Fresh Press with the Crush: Ordering Wine in a Restaurant

Whitney Adams and Christina Pickard with a few tips for that sweaty-palmed moment when the textbook sized wine list is placed in your hands.

Refreshing Salty Lassi

A Salty Lassi is a great alternative to the alcoholic beverages during the summer and you can flavor it with any spice you want.

Green Vines: Seeking Out Organic Wine

Choosing an organic/biodynamic wine can be daunting due to the multitude of labeling permutations in the eco-conscious arena. 

Hot Apple Cider for Cold Days

The spices used in this drink give an irresistible flavour and fragrance, but also also add warmth to the apple juice.

Energy in a Cup: All Green Smoothie

After a week of these vibrant green drinks for breakfast, Carly DeFilippo can attest that they’re energy in a cup.

Indonesian Avocado Shake

Rich creamy Avocado Shake served with chocolate syrup dripped on the side of the glass.

Cherry Bourbon Fizz

Bourbon and cherries love each other, and citrus juice and a bit of fizz make this more summery than its Manhattan kin.

Wines for Burgers and Barkers

Welcome to the first installment of the new Honest Cooking column, Fresh Press with The Crush. A wine column for pros and amateurs alike.

Raspberry Limeade with Chia Seeds

A refreshing summer drink with the added bonus of powerful health benefits.

The Perfect Moroccan Mint Tea

Although served in an English tea-cup, Nikki Vivian shares her perfected version of Moroccan Mint Tea.

Classic Cheese and Wine Pairings

These classic cheese and wine pairings are popular because they really complement one another perfectly.

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

A refreshing watermelon cucumber drink for those hot hot hot summer days.

Wine Popsicles, Four Ways

If it’s really time to only drink refreshing chilled wines, let’s go all the way with it. Let’s make some wine popsicles.

Celebrate 4th of July with Red, White and Blue Cocktails

SAIA, a modern Southeast Asian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, serves up two patriot-styled 4th of July cocktails.

Maker's Mark Margarita Rita
Makers Mark Margarita Rita-Rita

The Makers Mark Margarita Rita-Rita is named after Rita Cote, owner of the Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, AZ.

The French Wines Bucket List with six outstanding and generally affordable French wines that deliver remarkable value by being the best of their class.

7 Unusual Wines for Pork

Gregory Dal Piaz from Snooth with a list of 7 unusual wines that match perfectly with all kinds of pork.

Front Porch Lemonade with Bourbon, Ginger and Mint

Bourbon, lemonade, ginger, and mint – a perfect drink to sip on a lazy summer evening.

Strawberry Pineapple Buttermilk Smoothie

As the weather warms up, Patty Price finds herself turning to the blender to whip up a fresh cooling smoothie for breakfast. 

Sour Cherry Galette and DreamWeaver Wheat

Cherry pie gets an update with the fruit’s sour counterpart, perfected for summer with a cold wheat ale.

Building a Craft Beer Empire: An Interview With Tony Yanow

What are his tips for anyone who wants to break into the world of craft beer? Jackie Dodd sits down with the king of Los Angeles Craft Beer.

Italian White Wines Worth Tasting

The lovelies over at Snooth came up with a great mini guide to delicious Italian white wines you need to try.

Grilled London Broil with Coffee
Grilling With Coffee: London Broil

Sure you could just drink coffee, but you can also use it to add flavor when grilling. Here’s Mike Crimmin’s caffeinated London Broil recipe.

5 Good Wines from Portugal

Our friends over at Snooth takes us on a trip through Portugal to get us excited about discovering the country’s great vinous treasures.

Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream and Amarillo IPA

As the temperature is rising, you’ll need to reserve one hand for a sweet cup of this homemade ice cream, and the other for a brisk brew.

Cool Off with Doogh: A Persian Yogurt Drink

In the Middle-East and Mediterranean, yogurt is a staple as an ingredient in cooling drinks.

Memorial Day Drink: Honey Ginger Lemonade

A wonderfully refreshing summer drink that can be served both virgin, and with a slight kick.

Asado Coffee of Chicago is Bueno

Bill makes a pleasant visit to Chicago coffee roaster and cafe Asado Coffee.

Summer Cocktail: Cucumber Rose Gimlet

And as we begin to celebrate summer with grills and backyards and whatnots, why not prepare yourself with a refreshing summery cocktail?

5 Summer Beer Cocktails

Although some beer purist maintain that mixing a beer with anything other than a cold glass is sheer blasphemy, the trend is catching on.

8 Must Try Wines From Chile

Gregory Dal Piaz from our friends over at with a list of 8 must-try wines from Chile.

