful Friendsgiving.
This is your guide to best Riesling wine pairings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter dinner parties and beyond.
This apple brandy sour is made with apple cider and a San Francisco brandy crafted in the style of a Pisco.
This rich and decadent hot cocoa drink is spiked with port wine and perfect for the coldest days ahead.
Halloween isn’t just about kids’ costumes and candy. Check out these Halloween-themed cocktails to serve at your adults-only party. Don’t worry, there can still be candy.
It’s time to get in the spirits. No, we’re not talking about Halloween (although that will be here soon enough). Our taste buds are actually transfixed on National Liqueur Day (on Oct. 16) and how best to celebrate the occasion.
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Remolacha is the Spanish word for the beet root. This vibrant reposado cocktail is made with a beet juice reduction, lime juice, cinnamon, and the fine, aged tequila.
Warm and comforting, this whiskey chai is a cozy sip on chilly autumn evenings.
Experts suggest that the best time to eat the bivalve mollusks is during coolers months that have the letter ‘r’. So by this definition, we are officially in the thick of oyster season. Here are a few French wines from the Picpoul de Pinet region that are perfect with raw oysters and other shellfish.
Learn about the exciting drink hitting shelves in 2018! Matchless Coffee Soda is refreshing, fizzy, and caffeinated, revolutionizing the concept of coffee.
This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the ultimate wine for a tailgate. We were looking for a bottle that was not too aggressive, but could still stand up to burgers, chili, saucy appetizers and spicy wings. Here it is.
Tailgate season is here! Often, tailgate menus are more of a potluck setup where everyone brings a dish or drink to pass. Here are a few bites and drinks to inspire your next tailgate offering.
Take a virtual tour of one of Switzerland’s most stunning wineries, Spiezer Winery.
This week we celebrate International Coffee Day on 9/29. While we need no excuse to sip our morning cup of joe, we could all use some inspiration on how to mix coffee into our cocktails. Check out these caffeine-loaded, coffee-spiked cocktails.
We’re celebrating the first official weekend of fall with these wines. Check out our picks that pair well with cool nights, heartier foods and warm spices.
It’s Friday, and what better way to celebrate Garnacha Day! This easy-to-drink red wine comes from the Carinena, a northern region of Spain. It pairs well with most commonly cooked favorite dishes and just as impressive on the pocket as it is on the palate.
Labor Day has come and gone and we are looking ahead to fall. We’re ready for a break from rosé and are opening these reds on cooler summer nights. End summer on a high note with these favorite red wines that will transition into fall.
Let’s be clear, we don’t drink cocktails for our health, but we would rather drink concoctions that are filled with fruit and vegetable juices rather than sugar-filled mixers. Check out these ideas from cookbook author Nicole Herft.
Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles lies the city and wine region of Paso Robles that has been growing a diverse array of grapes from Bordeaux classics and to favorite American varietals since the 1790’s.
Birra Antoniana, the Italian brewery from Padua, comes to the US this summer. Check out these beers based off of the tastes of the land, just like Italian wines.
Dive into the world of Beaujolais wine with these fun serving and pairing tips.
If you love a quality Pinot Noir, you will love this Willamette Valley vineyard creating a five-course tasting that ebbs and flows perfectly, also known as a Pinot Noir crescendo.
These delicious and easy cocktails are perfect to throw together for a crowd and a fun way to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend.
Spend the weekend sipping on something new. We’re hailing Greek wines form the southeastern region known for growing the Savatiano grape. These white wines are the perfect expression to finish off the summer and take us into fall
Grab your blender and whip up one of these filling breakfast or snack smoothies that can be enjoyed on the go or while you recharge.
If you enjoy California wines, chances are you have had a bottle from the Los Carneros region that straddles Sonoma and Napa. Here are some facts about the foggy wine region.
Hot or iced, vegan or loaded with steamed milk, check out these latte recipes to spice up your morning with fun flavor additions.
While in reality these Alto Adige wines are great throughout the year, these three grapes have tantalized our tastebuds this summer and are perfectly light and refreshing for the season.
During Focus on Chardonnay, the world’s finest Old World and New World Chardonnay producers come together to share winemaking expertise during their finale reunion.