Not Your Mother’s Wine Coolers

Wine Coolers with a cheese board

Do you remember the wine cooler fad in the late 1980s and early 90s? Well, these wine coolers were all the rage, but recently they have had an exciting makeover. We reinvented our traditional wine and cheese night by trying some of these modern-day 'wine cooler' entrants to see if they can hold up next…

Hard Seltzer Summer: The Trend That Won’t Quit

Cherry In seltzer water

No Laws... I remember when my friend first handed me a White Claw during a get-together at her house 3 or so years ago. I was intrigued, but hesitant. She explained that hard seltzer is going to be all the rave soon, and oh boy was she right. All these years later we are still…

Yoga, Wine, and Lions’ Mane… My COVID Essentials

balancing on a rock

This past year was definitely one for the books. We all had to adopt new routines to find sanity over the past 14 months. Recently during a call with my colleagues, we were talking about our COVID essentials... what was in our survival kit? In a previous blog, Natalie Taake talked about her go-to products:…

Cocktail Flavor of the Month: Spiced Orange

star anise on red spoon

"Back to Normal" If there is one thing the pandemic has done, it has heightened our awareness for comfort and connection. We anxiously look forward to those days of "normal" where events and experiences are more of a reality and less of a distant memory. We crave a sense of physical and mental security. In…

Chocolate: The Ultimate Indulgence

Some say chocolate is the ultimate indulgence. It's a comforting flavor that almost everyone likes. Whether you prefer milk or dark, you can always depend on it giving rise to fond memories of days gone by, as well as creating new memories. You can find this flavor on almost every restaurant menu and in nearly…