Spinach Banana Smoothie

Tamara Novacoviç with a great and refreshing way to start your day.

Beat the Heat with a Raspberry Cooler

As the temperatures rise; a refreshing drink is the way to chill. Mix the sweetness of berries, tanginess of lemon with freshness of mint to create the perfect cooler.

Juicing with Lower Acidic Citrus and Ginger

Coupling favorites in the world of citrus, the Meyer lemon and the Clementine. For a smoother Citric Experience.

Currant Cakes and Delirium Nocturum

Sweetened, dried currants are blanketed with a flaky pastry in this traditional family recipe, paired with its perfect carbonated counterpart.

A Bite of Britain: Pimm’s No.1 Cup Cocktail

Celebrate the British May bank holiday weekend by serving a refreshing Pimm’s No. 1 Cup Cocktail.

Banana, Flax, and Raw Cacao Smoothie

This is a divine blend of omega 3’s, antioxidants, fiber from flax seeds and raw, pure cacao powder.

Seven Grain Flavored Drink

This flavored milk is a combination of nutritious seven grains, vitamins and protein packed nuts.

Get Rocked by SF’s Stable Cafe

Stable yourself for a moving coffee experience at San Fransisco’s Stable Café.

Raffles and The Singapore Sling: A Refreshing Sip of Tourist Juice

Some might call drinking a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel is “touristy”. Marissa Sertich calls it “festive”.

Melomakarona: A Traditional Greek Cookie with a Non-Traditional Pairing

A crumbly and spicy, honey-soaked biscuit finds satisfaction with a home-brewed Oatmeal ESB.

Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. – Fairly Great Coffeehouse in Fairbanks

Bill banks on Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. – a Fairbanks original and finds it splendid.

Springtime Gin Fizz

A classic taken to a whole new dimension of deliciousness for the springtime holidays.

Gewurz – Sweet, White and Versatile

With times a changing, Indians are looking for wines that go well with Indian food. Rinku Bhattacharya with a tip.

Iced Coffee for lazybones
Iced Coffee – The Lazy Way

Refreshing instant Iced Coffee. For lazy-bones. No grinding or soaking required.

Singapore Beer – Night of the Tiger

Tiger Beer was the first locally brewed beer in Singapore. To this day, it still rules the night.

The Noble Rot – Wine Education Made Easy and Fun

Mandy Baca interviews Jonathan Cristaldi from the wine website The Noble Rot.

The Nuts and Beans of Talkeetna’s Flying Squirrel Bakery Café, Alaska

Bill finds a nice respite for coffee at the Flying Squirrel Bakery Café in Alaska’s quaint village of Talkeetna. 

Brazilian Stout Bread
Brazilian Stout Bread

Suzie Castello with an Irish inspired Brazilian bread. Or is it the other way around?

Irish Coffee
How to Make Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee is still the undisputed King of coffee based cocktails, no matter what’s trendy right now, and you should learn how to make it.

Coffee Cooling Down After Roasting
Eight Ways To Take Your Coffee From Average To Amazing

Mike Crimmins with some fantastic tips on how to make your coffee taste much better.

Lemongrass Pandan Drink

This lemongrass pandan lemonade is a well balanced sweet, aromatic, citrusy drink.

Calling All Bacon Lovers: Bakon Vodka

Does combining two awesome things – bacon and booze – create a third awesome thing? Marnely Rodriguez reports.

Almost Bellini – with a Strawberry Twist

On Valentine’s Day, the combination of peach, strawberries and bubbly wine, is destined to be successful.

Kick Off Carnaval with a Passion Fruit Caipirinha

To help get you in the mood to celebrate Carnaval, here’s a recipe for a delicious caipirinha made with fresh passion fruit. 

Bean Trees: Fine Organic Coffees

Constantly on an endless search of coffees from around the world, Marnely Rodriguez is always happy to discover small producers and farmers that are making a fantastic product.

Vineyards near Caldero
Top Twelve Undiscovered Wines of Northeastern Italy

Kathy Bechtel with a list of 12 Italian wines with fascinating narratives and flavors that are still largely unknown in the rest of the world.

Refreshing Watermelon Daiquiri

A delicious, grown up way to enjoy watermelon. Try this daiquiri twist from Christina Soong-Kroeger.

Vegas’ Cup Holds Promise for Better Coffee

Bill Walsh falls upon a fair oasis of coffee on the Strip.

Coffele WInery, Soave
Rediscover Soave: Elegant Whites from a Lovely Walled City Rise Above the Bulk Wines

Soave, just a little over an hour from Venice, is the center of the Soave wine region and home to some wonderful refreshing white wines.