Summer Entertaining: Fast, Easy, Low Calorie Recipes & Snacks

spicy watermelon gazpacho

You’ve shed the weight to wear the hot swimsuit this summer. You’ve got an amazing sun-kissed glow. You feel great. Now, how to stay away from the hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad you find at every BBQ and poolside party? If you’re looking for quick summer meals, snacks and drinks to enjoy poolside, head […]

Fall Recipes: Salmon, Cucumber & Kale Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dill Tahini Ranch

Salmon over Quinoa Salad

This recipe comes to us from the Beehive, a bohemian eatery and restaurant in Boston, MA. Chef Rebecca Newell has created a healthy dish for call: the Salmon, cucumber & kale quinoa salad with lemon, dill, tahini ranch dressing ($28 at The Beehive). This salad is a healthy choice, and is definitely not lacking in […]

7 Summer Cocktail Recipes For Picnics, Barbecue, and Grilling


This year, the July 4th holiday falls on a Friday, which means a three day weekend of fun! If you’re one of those fortunate few, get your grill and picnic party on with some Americana themed booze. As the burgers are cooking, the pool splashing, and the sun shining, complete your holiday weekend with these a […]

How Long Can You Store or Drink a Sherry Wine?

Sherry wine

Learn How to Drink and Store Sherry Wine Like a Pro If you’re like us, fortified wines like sherry or port are a special treat. Usually after a great meal with friends, we’ll pop open a bottle, pour a bit for everyone, and end up with leftovers. Especially after one of our world famous ‘at […]

How to Avoid Bottle Shock When Buying Winery Direct

Josh Cellars Wines

Buying winery direct? Get a better tasting glass by following these simple tips. When buying wine either directly from a vineyard to take home while traveling abroad, or through a winery direct shipping program, you will want to avoid experiencing what is known as bottle shock. Bottle shock is happens when a wine is shaken, […]

Wine Review: González Byass ‘Leonor’ Palo Cortado Sherry, 12 Year

Sherry wine review

Spain’s Best Match: González Byass ‘Leonor’ Palo Cortado Sherry, 12 Year A first look at the bottle will make you think this is worth much more than the under $30 tag, as the makers took care to add silver and gold metallic elements to what would generally be a simple, paper label. Gonzalez Byass’ seal is […]

Spirit Review: Ron Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum


Spirit Review: Ron Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum At the end of the 18th Century , Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez’s burning passion for rum finally resulted in the production of his own line, Ron Diplomatico. For years prior, Don Juancho studied the production methods employed in Jamaica, which at the time set the world standard for […]

Big Batch Drinks: Our Favorite Summer Party Cocktail Recipes

summer cocktail recipes

Whether you’re planning for a 4th July weekend block party, complete with fireworks, music, and fun, or just celebrating at the beach, a party-friendly cocktail means fresh ingredients, easy, pre-made punches, and things that go great with barbecue! Here are our top picks for crowd-friendly cocktails that will keep you having fun, and out of […]

Best Summer Gifts for Dads and Grads – Editor Picks


Looking for that last minute gift for Dad, or a college graduate that deserves to be rewarded for all their hard work? We’ve got you covered with our top picks for classy gifts this summer. From ergonomic chef knives to solar powered chargers, fun spice mixes to culinary inspired teas, bacon salt, and wines that go […]

Does Higher Thread Count Mean Higher Quality Bedding?

What Thread Count Is best

For many years, it has been commonly thought that the higher the thread count, the better the quality of sheets and bedding. We interviewed Vicki Fulop, founder of startup Brooklinen, to get her thoughts. CL: We’ve always heard that high thread count means better sheets and bedding. A lot of brands charge hundreds for bedding with […]

5 Low Calorie Cocktails To Enjoy This Summer

Summer Cocktail

This summer, skinny cocktails, antioxidants, and ‘healthy’ beverages are all the rage, especially with that slew of pool party Evites sitting in your Gmail, and the beach beckoning for you to come and play. The kids are out of school, the temperature is rising, and you’re just itching to get out in the sun for […]

Cool Down With Our Top Ten Favorite Spring Cocktails

Summer 2014 Margarita Recipes

This is a list of our favorite spring cocktails. Offering a variety of flavors, we guarantee there is something in this list for everybody. Enjoy!

Fourchu Lobster Tacos with a Mango Jicama Slaw and Chipotle Aioli

Lobster Taco Recipe

This is a simple yet elegant recipe, almost the entire meal including par-cooking the lobster, preparing the slaw and chipotle aioli can be fixed ahead of time.

Call For Cocktails Mixology Competition Hits Orlando


On April 14th , beverage professionals from all over the world will gather at the Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition at the 72nd annual WSWA Convention and Expo.