Archive for the ‘Beverage’ Category

George’s Rants and Raves: Martin Miller’s Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Martin Miller’s Gin

I’ve said it before and I find that I must say it again; thank God for the eccentric, idle rich.  Because of them, we have some of the finest spirits produced...

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Unique Takes on the Martini from Bombay Sapphire Gin

Unique Takes on the Martini from Bombay Sapphire Gin

As you may know, the origin of the Martini dates back to the mid-19th century, when a cocktail called the “Martinez” was served at the Occidental Hotel in...

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Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Once again, we continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less. So add them to your shopping list,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Camus Ile de Re Cognacs

George’s Rants and Raves: Camus Ile de Re Cognacs

Well, you would have to figure that anyone who has been doing something since 1863 just might be doing it right. The Camus family has been making their fine cognacs...

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Simple Cocktail Recipes for National Punch Day

Simple Cocktail Recipes for National Punch Day

National Punch Day (9/20) is the perfect excuse to throw a party and get your friends and family together again. Whether you’re hosting game night or one final...

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Baron Herzog Wines for your Jewish New Year Meals

Baron Herzog Wines for your Jewish New Year Meals

When sharing special holiday meals with family and friends during Rosh Hashana, why not round up some kosher wines to compliment and complete the gathering? Baron...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Death’s Door Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Death’s Door Gin

As everyone knows, first impressions are very important.  When I first laid my eyes on this bottle of gin, my first impression was – are these people crazy...

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Wines of the Week: Italian Night Gems – Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Italian Night Gems – Under $20, 90 Points

Once again, we continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less.  This week we focus on great buys...

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Lovely Labor Day Cocktails

Lovely Labor Day Cocktails

It’s hard to believe summer is already coming to an end. Before packing away your swimsuit and storing your beach towel, treat yourself to one more sunny celebration...

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Winery of the Week: Mitchel Katz  – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Mitchel Katz – Livermore Valley, Ca

Mitchell Katz isn’t your typical winemaker. If you ask him why he got into the wine business, he’ll tell you unequivocally, with a good laugh, “stupidity.”...

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