Embracing Virtual Tastings

“When are we going to return to a normal life, so we can travel again?” This is a question we hear from many clients and friends, a rhetorical question for which naturally we do not have an answer. They are among many people (we are included too) who want our world to...

Vermouth, A Hidden Gem

(Previously published in Providence Business News) The pandemic has forced us to stay home more and limit our outside interactions, which has prompted many of us to try our hand at creating cocktails at home. An ingredient that has long taken a back seat to whiskey,...

The Difference Between Bourbon & Rye

Bourbon and Rye are two types of whiskey that often get confused. Read our recent post about their differences.Rye was originally very popular in the Pre-Prohibition era and held its own through the ’30s. Bourbon production gained in popularity after this time,...

Exploring The World Of Sake

Sake, the national beverage of Japan, is made from fermented rice. Traditionally referred to as a “rice wine,” it’s actually akin to the production (not taste) of beer – ie., converting starches to sugars and alcohol. Historically, sake was enjoyed at family...

Sauce Pairing Basics

During the holidays, cooking and preparing dishes for family and friends often increases. Sauces are key items for pairing with wine, often more important than the main protein/meat or fish. We’ve created a list of various types and styles of sauces and the best wines...