Coppola spirits collection is inspired by wife, sister, and daughter. The famous Coppola family—of whom the filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is the patriarch—is venturing further into the beverage industry with a line of liquors called “Great Women Spirits.” They already own a winery, aptly named Francis Ford Coppola Winery, through their lifestyle company The Family Coppola: Cinema, Wine, Food, Hideaways, and Adventure. “My mother, sister, wife, daughter, and granddaughters have all inspired me, as have all of the incredible women we celebrate with Great Women Spirits,” the director explained in a statement. “We all know well the great men of history, Alexander the Great, Julius...Read More
Victoria James, one of the youngest sommeliers in fine dining, illuminates the resonance and richness of rosé in her educational, beautiful gift book. James provides a guide to rosé’s history and versatility. From Hemingway to the Fat Jew, she traces its cultural…Read More
HAPPY ST. PADDY’S DAY IRISH COFFEE 1.5 oz IRISH WHISKY, 1 oz Brown sugar syrup (1:1 brown sugar to water, heated until dissolved) Hot brewed coffee Garnish: WHIPPED CREAM…LOTS OF IT & I LIKE TO DRIZZLE A LITTLE FOX’S U-BET CHOCOLATE SYURP ON TOP. I’M JUST SAYIN’ SIP SLOWLY, ENJOY HAVE A GREAT, SAFE WEEKEND. XO CAT SEE YOU SUNDAY AT...Read More
Erin Miller Winemaker, Twomey Cellars/Silver Oak (Napa & Sonoma Valleys, California) As Erin Miller was preparing to go into the Peace Corps, she took a detour that would change her life. “I was on my way to Niger, West Africa, and I wanted to work down some of my student loan debt before becoming a volunteer for two and a half years. I heard about a harvest job in Napa, and I thought, ‘What better way to earn a little money than by working 12 hours a day, six days a week as a harvest cellar rat?'” But in...Read More
Here’s news worth toasting to: Drinking a glass of red wine every day can help keep your brain healthy down the road for as many as seven and a half extra years, reports a new study in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Recent news from a study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience suggests that wine is good for your brain. To me, this is not a surprise; my brain always seems to be especially perky after a glass or two of wine. But the study actually suggests that specialized training in wine might actually enhance your brain—in fact, studying...Read More
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