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Wine Wednesdays with Adam: These Wines are Shucking Good [Oyster-Friendly Wines]

Wine Wednesdays with Adam: These Wines are Shucking Good [Oyster-Friendly Wines]

Welcome to the latest installment of Wine Wednesdays with Adam! Each week we'll explore some of my favorite wines and what makes them stand out from the crowd. This week: oyster friendly wines. Great wines for oysters are what people in the beer world would call “sessionable” – brisk, racy, and refreshing. Their acidity acts much like a squeeze of lemon. Minerality and certain other wine qualities that give the impression of saltiness – such as the presence of lees during wine aging – also tend to complement the briny-sweetness of oysters. Lees are leftover yeast particles from the self-destruction of yeast cells during...

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  • Cocktails, Liquor
  • Cocktail Recipe: Americano Spritz

    Cocktail Recipe: Americano Spritz

    This fresh take on a spritz is as tasty as it is refreshing. Enjoy this apéritif at brunch or in the early evening to prime your palate for the meal to come. Here’s how to make it: Fill your glass with 3 oz Prosecco Add 2 oz St. George Bruto Americano Add juice from half of an orange (optional) Top with 1 oz soda water Stir lightly and garnish with an orange slice

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    Wine Wednesdays with Adam: Great Wines Under $10

    Wine Wednesdays with Adam: Great Wines Under $10

    Welcome to the latest installment of Wine Wednesdays with Adam! Each week we'll explore some of my favorite wines and what makes them stand out from the crowd. This week we're looking at delicious wines that all come in at under $10. Good wine does not have to break the bank -- you just have to know how to spot it or find yourself a trustworthy wine guy or gal who knows their stuff! You can find great values by looking for wines from lesser-known regions and varietals, embracing blends, and staying away from larger well-known brands. There are good wines out...

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  • bourbon, Cocktails
  • Cocktail Recipe: Black Cherry Bourbon Fizz

    Cocktail Recipe: Black Cherry Bourbon Fizz

    Ingredients Juice from one lime 1 ounce bourbon (we used Four Roses) Splash of black cherry soda (we used Boylan) Cocktail cherries (we used Egbert's) Instructions In a low ball glass add ice, lime juice, bourbon, and stir. Top with cherry soda. Add 3-4 dried cherries onto a cocktail pick and serve off the side of the cocktail glass.

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    Crowd Pleasing Wines for Your Next Party [That Won't Break the Bank]

    Crowd Pleasing Wines for Your Next Party [That Won't Break the Bank]

    So you’ve decided to serve wine at your next party, but where do you start? What kind should you get? How much should you buy? This guide will help you answer these questions and more. What kind of wine should I buy?   Make yourself more interesting! A bottle of wine can be a great conversation piece at any event, so ask questions at your local shop. Remember: good wine does not have to break the bank. When buying for a number of people and you don't know what they all drink, play it safe. Stay away from the extremes; think crowd appeal....

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