Best Red Wine and BBQ Pairings

Wondering what wine to serve with your BBQ fare this summer? Keep reading to find out why Beaujolais is one of the most food-friendly wines out there, and why it is the best wine to pair with grilled foods.

Our First Time Drinking Wine from Virginia (Hint: You Should Try it Too)

Wine from Virginia? It’s a thing! With vines growing at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain is a beautiful winery with a varied portfolio of rosé, white and red wines. Here’s what we thought of them.

Shrimp and Chorizo Skewers with Vinho Verde Wine

Escape to Portugal in your own backyard with grilled shrimp and chorizo skewers and a bottle of Vinho Verde wine.

All About the Region of Campania, Italy

Campania is a southern Italian region where the locals are fiercely proud of their land, food and wine.

Salt and Wine: A Mouthwatering Duo

We don’t often think about specifically pairing salt and wine. We might consider salty snacks or a salty, cured meat, but it’s worth exploring the mouthwatering due further.

DIY: Homemade Slurpees and Slushies to Cool You Down

Everyone knows that today is the day you can hit up the nearest 7-Eleven for a free Slurpee. But because we like to get creative in the kitchen instead of going to a convenience store, we are going to be making our own this year. Check out these homemade slurpees, slushies, or frozen concoctions that will cool you down with fun flavors.

Cakebread Cellars: Seafood’s BFF

Renowned Napa vineyard, Cakebread Cellars has perfected the art of Sauvignon Blanc and other wines that pair effortlessly with great seafood.

Tequila-Plum Smash

It’s stone fruit season! We are celebrating with this muddled plum and herb tequila cocktail that is utterly refreshing. Please welcome the Plum Smash.

Great Cocktails from Split, Croatia – Summer Drinks

Enjoy cocktails that are favorites at Le Meridien Lav, a spot in the beach town…

Mr. Black: The Coffee Liqueur We’re Obsessed With

Is there anything better than cold brew coffee on a hot summer day? Lately on warm evenings, we have been reaching for a cold brew liqueur. Mr. Black, a Coffee Liqueur, has reinvigorated us and our love for playing with cocktails.

Wines of Roero: Roero Days 2018 in Piedmont, Italy

Discover some of the best wines of Roero, Italy.

How to Host a 4th of July Dinner Date

Nothing says 4th of July like a barbecue! This year we’re doing something a little small and special, an Independence Day dinner date right in your own backyard.

Summer Grilling and Beaujolais Wine

Beaujolais wine is so food-friendly and fun. Paired with French or traditional American backyard barbecue fare, it’s a great match. Check out these pairing ideas.

Upgrade Your 4th of July with Beaujolais Wine

The 4th of July is upon us which means the family cookouts, picnics and gatherings will be ensuing. Whether you’re hosting the party or contributing to someone else’s, it’s important to choose a wine that will keep up with the summer food and fun. Beaujolais is your one-stop region for wine that will pair with everything.

A Modern Mai Tai for National Mai Tai Day

Celebrate Mai Tai day with a new twist on the rum drink.

A Gin Cocktail for Every Palate

Gin is often our go-to spirit of the summer. It’s refreshing and so versatile. Here’s a gin cocktail for every palate.

Tips for Pairing BBQ and Red Wine with Predator Wines

July 4th is right around the corner, check out these BBQ and red wine pairings tips before your party.

Two Wines to Bring to Every Party This Summer

Robert Mondavi is known for making quality wines that scream of elegance and also freshness. Here are two bottles that are fitting for every event this summer and beyond.

Black Box Frozen Sangria

Made with a fruity red wine, this frozen sangria is perfect to make ahead of…

Why You Should be Drinking Lambrusco This Summer

Lambrusco is bubbly, served chilled, and a perfect mix of acidity and sweetness. Plus, it’s remarkably food-friendly. Here’s why you should be drinking Lambrusco this summer.

Refreshing Pineapple Mojitos

For brunch or on a warm evening, these refreshing pineapple mojitos hit the spot.

Ah-So Rosé: Our Review of the First Spanish Canned Wine

Having just released this spring, Ah-So Rosé is the first canned wine to come out of Spain. Check out our thoughts on this 100% estate-grown sipper.

Perfect Summer Patio Bites Paired with Beaujolais Wine

There are few things better than enjoying the summer weather on the patio with friends, bites and good wine. Check out these appetizer pairings with Beaujolais wine.

Dirty Martini on the Grill

Revamp the dirty martini with grilled olives and smoky bitters.

Perfect Picnic: Smoked Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches and Beaujolais Wine

Get out of the house and enjoy a fun picnic of delicious Smoked Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches and Beaujolais Wine.

The Perfect BBQ Side: Black Eyed Pea Salad and Beaujolais Wine

Which up this black eyed pea salad the next time you are invited to a backyard BBQ and show up with a bottle of Beaujolais wine too. It’s the perfect summer pair.

Take a Beer-Cation in Boulder

If you love trying beer as much as we do, you will love this new beer-cation offering at St Julien Hotel & Spa with West Flanders Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colorado.

Cool Ways to Chill Out with Iced Coffee this Summer

Spike your iced coffee or inspire you next cold brew with these fun coffees that are sure to help you chill out on the hottest days of summer.

A Sparkling Crémant d’Alsace for Every Taste

You’ve probably tried many Proseccos and Champagnes, and even had a few sips of Cava, but have you met Crémant d’Alsace? This sparkling wine from the Alsace region is sure to impress. Here are a few favorite bottles, there’s one for every taste.

Citrus and Herb Grilled Shrimp with Vinho Verde Wine

This quick and easy recipe for Citrus and Herb Grilled Shrimp is an insanely delicious flavor-packed summer meal that is perfect with a glass of Vinho Verde wine.

