Four Wine Jewels From Chile’s ‘Best Producer’

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Casas del Bosque

Many of our wine guests have been aware over the past couple of years of the amazing quality and sheer drinkability of the wines from Casas del Bosque. But they might not have been aware that this boutique family winery was presented with the prestigious ‘Best Chilean Wine Producer’ award for two consecutive years (2013 and 2014) at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London. Continue reading

7 Easy Tricks to Rock Your July 4th

ThinkstockPhotos-467038483.jpg1. Rum Snow Cones

Who says you can’t have a snow cone as an adult? No one, that’s who. So why not use your adulting powers to add a little fun rum to your snow cone this Fourth of July? The recipe is easy, just remember to make it ahead of time and choose flavors that show red or blue color. Here’s an easy recipe for blue snow cones:

2/3 cup Cruzan Coconut Rum
1/3 cup Blue Curacao or Blue Raspberry Vodka
3 cups Blue Hawaiian Punch (or your favorite blue mixer)

Combine ingredients in a bowl or 9×13 baking dish. Freeze until mostly solid. Scoop into plastic cups or paper snow cone holders and serve. Continue reading

Cigars and Wine

Cigars and wine are two things that you don’t often hear mentioned together. Sure, we all know about port being a natural companion but when it comes to pairings, whiskey and brandy seem to be the more standard partners. This is why it has been fun the last two years to integrate cigars into the San Destin Wine Festival. The response from those enjoying the cigars, mostly women mind you, was overwhelmingly in favor of the relationship.


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