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Cocktail Hour Featuring Uncle Nearest Whiskey

This month’s cocktail hour is infused with some Black History. Uncle Nearest Whiskey Brand Ambassador, Chastity Beasley dropped some knowledge and made a delicious cocktails. You may remember Uncle Nearest Whiskey from our "How To Incorporate Wine and Spirits into Your New Lifestyle Segment on WGN." Check out today's video for YouTube with fun facts and recipes. The link is below. Uncle Nearest 1884 A Little-Known Black History Fact: Uncle Nearest is a Tennessee...

Wine of the Week Tea Party

Shall We Wine TV has an especially sweet and tasty Valentine’s Day segment for you. Check out the YouTube video (link below) featuring our tea party with Chef Lisa Shaw of Lisa's Boutique Catering. We are Shall We Wine, so our party includes wine and CAKE! (L) Regine TRousseau (R) Chef Lisa Shaw Here are some tips on setting up your own Galentine's Day Tea Party. Why a Tea Party I love Valentine’s Day! It's an opportunity to celebrate the people...

VALENTINE GIFT SHALL WE WINE

Not Your Average Valentine Gift

The Valentine Gift. Hopeless romantic or not, the aura of love season is in full effect. To tell you the truth, while hot reservations and expensive Champagne are easily fractions of my heart’s paramour, nothing beats a little thoughtfulness, a little research, and a little sweat ⁠— versus a quick trip to the local drug store five minutes before you see me. In other words, no need to max out that credit card, bud. However, the reach of love extends beyond...

Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week- Mount Peak 2015 Gravity Red Blend

This week's Wine of the Week; Mount Peak 2015 Gravity Red Blend. A big bodacious red wine blend from the famous Monte Rosso Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, California. Get ready for delicousness! Wine: Monte Rosso was first planted in 1886 and is known for producing award winning wines made from Zinfandel, Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2016 Gravity is a blend of Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. 2015 Gravity Red Blend Region: California Grapes: Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon...

A Custoza Wine Love Affair

Italian wines have long been an irresistible puzzle. With its endless grape varieties and enormous production, I admit to being overwhelmed by its immensity. Italian wines are like a magnetizing lover, attracting and demanding your full concentration. Every region a new adventure, every variety a fresh thrill. The abundance seduces wine lovers into a passionate exploration. In return for our devotion, this country’s wines offer excitement, profound pleasures and an endless love story. My latest crush, a Custoza “Wine” Love Affair. INTRODUCING...

Bretonnière Muscadet Wine of the Week 1/28

This Week’s Wine of the Week, is the Domaine de la Bretonnière, Muscadet Sever & Maine, 2018. I am super excited to share the Bretonnière Muscadet as the wine of the week with you. Yes, of course this wine is delicious, but I wanted to focus on some information on the label before we go into what’s this week's wine of the week's bottle. Link to the video below. Producer:  Domaine de la BretonnièreMuscadet: is an appellation (not the...

The Wine Buzz in Collio, Italy

The wine buzz in Collio, Italy is their Collio Bianco! This iconic white blend is a heavenly offering of the region's soul. To drink Collio Bianco is to travel to its home. The wines smell like spring evenings perfumed with white flowers! They are as fresh as the cool mornings and as voluptuous as Collio’s warm midday air, seasoned with a touch of salt. Read more about the wine buzz in Collio, Italy Although I was familiar with the wines, this region...

Cocktail Hour: Barrell Bourbon

This week, we are cheating on wine and featuring one of our favorite cocktails made from barrell bourbon for cocktail hour. This cocktail was featured on Fox 5 DC. Check out the segment and see the recipe below. I am feeling a little blue and needed something to lift my spirits, so last night, I treated myself to cocktail hour with a "Barrell of Laughs" cocktail. I usually reserve this punch for large parties, but, oh well, I had a...

LARGE FORMAT WINE MAGNUM LAMBRUSCO GRUNER VELTLINER PART HOST

Wine Host with the Most: #MagnumMonday

Wine magnums. One surefire way to get your guests’ attention in the mélange of events which surround any kind of hosted occasion is to roll in with Magnum-sized wine bottles. Each bottle is 1.5L of gaze-inducing stamina, even if that occasion is a simple Monday night in with friends. This type of occasion is typically more frequent than lavish soirees anyway. And while 3L & 6L bottles seem to get all the glory for showstopper-level gawking, 1.5L is the more...

How To Incorporate Wine and Spirits Into Your New Lifestyle

Our readers and clients often ask, “How do I incorporate wine and spirits into my new lifestyle?” You’ll be happy to know that you have options! Many of the popular diets like keto, Weight Watchers and a vegan lifestyle allow for alcohol IN MODERATION. I was invited to talk about lifestyle changes and alcohol on WGN-TV's Midday Fix. If you’re trying to watch your waistline and are wondering how to exactly incorporate wine and spirits into your modified diet standards, here’s...