Vinho Verde: A Perfect Summer Wine

Make a spread of easy picnic foods, head outside and enjoy a bottle of Vinho Verde wine with some friends under the summer sun.

A Rosé Wine for Every Occasion

This time of the year is marked by the release of new rosé wines for a slew of regions. Here are a few of our favorites from around the globe that cover a range of occasions and food pairings.

Mango-Strawberry Smoothie

Bright and colorful, this Mango-Strawberry Smoothie recipe is delicious any time of the day. The smooth mango and tart strawberry not only compliment each other in color but are the perfect flavor combination.

Herbal Strawberry Lemonade

Sweet strawberries, take the pucker out of fresh-squeezed lemon juice in this delicious version of classic lemonade. The addition of homemade thyme-infused simple syrup adds a delightfully herbal note.

Vinho Verde Rosé Wine and Salmon Rillettes

Sponsored Post: We’re celebrating Vinho Verde wines this season. These Portuguese bottles are young, fresh,…

Hotels That are Upping the Beverage Game with Craft Sips Made on Property

Hotel themselves are becoming a destination, not just a stopping point at the end of a long day exploring a city. Here are a few hotels that are serving their own craft beers and spirits that are made right on property.

Languedoc Day: Four Unique Wines from the Languedoc Region

It’s a great day to have a glass of wine, especially since May 25th is also known as Languedoc Day. Check out our unique picks of wines to drink from the Languedoc region for the holiday.

Sidebar: California Wines We’re Inviting to the Barbecue

Backyard barbecue season is in full swing and Sidebar has two bottles we are loving for the occasion. Check out the California wines we’re inviting to al fresco sessions this season.

Wine Tips for a Memorial Day Backyard Barbecue

Not sure what to serve, what to pair and how much to have on hand? Check out these wine tips for a Memorial Day backyard barbecue or all of your summer get togethers.

Badam Kesar: Soothing Almond-Saffron Milk

A delicious milk-based drink made with added almonds, saffron and cardamom flavors, Badam Kesar is a soothing sip.

Tropical Mango-Coconut Lassi

Sip on this refreshing tropical mango-coconut lassi made with fresh turmeric and pineapple for great flavor and color.

Coconut-Pineapple Mai Tai

Simple, five-ingredient Coconut-Pineapple Mai Tais are tropical, refreshing, and delicious. These Mai Tais are fruity, but not too sweet.

Farmhouse: Making Wine with Nature, Not In Spite of It

Created by the team at Cline Cellars, Farmhouse is a new wine label that is stunning, smooth and clean. It’s made with the earth in mind, working with nature, using sustainable practices and even sheep and goats to do the weeding.

Vinho Verde: The Wine to Drink This Spring

Celebrate spring with fresh air, fresh foods and vibrant Vinho Verde wines.

Wines to Pair with Favorite Spring and Summer Foods

Fresh vegetables are abound, the grills are fired up. It’s the best time of the year for outdoor get-togethers. We checked in with Belinda Chang, a knowledgeable sommelier to map out the ultimate wine pairings for the season.

A Bubbly Brunch Drink for Mom

Bartend for Mom this Mother’s Day with this fun, bubbly rosé champagne drink that’s fit for brunch or a warm evening outside, simply spending time together.

Cacao Nib and Cherry Smoothie

Dark cherry zucchini protein smoothie. This smoothie is so good and has been my go-to…

The Ultimate Gin Drink for Mom (and One for Dad, Too)

Spring is here, which means it’s time to celebrate Mom. Whip up a stunning brunch gin drink along with breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day. Plus, we have a perfect gin drink for Dad, too. After all, Father’s Day is only a few weeks away.

Tasting Wines from the Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Marche, Italy

Garofoli is a winery in Marche, Italy and has been producing wine since 1871. We tried two of their bottles to see if they lived up to the hype. Here’s what we thought.

Refreshing Pineapple Margarita

The perfect sweet and tangy cocktail. This pineapple margarita recipe is easy, classic, and bursting with flavor.

The Best Wines to Pair with your Farmers’ Market Haul

So you went to your local Farmers’ Market and came back with quite the haul of seasonal foods. Here are the wines to pair with the fresh dishes you’ll make with all of it.

Derby Day Drinks: Riffs on The Mint Julep Cocktail

Celebrate Derby Day with one of these riffs on the Mint Julep cocktail. A perfect way to say cheers to Mint Julep Month.

Easy Prosecco Cocktails with 5 Ingredients or Less

Whether you’re making a drink just for you and a friend or for a whole party crowd, check out these easy Prosecco cocktails that call for just five common ingredients.

Essential Tequila Cocktails to Liven Up Cinco de Mayo

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a well-made margarita, but we’re ready to switch things up. Check out these fun tequila cocktails in time for Cinco de Mayo. Salud!

Frozen Strawberry Basil Rosé

Also known as frosé, this frozen strawberry basil rosé is a perfect cocktail to sip on warm days.

The Thrill of TILL: A Smooth-Flavored Vodka and Signature Cocktails are Ideal for Spring

Just in time for the warm spring weather headed our way, TILL Vodka is ready to serve the palates of vodka lovers. Try their best spring cocktails.

The Perfect Wine for Each Kind of Picnic

From a casual afternoon on a blanket, to a full spread with all your friends in a park, here are the perfect picnic wines for each situation.

Cocktails to Sip this Spring

Sip away the spring season with these refreshing cocktails featuring seasonal ingredeints.

Rosé All Day Cocktail

Rosé wine cocktails are some of the easiest drinks you can make for guests, a party or just yourself. Spruce up your next glass with ice cubes frozen with spring berries.

Spring Sunflower Butter Smoothie

The perfect post-workout smoothie or afternoon snack packed with protein and berries. Blend up this spring sunflower butter smoothie STAT.