Viva España ! Bloody Mary Makeover The Freixenet Sparkling Cava Way

Celebrating our Spanish roots, we gave the Bloody Mary a sleek makeover for summer with our La Tomatina Cocktail. […]

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By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Featured, Sip|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Freixenet Spanish Cava And Watermelon- The Sparkling Wine Summer Cocktail

Few things shout out the coming of summer quite like the arrival of watermelon at your local supermarket. Refreshing and delicious, it’s the perfect fruit to eat by the pool and why not try experimenting with in your cocktails. Cool down this summer by the pool with Freixenet’s Sweet Sparkling Watermelon, featuring Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava.
1 watermelon
1 bottle of Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava
Cut 1/4th off the top off a seedless watermelon. Scoop out the fruit and purée. Put 2 tbsp in a wine glass, and top off with Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava. Pour the remaining purée back in the hollow watermelon to enjoy throughout the day.

Text recipe and images courtesy Freixenet.

 

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By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Featured, Sip, Wine|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Celebrate Summer With Freixenet Cava Sparkling Wine

If you love sparkling wine from the Catalonia region of Spain, you are in luck. Freixenet has given us a sneak preview of their newest Summer cocktail recipes. Not just for holidays, Cava is a refreshing way to make any occasion special.  […]

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By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Featured, Sip|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Freixenet Cava – Sparkling Wine Catalonia Style

Freixenet Cava is the result of the Ferrer family and the Sala family coming together via marriage more than 100 years ago.  The premier producer of Cava in the world, Freixenet brings high end taste and sophistication with an affordable price point that is perfect for any occasion.
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By |May 27th, 2016|Categories: Catalonia, Europe, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Spain, Tours|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

AutoVino: Classic Cars Meet the Vines of California in Menlo Park

If you have an inkling to open a winery in this area be prepared to spend 4 to 5 million an acre, if you can find it at all in Woodside, California. Luis (Buff) Giurlani has one and is living the dream.

His Woodside Vineyards is one of the oldest, small vineyards in California. As Mr. Giurlani jokes, ” If we go by the land value here, this wine should be the most expensive in the world!”

“But wait” you say, “didn’t I read above that AutoVino is a state-of-the-art luxury car and fine wine storage facility?” Yes. Mr. Giurlani, part of a family olive oil import business in San Francisco, has a penchant for classic, and luxury cars. Trouble is he soon needed a place to store them. Not finding anything satisfactory, he built one.

Climate controlled, dust free and offering services […]

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Rodney Strong Wines Where Place Matters

Wandering the aisles of the local wine store, I sometimes wonder about the names of people on the labels. Are they real people? Who are they? What was their vision? Can their vision be tasted in this bottle?

I do know one who was very real. There was a Rodney Strong. Mr. Strong was the early visionary in Sonoma County who had the idea that this area and all of its micro-climates could bring forth world-class wine.

Today Rodney Strong Vineyards encompass two major brands Rodney Strong and Davis Bynum. Mr. Strong’s namesake company planted grapes of many varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the terroir of Alexander Valley. In Chalk Hill he was the first to plant Chardonnay vines in 1965. In the Russian River Valley much like Burgundy, France, he found the fog cooled climate perfect for […]

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By |August 4th, 2014|Categories: California, Sip, Sonoma, United States, Wine|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Business Insider: Allison Inn Delights Her Majesty

I had to find a special place take my wife for our 20th anniversary that was not too far away. Triumphantly, I announced to her that we were going to wine country in the Willamette Valley.

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By |January 27th, 2012|Categories: Hotels, Newberg, Oregon, Spas, Stay|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments