Archive for the ‘Beverage’ Category

George’s Rants and Raves: Botran Reserva Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Botran Reserva Rum

Guatemala, isn’t that the country made famous by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?  I would be willing to bet that if I gave you 5 minutes to tell me everything...

Read Full Story »

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

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, scoff at those...

Read Full Story »

Shake Things Up with Twists on Classic Cocktails from Tequila Don Julio

Shake Things Up with Twists on Classic Cocktails from Tequila Don Julio

While you can never go wrong with a classic, sometimes you’ve just got to shake things up. Literally. Instead of mixing up a batch of the same old Margaritas,...

Read Full Story »

George’s Rants and Raves: Plantation Rums

George’s Rants and Raves: Plantation Rums

Rum is made all over the world; however, the best rums seem to come from the Caribbean. And of those rums, the best seem to be the ones that are aged in repurposed...

Read Full Story »

Winery of the Week: Mazzocco – Dry Creek Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Mazzocco – Dry Creek Valley, Ca

We wrap up our exploration of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley with Mazzocco Winery.  Their main focus is the area’s signature grape, Zinfandel, which...

Read Full Story »

Celebrate Spring’s Arrival with Fresh Grapefruit Juice Cocktails

Celebrate Spring’s Arrival with Fresh Grapefruit Juice Cocktails

Now that Spring is near, a good way to celebrate the surprisingly nice weather is with these three cocktails. All the drinks are delicious and a wonderful twist...

Read Full Story »

Winery of the Week: Peterson – Dry Creek Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Peterson – Dry Creek Valley, Ca

For our third installment exploring wineries in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, we turn to Peterson.  There, for over twenty-five years, owner Fred Peterson...

Read Full Story »

George’s Rants and Raves: Irish Mist Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Irish Mist Whiskey

Well faith and begorrah, St. Patty’s Day is nigh upon us, and there is no finer way to celebrate that Irish snake chasing, shillelagh swinging saint than with...

Read Full Story »

St. Patrick’s Day Toasting

St. Patrick’s Day Toasting

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, no self-respecting foodie has ever dreamed of finding a green beer at the end of the rainbow. So we’ve tapped...

Read Full Story »

Winery of the Week: Kokomo – Dry Creek Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Kokomo – Dry Creek Valley, Ca

We continue our survey of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, with Kokomo Winery. (Last week we looked at Pedroncelli.) Since their inception in 2004, the winery...

Read Full Story »

 
 
 
A Treasure Trove of Artistic Recipes From World Famous Chefs