Wine Of The Week – July 4th Edition: 2016 Frank Family Carneros Chardonnay – 91 Points

Chardonnay is the most planted and most widely consumed wine (red or white) in the U.S. It has become as American as the proverbial apple pie. Chardonnay’s diversity means it can be light and crisp like stainless steel versions, the big oak and butter bomb, a late harvest iteration, to Read the rest

9 Red, White, and Blue Cocktails to Serve Up on the Fourth of July

Fourth of July cocktails do it best when they’re as visually captivating as they are delicious. Steering clear of cheap mixers and focusing on fresh ingredients not only makes for a more well-crafted cocktail, but it also presents the opportunity to embrace ingredients with rich colors for a striking and … Read the rest

Celebrity Branding Is Shortest Path To Shelf Space

Main picture: David Beckham for Haig Club Whisky.

What do George Clooney, David Beckham, Bob Dylan, Matthew McConaughey, Jay Z, Ryan Reynolds, Drake, Connor McGregor, Darius Rucker, Channing Tatum and at least a dozen more celebrities have in common?  They’ve each matched their own branding to hard liquor.

Ben Woo … Read the rest

Master Distiller Chris Morris’s Newest Inspiration is Steeped in Kentucky Tradition

By Natasha Swords, Editor-in-Chief

The only problem any master distiller could find with a brand like Woodford Reserve is, frankly, that it’s as close to perfect as you can get. “So, what’s left to discuss?” you ask, and quite rightly. The problem is that if you’re adding to the brand’s … Read the rest