Airén: Pronunciation: [i-REHN] A white grape is Spain’s and the world’s most widely planted grape variety. Airén blankets central Spain’s hot, arid regions of La Mancha and Valdepeñas and is used for both red and white wines. The Airén grape’s reputation for creating dull white wines is still widely dependableContinue Reading

Florida’s tourism association Visit Florida has launched a Zika Virus resource webpage (http://www.visitflorida.org/resources/crisis-preparation/zika-virus-information ) in response to growing concerns over the virus being found in a Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. The webpage includes various resources including how the virus is diagnosed, symptoms, and the latest information from the Center for DiseaseContinue Reading

Charlie Hustle from The Still

Charlie Hustle from The Still Ingredients: 1 oz. Cinnamon spiced infused JP Wiser’s deluxe rye whisky 1 oz. Unfiltered apple juice ½ oz. Fresh lemon juice ½ oz. Clover honey syrup 4 ½ oz. Wood chuck granny smith apple cider (add after shake) Build: add all ingredients into mixing tin,Continue Reading

Breakfast Pops

BREAKFAST POPSICLES Courtesy of Chef Blakely Trettenero These layered Popsicles can be made the night before for a fun breakfast or a cool treat on a hot summer day. Ingredients: 1/2 cup each of blueberries and sliced strawberries 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons maple syrup 1 cup plain Greek yogurtContinue Reading

What Would Elvis Do? Frozen Cocktail

W.W.E.D? (What Would Elvis Do?) Courtesy of The Neapolitan of Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, then you will adore this frozen concoction from The Neapolitan. This  king-sized chocolate shake is the most decadent and addicting adult frozen cocktail we found. Ingredients: 2  scoopsContinue Reading

Cherry Lemonade

Cherry Lemonade 2 oz. Cherry Simple Syrup (see recipe below) 4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 2 oz. Limoncello 1 oz. Luxardo Cherry Liquor Combine all ingredients. Stir, pour over ice. Garnish with Lemon Wedge and brandied cherry. Cherry Simple Syrup ½ lbs. pitted cherries (Approximately 24 cherries) 1 cup sugarContinue Reading

Zinfandel has become known as “America’s Grape Varietal” through its popularity in California, and around the United States. Recently researchers have found it appears to have originated in Croatia, where it is known as Crljenak Kastelanski, and southern Italy, where it is known as Primitivo. The Zinfandel grape tends toContinue Reading

Santoku Knife

The Santoku knife has gained popularity in the last few years in the United States, thanks to their use by celebrity chefs on cooking shows. We asked ourselves why the sudden popularity? The answer was really quite simple. The Santoku which loosely translated into English means “three virtues” lives upContinue Reading

Sparkling Wine

In case you are wondering why the title is “49 Million Bubbles” let me explain, there are supposedly there 49 million bubbles in a bottle of true Champagne, although I have never met anyone who actually counted them. Most Americans only Drink Champagne or Sparkling wine once or twice aContinue Reading

Petite Basque

Looking for a good alternative to Spanish Manchego? Add P’tit Basque to your cheeseboard! As its name implies, P’tit Basque is a small cheese, much smaller than most wheels of aged sheep’s milk cheese. The petite cylinder stands about 3 inches tall and weighs about 1 ¼ to a poundContinue Reading