Planning and hosting a holiday party typically equates to two things in the mind of the host: a drained wallet and/or a necessary vacation after the event. They made all the lists, cleaned all the square feet, briefed all the family members on the evening agenda, and even collected a surplus of Tupperware to send you home with leftovers. Yet, there’s always a chance for a glitch.
Repeat after us, bo-jah-lay noo-vo. If you’re new to the wine world, you’re in for a treat. If you’ve been sipping Beaujolais Nouveau for years, hang tight for this year’s picks.
When it comes to Florida fall and winter, the beach is usually still a big part of how we celebrate life’s best moments. So when your mid-fall beach trip turns into an opportunity to boat, float or pour a cold one, there’s only one Florida-distilled spirit that we can think of that complies.
There is more to life than pumpkin spice, believe it or not (but we’re not haters, honest! Check out our homage to the PSL here). Since we’re about a month into fall, it’s time to consider richer flavors, with warming spices, creamy textures and decadent nuances. That doesn’t mean clear spirits like vodka and moonshine are off the table – it just means you’ll need to infuse them with a little autumn.
Scratching your head about what wines to pop open during October celebrations? Well, let’s establish the fact that there are 30 other days in the month that are not Halloween, so don’t feel like all your October vino sipping has to be spooky themed (but if that’s what you’re into, check these wines out!).
Wanna play a game? Invite 15 of your closest friends for a Halloween party and try to be bartender to them all night, concocting the exact amount of spirit, bitters and mixer they prefer for every cocktail they consume throughout the evening. Oh, and all while in your mermaid costume, too. Game over?
Raise your hand high if there is no shame in your pumpkin spice game. We welcome you to the club, because we’re pro-spice around here (haters, the back button is at the top left).
Ah, Sam Adams, an iconic American name, if controversial. Are they craft, aren’t they craft? Once you taste their 2018 Oktoberfest, you’ll realize it really doesn’t matter because they can brew a consistently complex beer.
If you think there’s only one staple in beer connoisseur’s Oktoberfest stash, think again. Hofbrauhaus is the world-famous Bavarian brew that whets almost anyone’s appetite for a boot full of the liquid gold.