Food & Spirits: For a while kombucha tea was the new "it" drink, a celebrity favorite and omnipresent on health blogs throughout the web. Then the scandal came and it was discovered that the secret behind the feeling of well-being that kombucha drinkers experienced was due to alcohol content.... Read More
Wineries in Washington: While there may be no shortage of garage wineries in Woodinville, Washington, Covington Cellars is definitely one of a kind. Housed in the Warehouse Winery District of this wine-blessed city, the unassuming exterior of this warehouse doesn’t lend even a hint as to what’s to be found inside.... Read More
Wineries in Washington: The stunning signature Pinot Noir may be the first reason to take note of Challenger Ridge, but not the last – along with a distillery for fruit-brandies and small-lot liqueurs, Challenger Ridge offers a bevy of activities.... Read More
Food & Spirits: The bee crisis has affected bees all over the world. UK smoothie company, Innocent, has introduced a new flavor to their line of 100 percent natural smoothies to help benefit the bees.... Read More
Wineries in California: If you drive a mere half-hour north of the wineries of the Napa Valley and Sonoma County to the wineries of Lake and Mendocino counties, you’ll discover another world. In Lake County, the high elevation, gentle sloping hillsides; flat valleys; volcanic soils; and giant, picturesque lake contribute to its excellent grape-growing conditions.... Read More
Food & Sprits: We’ve never met anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good meal. In fact, the only thing better than a good meal is a GREAT one. That said, there are plenty of establishments on the Kohala Coast, where you are assured of upper-crust cuisine that is designed to please. Check out some of our favorites, following.... Read More
Wine Regions: Although the California Gold Rush of 1849 is long past, the quaint towns and fertile land of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains still whisper “gold.” Peaches, pears, apples, nuts, Christmas trees, and wonderful wines are the prizes of today.... Read More
Wineries in California: The saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” certainly applies to Greg Boeger, who founded Boeger Winery with his wife Sue in 1972. Greg, whose grandfather was a Napa Valley vintner, had spent much of his childhood in a winery, and he didn’t waste much time after graduating from UC Davis to start making his own wine.... Read More
Food & Spirits: Organic, chocolate, immunity boosting? I'll eat it. In the case of Mayesa, I'll drink it. Mayesa, pronounced "my-es-ah," is new drink made with organic cacao, hemp protein, and a variety of spices. I came across this intriguing concoction at my local Whole Foods store, although Mayesa is also sold in Ralph's and Henrys stores.... Read More
Food & Spirits: The Robert Mondavi Winery makes a variety of wines, with a variety of price points, but the luxurious Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from the To Kalon vineyard is a benchmark for ... Read More
Wineries in Oregon: Making its mark on the stunningly beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Cathedral Ridge Winery captures rave reviews, including Wine Press Northwest’s 2007 Oregon Winery of the Year.... Read More
Wineries in California: There’s a very good reason Brutocao Cellars makes such a wide variety of wines. For two generations, the family-owned business didn’t make wine at all. They were grape growers, selling grapes of amazing quality in Mendocino County to other wineries as far away as the Napa Valley. It wasn’t until the early 1980s, when production exceeded demand, that they could make a little of their own wine. It tasted marvelous.... Read More
Fine Spirits: As with perfumes, automobiles, watches, hotels, or restaurants – just about anything actually, “What is the best?” does not have an answer. But the very question begs to be answered because there MUST be one that surpasses all the rest, right?
Drum roll, please (yes, I’m going to ignore reason, logic, and common sense and actually name a “best”, but first a little background.... Read More
Food & Spirits: The DistinctWhiskey Company is so new to the Internet that parts of its website are not yet in place. But what is there looks great. The Australia-based company specializes in gold-and silver-level labels across the board.... Read More
Food & Spirits: Mark Twain once said,"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough."
On a lukewarm Kentucky evening beneath a full moon, crickets chirp and a trio of musical locals sings bluegrass. The setting is a wrap-around porch. You're rocking in a chair and sipping fine bourbon. It's a made-for-movie moment - one guaranteed to wash down any laundry day blues.
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