Basil & Salt’s Holiday Moscow Mule

Pomegranates are in season October through February, making them both a  colorful and delicious addition to the holiday season. When choosing your pomegranate look for a deep color with a red to reddish-brown outer rind. If it’s ripe it will feel heavy for its size. It will keep chilled for 3 to 4 weeks if unopened. How to de-seed your pomegranate Using a paring knife, … Continue reading Basil & Salt’s Holiday Moscow Mule

Short Film Debuts in Campari’s Birthplace, Celebrates Masters of the World’s Best Cocktails

Today in Milan, Campari®, Italy’s iconic bittersweet red aperitif, launches the second annual Campari Red Diaries short film with the world premiere of The Legend of Red Hand. Continuing Campari’s ethos that “every cocktail tells a story,” this year’s film celebrates the bartender – here known as the Red Hand – and their never-ending journey to create the ultimate cocktail. The film can be viewed live … Continue reading Short Film Debuts in Campari’s Birthplace, Celebrates Masters of the World’s Best Cocktails

Taste Washington on the Farm returns with new rustic-chic venues, delightful wines and a dose of adventure

Tickets to Taste Washington’s On the Farm series are on sale now. Three exciting new excursions offer guests the chance for a unique farm-to-table lunch in the greater Seattle area. Go to tastewashington.org to get tickets – limited quantities available. From organic farm greens to freshly caught fish, to fruit orchard berries and robust botanicals – the Puget Sound is rich in agriculture. It’s because … Continue reading Taste Washington on the Farm returns with new rustic-chic venues, delightful wines and a dose of adventure

Kentucky Owl Enters the Premium Rye Market

November 2017 By Michael Pendley | Photography Cheryl Pendley Fresh on the heels of the recently announced expanded release area for Kentucky Owl Bourbon, the Harrodsburg, KY based company has again surprised the whiskey world with the recent release of its first ever Kentucky Owl Rye. Like the bourbon, this rye release consists of a mingling of sourced barrels blended by Dixon Dedman. While it … Continue reading Kentucky Owl Enters the Premium Rye Market

GoatHouse Brewing Co

November 2017  By Elizabeth Smith One of my first weekend trips to Placer County, California, included a stop at GoatHouse Brewing, which recently celebrating four years in business. A few visits later, after their Farm Yoga experience, I caught up with co-owner, Catherine Johnson, about what it’s like to live the dream: owning a craft brewery which produces its own hops and raises its own … Continue reading GoatHouse Brewing Co

Adam Seger’s Spooky Cocktails from the Tuck Room, NYC

“Hold the dark holiday in your palms, Bite it, swallow it and survive, Come out the far black tunnel of el Día de Muerte And be glad, ah so glad you are… alive! Calavera…Calavera…”  -Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree If you’re looking for the complete Halloween experience with costume contests, spooky cocktails, food and music, then celebrate at the Tuck Room NYC’s Halloween Party on … Continue reading Adam Seger’s Spooky Cocktails from the Tuck Room, NYC

Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Wine Industry Organizations Throughout California Form Support Network to Assist Vintners in Three Counties; Leaders Call for National Support SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 11, 2017)—Wine industry leaders have formed a support network to provide immediate assistance and long-term aid to victims of the fires ravaging Northern California and are calling on the national wine community for additional help.  Organized by a group of association leaders … Continue reading Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims