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Cidrerie Du Vulcain

Without a doubt, Cidrerie du Vulcain is the best non-grape sparkler I’ve consumed. It all started with an idea. Jacques Perritaz is the mastermind behind Cidrerie du Vulcain in Fribourg, Switzerland. Jacques wasn’t always a cider maker. He used…


What’s in My Wine Bag

About three months ago I left my restaurant job and took a sales position with a small wine distributor based out of Houston. My job is simple; work with an already established Sales Manager and help grow the market…


Mexican Firing Squad

I’m talking about the classic cocktail here, and not the real thing. This all started with grenadine. A few weeks ago, I made a pretty big batch of it (I used this recipe here and it turned out wonderful), and since…


Favorite Dallas Wine Shops

When people find out I’m a wine professional, the most frequently asked questions I get are “Will you teach me about wine?” and “Where’s a good place to buy wine in Dallas?” I think the answer to the last…

Mixology Monday

Green Chartreuse Smash

This month’s Mixology Monday theme, Burden of Proof, is hosted by Dagreb of the Nihil Utopia blog. The theme is using overproof (anything above 50% a.b.v.) in a cocktail. I looked around my bar for something I could use,…

Mixology Monday

The Appiano

I’ve never been a fan of spring break. Sure, I love taking breaks from just about anything in life, but binge drinking on a beach was never my idea of fun. This month’s Mixology Monday, hosted by Joel of…


Community Beer Company Tour and Tasting

Last month I reached out to Community Beer  to organize a tour and tasting for our staff. We visited their facility last Sunday. They were kind enough to open their doors to us outside their normal business hours. We were closed…


Elderflower Gin and Tonic

I first learned about Jack Rudy Cocktail Company on my trip to Charleston. When I began making different types of bitters for my home bar, I debated making my own tonic syrup. I already had quinine in my possession,…