Planted in 1969 by the second generation of the family, July 16 marks the 50th anniversary of the original block (“Heritage Block”) of Green Acres Vineyard – the first vineyard planted by the Sangiacomo Family. What began as an idea to evolve the family business during the decline of … Read the rest
Every bar has Grand Marnier so these cocktails should be fairly easy to pull together this Bastille Day, July 14th. The “Grand” collection of Bastille Day cocktails was created to celebrate Grand Marnier’s French heritage, toasting the brand’s deep roots to the Cognac region, the inspiration taken from the Parisian … Read the rest
It’s never a waste of time to educate consumers on what they’re drinking. Zinfandel is as misunderstood sometimes as the Lodi Region of California. If OZV is the ABC of Lodi Zinfandel, then these three letters which represent Old Zinfandel Vine, are pretty much the starting and ending point, for … Read the rest
St. Paddy’s Day is a big seller for the alcohol industry at both the on- and off-premise level. But what of Monday, March 18th? Well, that’s national hangover day, representing an opportunity to take care of your well-spent customers. How about a Recovery Cocktail Menu to reel in some business, … Read the rest
The distinctly Japanese beverage program at the newly opened concept Inn Ann at Japan House Los Angeles, California is under the guidance of Executive Chef Mori Onodera. Inn Ann’s beverage program is a microcosm of Japanese cocktail and drinking culture, with a focus on Japanese riffs on classic … Read the rest
There’s nothing more festive than a holiday toast when New Orleans is done up in its holiday finery, and most bars around town strut out seasonal libation specials guaranteed to put customers in the holiday spirit. We’ve reached to the bartenders there for cocktail inspiration, as well as snowy Colorado … Read the rest
Think of white wines from Northeast Italy and Pinot Grigio may come to mind. The Collio region in the southeastern corner of Friuli-Venezia Guilia makes intriguing Pinot Grigio while taking innovative steps to produce many other captivating white wines.
During the renaissance of Italian wine during the 1970s, red Super … Read the rest
The frozen cocktail is becoming a thing of the past, and there are a few reasons why. Smoky brown spirits are hugely popular, with mezcal replacing tequila in many Palomas and whiskey forming the basis of what were once traditional gin cocktails, like the Negroni. Egg-white whipped cocktails in coupe … Read the rest
Brewery Ommegang and HBO Licensing & Retail have announced the newest beer in their collaborative series inspired by the award-winning drama Game of Thrones! Mother of Dragons, a beer brewed for Daenerys Targaryen, is the third beer in this year’s Royal Reserve Collection, a series of four limited release beers, … Read the rest
Chivas Regal has revealed the 21 national winners heading to the United Kingdom to compete to be crowned Chivas Masters Global Champion 2018.
For the first time, the Chivas Masters Global Final (taking place from 24th-28th June) will return to Chivas’s roots with the five-day finale starting at the Strathisla … Read the rest
Most people view the stifling heat of summer as only a con, but honestly, without this oppressive time of year the fun and fruity cocktails wouldn’t taste half as good. Drinking a strawberry mojito in anything less than 80 degrees just doesn’t seem right. So we take the good with … Read the rest
Created by Taffy Rhyne at Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbone in Austin, Texas
3 oz Austin Eastciders Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider
1.5 oz Deep Eddy Vodka
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup
5 oz Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters
Slice of grapefruit
Method: Fill glass with crushed … Read the rest
Bonfort’s Editor-in-Chief, Natasha Swords talked to Joe Wagner, possibly the industry’s most trail-blazing personality, about his most recent venture, Copper Cane Wine & Provisions. After his sale of Pinot Noir brand, Meomi for $315 million, Joe quickly created Copper Cane, a luxury brand collective that focuses on decadence.
Steeped in … Read the rest
When you visit Chile as I did in 2017 you are privy to an abundance of Carménère. Though not as widely planted as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère has become Chile’s signature grape and they have become the de facto single best producer of it in New World versions. There are a … Read the rest