The thing that makes sparkling wine sparkle is the introduction of carbon monoxide into the base wine

Understanding the Difference Between Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava

Have you ever walked into a wine store and wondered what the difference is between Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava? Explore where and how sparkling wines are made and how to make the right choice when you’re buying wine.

Grapefruit Jasmine Aperiti

7 Cocktails Perfect for Summer

Here are seven great cocktail recipes full of interesting flavors to quench your thirst this summer!

A vintage Jaguar on the street in the Vedado neighborhood

Traveling to Cuba to Find the Heart of Havana

My trip to Cuba was a bit to the left of legal. I visited two weeks before relations between the United States, and Cuba was restored, meaning I had to plan everything without any of my usual resources, like travel…

Celery-Thyme Tequila Sparkler

Celery-Thyme Tequila Sparkler

This celery-thyme tequila sparkler cocktail recipe combines tequila, celery, herbs, and sparkling wine for a drink that’s perfect for bringing a little something extra to special occasions.

A sparkling sweet rosé can actually pair very nicely with chocolate desserts

Wine Pairings for Your Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day seems like it should be an easy one for pairing food and wine. To help out, we’ve compiled a guide to help you pick out wine pairings that will enhance your Valentine’s Day dinner, not overwhelm it.

Glass of Fernet Branca Neat

Amaro 101: An Introduction to the Italian Tradition of Amari

Amari (the plural of amaro) are an herbal liquor with a rich tradition in Italian culture. Amari are popular across Italy with a unique set of flavors that range from mild and pleasant to proceed with caution and are great…

Fernet-Branca Hot Fudge

Fernet-Branca Hot Fudge

For this hot fudge recipe, the intense bitterness of the Fernet-Branca is mellowed by chocolate and cream but still provides enough bite to make a truly unusual and delicious hot fudge that is great over ice cream or just straight…

Blood Orange Aperol Collins

Blood Orange Aperol Collins

The Blood Orange Aperol Collins is a light, refreshing take on a classic Tom Collins cocktail that uses Solerno blood orange liqueur and Aperol to create a unique combination of flavors. This is a great summer cocktail.

Margarita

The Mysterious History of the Margarita

When you think of tequila cocktails, one thing comes to mind – the margarita. Despite how well-known the margarita is, its history is a mysterious thing. Who invented it? Why? And most importantly, how do you make a margarita that…

Strawberry Habanero Margarita

Strawberry Habanero Margarita

The strawberry habanero margarita is a sweet-spicy take on a traditional margarita made with strawberries, habaneros, and agave nectar. This margarita recipe utilizes agave to highlight the fresh, clean flavors of the tequila.

The view over the Seine at sunset

The Sleepover: A Guided Tour of Paris

Paris is a city you can visit again and again and still be surprised, so whether it’s your first time or your tenth, here are a few suggestions to get you excited for your trip to the city of lights.