What to Drink Now: Thirteen Wines For Summer Sipping 

What to Drink Now: Crave Local’s Top Wine Picks for Summer Entertaining Well, it’s official! Summer is finally upon us, temperatures in the South are soaring, and the universe is about to be dominated by rosé wine Instagram hashtags: #roseallday, #yeswayrose, #roseseason, #roseyay, and on and on. Snapchats and pictures will overflow with all things […]

Wine 101: How to Choose Riesling Wines for Food Pairing

With the rise in demand for alternative white wine pairings and something different on the menu, Americans are turning to new and old varietals like Riesling wines. What Does a Riesling Wine Taste Like? Generally, Riesling wines are very fruit forward, with flavors of apple, pear, and peach. The nose is highly floral, with high acidity, […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Crave Local’s Best Wines of The Year

For the perfect wine lover gift, enjoy our top 28 wine picks in our seventh annual Crave Local Best Wines of the Year!

Suntory Toki Whisky Review – Japanese Blended Whisky

In Japan, new food and beverage brands are created with not only the country’s cultural respect and admiration for tradition, but also an artistry in innovation and creativity. Invention is just as revered as tradition, with inspiration coming from nature to technology. Thus is the case with Suntory Toki Whisky, an out-of-the-box blended whisky expression from […]

Fall is Here, So Enjoy Some Pumpkin Beer!

The weather has gone colder and the leaves are crunching: Yes, fall is here. And with fall comes a change in what we eat and of course, what we drink. On the beer front, we move away from the summer pilsners, lagers, and hoppy IPAs that quench our thirst under the hot sun and turn […]

Spirit Review: Toast Vodka

Toast Vodka-a corn and flavorless coconut water based spirit, made in south Florida, is making its rounds this season. Brought to market by South Florida nightlife promoter, and Miami Subs franchisee, Dieuveny Louis, Toast is distilled six times in Florida with the natural essence of pure, flavorless coconut water. Recently, the Florida-distilled spirit signed up to […]

Spirits Review: Peony Vodka

Hailing from the country hills of upstate New York, Peony Vodka is a newly launched, grain-based USA made vodka from Three Meadow Spirits. Derived from a recipe of ten botanicals, Peony Vodka’s floral infusions result in a spirit that most closely resembles the profile of a gin, with very delicate flavor notes from essences like Geranium, […]

Botanically Rich Peony Vodka Launches in New York Markets

Three Meadow Spirits recently released a unique, 5-times distilled vodka, developed from a recipe infused with an array of botanicals.  Not to be confused with a ‘flavored’ vodka, Peony Vodka’s floral notes result in a spirit that most somewhat resembles the profile of a gin, but lacks the sharp juniper taste associated with gins.  Peony […]

Toast Vodka Made From Natural Coconut Water Launches In Miami Florida

After four years of research and development, the corn-based recipe that is 6x distilled, non-GMO, gluten-free, with the natural essence of coconut, has resulted in what critics have declared one of the best tasting vodkas available. Enjoyed neat, chilled, in basic cocktails or craft cocktails, it provides an experience that stands alone. Toast Vodka has […]

Red, White, and Rosé: 90+ Point Wines To Kick Off Your Summer

Choosing which wines to pair with barbecue and grilled foods can also be a challenge, but this list of our summer wine pairings featuring 90+ wines can help you and your guests find the perfect pairing!

It’s Pool Season: Miami Cocktail Company Launches New RTD Line For Summer

Just in time to welcome the warmer weather, Miami Cocktail Company has introduced a new Small Batch Organics line. The all natural craft cocktail series features two new pre-bottled cocktail flavors: Organic Tropical Sangria and Organic Blood Orange Mimosa—both made with the natural ingredients and organic craft wine. The products are free of additives, preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, and […]

Perfect Brunch Wines for Your Easter Weekend

As spring is upon us, and the weather warms, weekend brunches with family an friends are some of the best ways to enjoy the season. Although many think of mimosas and bloody mary’s as the drink of choice for brunch pairings, rosés, sparkling wines, and light Champagnes work beautifully with brunch fare. Great brunch wines […]

How To Make A Crab Cake Recipe From Live King Crab

This version of the crab cake offers spice, savory freshness from the herbs, and great texture all while allowing the full flavor of the crab to come through.

Last Minute Gourmet Gift Guide For Food & Wine Lovers

With the holiday season in full swing, this gourmet gift guide is perfect for those of us (you know who you are) still on the hunt for last minute gifts to fill hearts with glee, it’s once again time to choose the best gifts to give that food and wine lover in your life! Whether it’s gorgeous […]