The Cocktails Big Comeback

It’s official, the cocktail is back and in a big way! A true cocktail is a mixture of spirits, sugar, water and bitters. The cocktail first rose to prominence in the 1920’s and surged in popularity during the prohibition era of the 1930’s. Alcohol was outlawed at the time, however this did not slow consumption. As it was […] Continue reading

RABL Rouser

By far, the most popular white wine section in the store is the “Crisp & Refreshing” section.  As a general rule people love white wines that have a pronounced and pleasing acidity. They tend to be great wines to drink with or without food which also helps with their appeal. In this category of wines the two front-runners are […] Continue reading

American Beauty

Nestled on a small pocket of the northern tip of the Russian River Valley is a small wine producing AVA known as Chalk Hill. This entire region in California is known for its warm and sunny days which are followed by a drop in temperature in the early evening and a cooling morning fog which encompasses the valley […] Continue reading

The Easter Bunny Likes to Drink

I’m pretty sure the Easter bunny is probably a fairly substantial boozer. After all the poor bastard is ignored and neglected for 364 days a year, and when he does get his moment in the spotlight he is greeted by a mob of children turned into mindless zombies with a thirst for sugar. He also […] Continue reading

Cocktail Idea: The Black Manhattan

As many of you already know, we are pretty big cocktail fans here at Vine Arts Wine and Spirits (that includes both production and consumption). This week we bring a luxurious and satisfying cocktail idea: the Black Manhattan. The Manhattan has been a staple on any good cocktail list and has been included in the repertoire of […] Continue reading