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A Look at Hard Cider

Join us for a tasting this Thursday, July 28th from 4-6pm as we compare some of our favorite hard ciders.

“It’s indeed bad to eat apples, it’s better to turn them all into cider”
- Benjamin Franklin

Fun Facts about Hard Cider

1.Cider has history-
The earliest record of fermentation of apples can be traced back to the Romans in 55 BC  when they reached England and noticed villagers drinking an alcoholic drink made from Ciders

Looking at Whiskey...

Cocktails for the Cowboy in you

Whiskey Sour
  • 2-1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1-1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • orange slice
  • maraschino cherry
Combine whiskey, lemon juice and sugar in a shaker half-full of ice. Shake well and strain into a whiskey sour glass, either straight up or on-the-rocks at the drinker's preference. Garnish with orange & cherry.

Cowboy Cocktail
  • 2oz Bourbon
  • 1oz Southern Comfort

Tell your dad thanks with these recommendations...

Recommendations for Dad this Father’s Day

Benromash- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskey- Organic...$63.99
Benromach Organic is the first Soil Association certified Organic single malt whisky and has enjoyed maturation in new oak, though this is a well-oaked dram, there is plenty of toffee and spice.

Macallan 10 year Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$42.99
Matured in Bourbon & Sherry Oak Casks. This is complex with soft and malty balanced of oak and fruit.

greet the warm weather with a Rosé

Rosé wines are an ideal pick for these warm evenings that have arrived. These wines are highly versatile and great with any bbq or picnic.  

Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes. It depends on the country, but the popular grape varieties are Grenache, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Cinsault. Their pink color depends on the amount of time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice. The longer the grape skins are left sitting on the wine, the darker the color of the finished rosé.

Treat your Mom this Mother's Day!

Give a toast to your mother with these delicious cocktails for Mother’s Day!

Blushing Mimosa
2 cups of orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons of grenadine
1 bottle of sparkling wine 
Mix first 3 ingredients together in pitcher and then pour equal parts of juice mixture and sparkling wine into flute

Frozen Peach Bellini

Discovering French Wines

Have you ever wanted to try a bottle of French wine but you just couldn’t figure out which one to buy? Just reading the label on a bottle of French Wine can be a daunting task.

Come learn with us on Friday, March 25th from 4:30-6:30pm as we discover and taste French Wines with Master Sommelier, Damon Ornowski.

A starting point…


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