shark week wine
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shark week wine

With shark sightings and some tragic accidents on the northeast coast this summer, stay inside and just watch Shark Week starting August 9 on the Discovery Channel. Pair your binge with this Fessina Erse Etna Bianco from a vineyard with lava deposits from Etna that go back centuries. The volcanic soils give it lots of gritty minerality with … Continue reading

pinking it up
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pinking it up

Rosé is needed now more than ever. No, not because of Covid. Because we’re getting into the warm July and August deck days. Here are my top 3 for the month: Balletto: Pinot Noir-based rosés are basically my favorites – the best balance of elegance and decent fruit. This has lots of watermelon and lovely … Continue reading

cocktail friend: la hora del vermut
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cocktail friend: la hora del vermut

Hailing from Madrid, La Pivón Vermouth was inspired by the daily 11-12pm Spanish ritual of La Hora del Vermut (“Vermouth Hour” for those who need that translation). La Pivón is made with local herbs and botanicals like cardamom, wormwood, cinnamon, clove, orange peel, lemon peel, gentian, as well as oranges from Valencia, Spain. The perfect cocktail for Vermouth Day on May 15, serve it … Continue reading