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by / on May 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Become a Wino at Terroir

Written by Travis Ballenger Did you know that when choosing the right Chianti, you want to look for the region it’s from? Thanks to Terroir’s wine tasting, I do. I now have the necessary information to impress my friends, order a great wine, or do a decent paring at dinner.  With our knowledgeable leader Paul Grieco, co-owner and sommelier of […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Please The Palate Vintage Port Tasting

The 2011 Vintage Port Seminar at Astra, hosted by Please the Palate was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. For those of you who don’t know Port, it is from the Douro Valley in Portugal. It is usually a sweet red wine, but can also come in dry, semi-dry and even white. Port is fortified wine with brandy added […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Please The Palate Vintage Port Tasting

The 2011 Vintage Port Seminar at Astra, hosted by Please the Palate was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. For those of you who don’t know Port, it is from the Douro Valley in Portugal. It is usually a sweet red wine, but can also come in dry, semi-dry and even white. Port is fortified wine with brandy added […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm / in Bottoms Up

Celebrate National Aperitif Day

Tomorrow, May 16th, is National Aperitif Day! Maison Lillet declared May 16th as this holiday to raise awareness of a great, yet underrated libation. All around the country aperitif lovers and newbies will celebrate the traditional French aperitif hour with Lillet. For those of you who don’t know, aperitif is a French word meaning ‘to  open,’ and is mainly used […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm / in Bottoms Up

Celebrate National Aperitif Day

Tomorrow, May 16th, is National Aperitif Day! Maison Lillet declared May 16th as this holiday to raise awareness of a great, yet underrated libation. All around the country aperitif lovers and newbies will celebrate the traditional French aperitif hour with Lillet. For those of you who don’t know, aperitif is a French word meaning ‘to  open,’ and is mainly used […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 10:30 am / in Bottoms Up

Sipping Rum Fridays

Union Square Wines & Spirits is full of wonderful wines, specialty spirits, and now every Friday in May, free Santa Teresa Rum Tastings, called Sipping Rum Fridays! This weekend, May 10th kicked off the first of four unique rum tastings targeting a specific theme. The first tasting was their 1796 Santa Teresa dark rum paired with chocolate for Mother’s Day! […]

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by / on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Lean Libations: The Healthiest Cocktails Around

Prepping for Summer is no fun at all, but enjoying the summertime is heaven. While many people are watching what they eat and amping up their workout regime, you can still indulge if you do it right. These cocktails aren’t your typical sugary and calorie-loaded concoctions…each cocktail below has a health component to it, whether it’s low calorie or made […]

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by / on May 10, 2013 at 10:00 am / in Bottoms Up

For the Love of Wine: Tasting Room by Lot18

Today marks a momentous occasion. Lot18, a site that brings consumers limited-time access to high-quality, hard-to-find wines at good prices, is launching an amazing wine club called Tasting Room by Lot18. We’ve got Netflix for movies and TV shows, Pandora for music, Kindle for books and now…Tasting Room for wine. Start off by tasting a range of wine in mini-bottles and […]

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by / on May 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm / in Bottoms Up

Make Mom Happy with Crafted Cocktails

Not every mom was created the same. Some mamas prefer to skip out on the fancy presents and spend some quality time with the offspring on Mother’s Day. Make that time count by making mom a delicious cocktail or three this year. She will love the thought and effort, and most importantly the taste, of any one of these mom-approved […]

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by / on May 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm / in Bottoms Up

Ultimat…The Ultimate Vodka Tasting

Ultimat Vodka is a rare vodka made from wheat, potato, and rye. Recently, we attended a tasting held at The Kitchen, which was taught by Jennifer Simonetti- Bryan. For those of you who are not aware of who she is, Jennifer is a MW, Master of Wine and Ms. Simmonetti-Bryan is the fourth woman in the United States to hold […]

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