By Amy Sherman
Chardonnay remains the best-selling wine varietal, at every type of restaurant/bar operation in every major U.S. market. But customers are often misunderstood about chardonnay, so some operators find they need to educate guests on the different types and styles of the wine.
Beyond the Buttery Oak Bomb
By Melissa Dowling
To put it bluntly, most consumers are clueless about chardonnay, whether they love it or hate it. Many tend to make the sweeping generalization that all chardonnays boast the big, buttery and oaky flavors that the California styles of the wine have become known for. Nothing could be further from the truth.
1¼ oz. Tanqueray London dry gin
½ oz. Simple syrup
½ oz. Lemon juice
Top with Champagne
Shake and strain into a coupe glass and top with champagne.
The mixologists at Tanqueray released this recipe shortly before the July 29 arrival of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
Happy National Tequila Day!
July 24 was National Tequila Day. Here are four creative drink recipes to help celebrate our favorite blue agave-based spirit. Cheers!
What I’m Drinking Now: Kevin Faerkin, Grand Central Oyster Bar
Kevin Faerkin, the general manager and sommelier of the Grand Central Oyster Bar in New York, shares his favorite cocktail of the moment.
Hotels Happily Jump into the Wine Business
A number of major hotel chains are getting into the wine business, teaming up with wineries to start wine clubs, create their own private labels or hold special wine events.
Time to Tap Into the Brussels Beer Challenge
Gran Reserva Serie Riberas, or “Riverbank Series,” is a family of specific-origin, single-vineyard wines from Concha y Toro, in which each variety is grown in close proximity to one of Chile’s major rivers. Gran Reserva Serie Riberas chardonnay is the sixth addition to the series, featuring Rapel River fruit from the Ucúquer Vineyard in Colchagua. Imported from Chile by Excelsior Wines, the Gran Reserva Serie Riberas, first introduced in 2012, also includes the following single varietal wines and their rivers: sauvignon blanc (Rapel), cabernet sauvignon (Tinguiririca), carmenere (Cachapoal), malbec (Tinguiririca), merlot (Maule) and the new chardonnay (Rapel).
In anticipation of International Beer Day Aug. 2, we took to the Cheers Cocktail Lab to test drive some of the beer cocktail recipes we’ve received. Here are the results from our first batch.
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