It’s Bourbon Month in the Heartland – So Celebrate with George Remus, King of the Bootleggers

Celebrate Bourbon Month with George Remus and their tried and true cocktail. You probably already have everything you need to make it. Cheers!

Golden Turmeric Milk with Ghee

Bursting with anti-inflammatory turmeric, warming and lightly sweetened, this golden turmeric milk with ghee is packed with nutrients and comforting spices.

Recipes to Celebrate National Margarita Day

Celebrate National Margarita Day in style with these fun margarita recipes. Salud!

Grapefruit Bourbon Sidecar

Reinvent the Sidecar cocktail with this drink made with bourbon and grapefruit juice. It’s refreshing enough for brunch or happy hour.

Biondi-Santi: The Wine to Start Your Cellar Collection

If you’re anything like us, most wines you buy, you drink within that same year. But if you’re thinking about starting a cellar as an investment or for your own personal enjoyment, here’s a wine you should start with.

Blood Red Blend: Our Thoughts on The Walking Dead Wine

What happens when a wine is made more as a gimmick, with the focus being on the label and bottle and trying to attract diehard fans? We let you know our thoughts on the newest Walking Dead wine.

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.

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.

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.

Perfect Wines to Pair with Each of Your Favorite Pastas

Ever wonder what wine to pair with your pasta? The trick is to focus on the sauce rather than the pasta. Here are five favorite pasta recipes and delicious wines to match.

4 Wine Tips and Parings that are Actually Doable

Here are some of our favorite wine pairings and tips that can actually be accomplished last minute or on a weeknight. Check out these ideas matched up with Sicilian wines.

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.

Tequila Horchata Cocktail

This creamy, cinnamon-spiced horchata cocktail is spiked with tequila and perfect with some spicy Mexican food.

Rum Pear Cider

Stay warm on a cold night with this spiced pear cider spiked with rum.

The Wines of Emilia-Romagna

The world of Italian wines is vast. Discover just at up the iceberg and read about the wines of Emilia-Romagna.

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.

A Chardonnay for Mom and Everyone Else, Too

Joe Donelan, founder of Sonoma County’s Donelan Family Wines, is keeping things close to what he knows, releasing a Chardonnay named after his mother. It’s a bottle everyone will love.

New Year, New Wine: Spice Up Your Wine Drinking with Alto Adige

Let’s break away from the usual Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. It’s a new year. A clean slate to try new wines and explore regions we may be less familiar with. But where to start? Check out these unique wines from the Alto Adige DOC.

Tiramisu Hot Cocoa

It’s time to put a twist on the classic winter drink. Warm up with a big mug of this tiramisu hot cocoa, it tastes just like the Italian dessert.

New Years Resolutions: Pairing Fresh Foods with Wines

Just because you’re trying to refresh your meals or get more whole foods into your diet doesn’t mean you have to give up wine. Here are our favorite fresh food and wine pairings for the new year.

Snow Day-Ready Food and Wine Pairings

The next time you are snowed in, cozy up with these comfort food recipes paired with perfect wines.

Resolution-Ready: Delicious Mocktail Recipes

If you’re hosting a gathering for guests of all ages or doing a cleanse as a part of a resolution or New Year reset, we highly suggest trying these delicious mocktail recipes. They’re lacking in alcohol, but not in flavor.

Homemade Peppermint Mocha

It’s that time of year again where Peppermint Mochas are in season! And although going to a local coffee shop is fun, you can make your own Homemade Peppermint Mocha at home.

A Shiny Way to Ring in the New Year: Sterling Vineyards

Sterling Vineyards has introduced their first two sparkling wines just in time for your New Year’s celebrations.

Favorite French Winter Dishes Paired with Côtes de Bordeaux Wines

Ready to get cozy? Check out these classically French dishes fit for the coldest days of winter and they’re elegantly paired with wines from Côtes de Bordeaux.

Seasonal Cocktail Tip: How to Make Cranberry Simple Syrup

Whip up this easy cranberry simple syrup and keep it on hand this month for fun, seasonal cocktails, like a cranberry gina and tonic.

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.

Too Busy to Cook? Pairing Wine and Takeout

It’s a busy time of the year. Takeout is often the answer. Just because you order takeout doesn’t mean you have to skip the wine. (Nothing is ever too casual for wine.) Check out our tips to matching your favorite delivery or to-go foods with wine.

Holiday Entertaining: The Perfect Appetizer for Every Taste

From classic to bold, casual to fun, check out these appetizer and wine pairings. There’s a perfect appetizer for every taste and guest.

Experience Chef’s Table at Riot House Restaurant

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.

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

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.

Printable Wine Gift Tags for the Holidays

The printable wine gift tags are the perfect greeting for all your gifts. Just print, cut and make your next wine present more festive.

DIY Wine Glass Charms

Hosting this holiday season? Check out how to make your very own wine glass charms so each guest can keep track of their glass.

The American Dream Winery: Mi Sueño

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.

Cranberry and Tonic

Sip away the season with a special gin we recently discovered and used to make a delicious cranberry and tonic.

The Perfect End-of-Fall Picnic

Soak up the last rays of fall sunshine with these tips to planning and packing a fall picnic.

Founders Releases Sought-After Canadian Breakfast Stout

It’s time to get excited. Founders Brewing Co. has released their most sought-after beer, the CBS or Canadian Breakfast Stout.

Fall Picnic Happy Hour

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.

Winter Wine Picnic with Chicken and Bean Soup

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.

How to Host an Indian-Style Vegetarian Holiday Dinner Paired with Wine

Hosting a holiday dinner? Think outside the box and serve up a flavorful, cozy Indian-Style vegetarian holiday dinner paired perfectly with wine.

Getting Off the Grid and Outdoors 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.

How to Host a Wine Scavenger Hunt

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.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza

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.

Last-Minute Cocktails for Thanksgiving and Beyond

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.

The Ultimate Mimosas for Black Friday

Awake from your food coma and relax the day after Thanksgiving (and maybe after your shopping dash) with these ultimate mimosa recipes.

Refreshing the Palate: Crisp Italian White Wines and Heavy Fall Foods

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.

Wine Gifting 101

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.

Champagne to Prosecco: Sparkling Wines for all Celebrations

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.

How to Gift Wine Like a Pro

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.

Hosting a Wine and Cheese Night: Riesling Edition

Switch up your usual wine and cheese night and pair a variety of cheeses with a dry to sweet Riesling flight.

Spiked Apple Cider Slushee

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.

The Wine for International Merlot Day

Today is International Merlot Day! What better way to celebrate than with a fun bottle of Merlot, here’s what we’re drinking.

Host a Festive Happy Hour: Fall Apple Cocktails

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.

There’s a Riesling for That

Eating something sweet, savory or even spicy? There’s a Riesling that will perfectly pair with what you’re serving.

Apple Brandy Sour

This apple brandy sour is made with apple cider and a San Francisco brandy crafted in the style of a Pisco.

Port Wine Hot Cocoa

This rich and decadent hot cocoa drink is spiked with port wine and perfect for the coldest days ahead.