Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars

One of my BFFs, H2, posted these awesome pics on facebook this morning – a little treat she bought herself for the season.  Whoa!  looks so cool! Unfortunately they are only available in the UK at the moment, so you’ll need some connections or pay a hefty price to get one for yourself, but at least you can start planning for next year:  http://www.drinksbythedram.com/advent-calendars/ Continue reading Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars

Jelly Belly Cocktails

Halfway between the family farm and Napa Valley lies the town of Fairfield, home of Jelly Belly.  We made the stop on our most recent journey and was quickly reminded of the Cocktail line that I hadn’t tasted in awhile. You can buy bags already mixed, or make your own of all the favors:  Pina Colada, Mojito, Strawberry Daquiri, Margarita, Peach Bellini, Pomegranate Cosmo… There’s … Continue reading Jelly Belly Cocktails

Drinking for a good cause!

Last week my friend EG organized the Taste for Treehouse event, featuring several local wines, beers & spirits all for a good cause!  For those of you unfamiliar with Treehouse, they aim to give foster kids a childhood & a future through a variety of services. While enjoying our samples from Stoup, No. 6 cider, chateau Ste. Michelle, Brovo Spirits, Elysian, and many more we sampled … Continue reading Drinking for a good cause!


Another iconic Basque drink, Kalimotxo, is a mix of red wine & cola – rumor has it the drink began when the servers in one of the tabernas noticed that the wine they had bought was not in good condition, so they decided to mix it with something to kill the sour taste. I prefer the “con Limon” option 🙂 Continue reading Kalimotxo