ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 16, 2020 — A panel of high-profile sommeliers and wine directors awarded Vara Winery & Distillery a total of six medals at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards, including a gold medal for their Silverhead Brut Cava. Medals were awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. Wines will … Continue reading

Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

If you’re looking for a dazzling dessert to wow friends and family this weekend, we have you covered. With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary world ~Wikipedia This recipe is perfect for your any outdoor party or even packed in a cooler for a day at the beach. A great go-to … Continue reading Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

Create a mimosa bar with Santa Margherita Prosecco

Don’t spend the evening tending bar, whip up pitchers of cocktails and create a self-serve mimosa bar for your guests. The holiday cocktail season is in full swing and mimosa’s are a delightful way to celebrate the backyard summer season. Thank you for visiting basil & salt! We look forward to bringing you great content for gardening, parenting, health and beauty and of course, delicious … Continue reading Create a mimosa bar with Santa Margherita Prosecco

Abbey Road Farm Wine Collective Releases New Spring Wines  

Taste new wines from the Willamette Valley winery, home to three distinct winemakers and six different labels, including the newly debuted Wilkens Family Wine   PORTLAND, Ore. (May 21, 2020) – Abbey Road Farm, the 82-acre farm in the heart of the Willamette Valley, is excited to debut new spring wines from its farm collective of winemakers. Resident winemakers include James Rahn Wine Co., Stedt … Continue reading Abbey Road Farm Wine Collective Releases New Spring Wines  

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

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

Experience Walla Walla with a Winemaker Curated Itinerary

Sip, see and do as the winemakers do. The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance (WWVWA) has collaborated with some of the best Walla Walla winemakers to create custom itineraries focused on experiencing Walla Walla as they do. The curated winemaker itinerary series is available to the public every Saturday from October 14th through December 16th. “We get asked by out-of-town friends and guests that stop into our … Continue reading Experience Walla Walla with a Winemaker Curated Itinerary

4 Refreshing Late Summer Cocktails

  Mother Nature holds her best bounty for late summer.  Whether you prefer the stone fruit’s juice dripping down your chin or blended into a thirst-quenching cocktail, the ripe peach is the belle of the ball. These dazzling Santa Margherita cocktails were served at the brand’s She Shed Event last week, where guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and experienced a variety of cooking demos from Top Chef … Continue reading 4 Refreshing Late Summer Cocktails

Taste Maryland!

August 2017 by Elizabeth Smith When you think of Maryland, what comes to mind? Not having spent much time in Maryland until recently, I immediately thought of the Eastern Shore, crab cakes, and the Baltimore Orioles. It turns out that Maryland is much more than beaches, baseball, and seafood. It is a world-class winegrowing and winemaking region that dates back to 1648. Let’s take a … Continue reading Taste Maryland!