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A Taste Of Spain – Sherry

If you are a Millennial or Gen Z looking for a new experience in wine, you may be surprised to hear one of the most interesting and versatile types of wine is Sherry. In North America, sherry is...

A Taste of Spain – Food & Culture

Spain is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. It is the fourth-largest European country and the second-most mountainous country after Switzerland. It has numerous offshore...

A Taste of Spain – Wine Tour

Ah, those grey, rainy, late winter days here on the West Coast! Are you thinking of Spain, and its sunny and warm climate... but getting there isn't in the budget? No worries, we may not be able to...

Non-Alcoholic Trends

Why Non-Alcohol? In a very short period, the non-alcohol landscape has changed dramatically, one part driven by age and the other by culture.  Older drinkers such as Baby Boomers or Gen X have...

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Latest Recipes

Flor de Jerez

Flor de Jerez This little gem mixes the sweet and the tart showcasing the rich flavour of Amontillado sherry and all of the joy sherry can add to the cocktail world. This recipie is from Death and...

Sherry Daiquiri

Matt Piacentini’s Sherry Daiquiri This is a nutty variation of a Daiquiri that features Oloroso sherry and rich demerara sugar syrup. It is a perfect way to learn more about sherry and all the...

Aperol Fizz

Aperol Fizz Food & Wine Test Kitchen, the authors of this recipe, describe this lovely cocktail as the perfect marriage of an egg cream and an Aperol spritz. I tend to agree! Navy-strength gin...

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz This classic and refreshing cocktail celebrates spring. It's easy to make, easy to make and quaff, and its low ABV makes it no problem if you sneak in a second one on a warm...

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Japanese Whisky Sour

Japanese Whisky Sour

  Japanese Whisky Sour Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks. Sours are mixed drinks containing a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener (triple sec, simple...

Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball

Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball

  Japanese Whisky Ginger Cocktail What is a highball cocktail? Well usually, it refers to a drink made in a tall glass, filled with ice and topped with soda / fizzy water. Its is meant to lengthen the beverage and lighten the liquor. This version from...

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

  Tequila Sunrise Although born in Tijuana, Mexico, in the (or in Arizona, depending on the story you hear) 1930s, the Tequila Sunrise first gained popularity in a bar called the Trident in Sausalito, California, in the 1970s. There are epic stories of the...

Bloody Maria

Bloody Maria

  Bloody Maria If you are thinking of enjoying a a cocktail with brunch or if you just need a 'little hair of the dog' put aside the vodka-based Ceasar or Bloody Mary and enjoy a different flavour by substituting Tequila to make a Bloody Maria. 2 oz...

Patron Paloma

Patron Paloma

  Patron Paloma The Paloma came into existence in Mexico sometime in the 1950's. I'm unsure which of the many origin stories is true, but I know this cocktail is as refreshing as a Mexican getaway!Originally made with grapefruit soda, more and more...

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Japanese Whisky Sour

Japanese Whisky Sour

  Japanese Whisky Sour Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks. Sours are mixed drinks containing a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener (triple sec, simple...

Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball

Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball

  Japanese Whisky Ginger Cocktail What is a highball cocktail? Well usually, it refers to a drink made in a tall glass, filled with ice and topped with soda / fizzy water. Its is meant to lengthen the beverage and lighten the liquor. This version from...

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

  Tequila Sunrise Although born in Tijuana, Mexico, in the (or in Arizona, depending on the story you hear) 1930s, the Tequila Sunrise first gained popularity in a bar called the Trident in Sausalito, California, in the 1970s. There are epic stories of the...

Bloody Maria

Bloody Maria

  Bloody Maria If you are thinking of enjoying a a cocktail with brunch or if you just need a 'little hair of the dog' put aside the vodka-based Ceasar or Bloody Mary and enjoy a different flavour by substituting Tequila to make a Bloody Maria. 2 oz...

Patron Paloma

Patron Paloma

  Patron Paloma The Paloma came into existence in Mexico sometime in the 1950's. I'm unsure which of the many origin stories is true, but I know this cocktail is as refreshing as a Mexican getaway!Originally made with grapefruit soda, more and more...