Author: Melissa Dowling

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Brew Berry Mojito


1 ½ parts Cruzan Strawberry rum ½ part Fresh lemon juice ½ part Agave nectar 5 parts Blonde lager 3 Fresh strawberries 8-12 Mint leaves Muddle strawberry, mint and agave nectar in a tall glass. Add …

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An Evening With Djokovic (and Jacob’s Creek)


I went to a Jacob’s Creek wine tasting and cooking demonstration at which Novak Djokovic made a special appearance. What was the tennis star doing there? The Australian wine …

Drink Recipes

7 Cool Cocktails For Father’s Day


Father’s Day is Sunday June 21—also the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Here are a few drink ideas for celebrating …

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7 Tips for A Perfect Mojito


Bartenders don’t necessarily love the fuss of making them, but consumers do love their Mojitos—especially in the summer. So offering a great Mojito and being able …

Wine Reviews

Cheers Wine Panel: Sips of Super Sauvignon Blancs


We asked members of our national wine panel to review some of their favorite sauvignon blancs. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating …

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Cheers Jan/Feb 2015


What’s in the latest edition of Cheers? Our January/February double issue includes the latest trends in gin, decadent cocktail ideas, an introduction to the wines of Bulgaria, what’s new …

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Wine Tasting 101, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wine


What a great way to start the New Year: Wine 101, a beginning course/pairing event for novice wine drinkers. It took place on Jan. 12 at Napa …

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Raising A Glass Or Two At The DISCUS Party


I went to the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) holiday party in New York this week. The gathering, held at the New York Yacht …

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Spiced Old Fashioned


2 parts Jägermeister Spice liqueur ½ part Bourbon whiskey ¼ part Simple syrup 2 dashes Angostura or aromatic bitters Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass. …

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Reintroducing Guests to Rum


While cocktail insiders and enthusiasts appreciate the many different styles of rum, many consumers consider the spirit to be out of fashion. A seminar titled the …