A Cold December Night Wines We Love To Drink

Here’s to welcoming December back this year. You better watch out, you better not cry because Santa Claus is coming to your town soon enough. And if in case you forgot. Winter is back too and it’s really colder than it used to be. Your nights will be filled with snow pouring outside your windows, dry air, and sickness around. Bummer.

If your winter holiday is kind of boring and mundane, why not consider looking for the best wines out there? Trust me, you won’t be able to complete your cold December night without a good bottle of wine to combat the harsh cold weather. To make your cold December a real treat. It will be a choice between two colors namely, red and white wine bustling with delicious yet awesome flavors to complement your cold winter nights.

Red wine is perhaps one of the best sidekick for winter. Not only it partners will with a meat, it also gives you that awesomely smooth experience that will leave you breathless. Red Wine brands like Montoya Cabernet, Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon and Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir will be the best choice because of the balance between price and quality. When you get to a wine store, be sure to watch out for both brands.

Did you know that the deliciously-golden white wine has existed for at least 2000 years? It’s true. White wine is a wine whose color can be straw-yellow, yellow-green, or yellow-gold is produced by the alcoholic fermentation of the non-colored pulp of grapes, which may have a skin of any color.


Both sparkling and white wines such as the Martinne Rossi Asti, Chateau Grand Bordieu Expression Blanc and Aveleda Vinho Verde can be a good winter companion as well.

And what’s a good wine to make you feel warm in the winter days to come if you don’t stay active during the cold season, warming-up your homes, preparing for storms, and even stay healthy and avoid annoying colds that will hamper your wine drinking experience.

Stay safe and welcome December with a whole heart!


December Holiday Cocktail Selections

Thanksgiving has finally ended. I’m sure your Black Friday shopping spree went wonderful. And now it’s month of gift-giving. We start to wind up our clocks, and change our calendars sheets. Christmas has its many histories (either affirmation and disputes).

Did you know that “Christmas” is a shortened form of “Christ’s mass”? It was derived from the Middle English “Cristemasse”, which is from Old English “Crīstesmæsse”, a phrase first recorded in 1038 followed by the word Cristes-messe in 1131. And how about the orgins of Santa Claus? Don’t get me started on when Saint Nick was born. If you want to know more about it, perhaps the internet can help you out or if you’re a bookworm, the public library is your best bet to get your hands dirty and have some good ol’ fashioned reading.

December 25 is the well-known date though some celebrate it during Christmas Eve and some later than that due to some religious or cultural traditions. For instance, some Eastern churches celebrate it on January 7.

Welcome to Santa’s favorite month. ‘Tis the season to be merry! And there’s no great way to get into the spirit of Christmas than with a heart-warming celebration that will make your friends or family love most. Billions of people around the world celebrate it with a lot of gifts for everyone.

Father Christmas has some of the best and perhaps the brightest cocktail recipes to get the Christmas spirit blasting with happiness. Ready your cocktail glasses up and give these a try:

  1. Retro Rum Punch

  1. White Christmas Mojito

  1. The Grinch Cocktail

  1. Manhattan

  1. Candy Cane

  1. Cranberry Mimosas

  1. Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

Now I ask you again, are you ready to have the celebration like no other this December? These cocktail recipes are proven and tested to spice up your party. And to even spice things up this week, get 40% off when you purchase 6 bottles at our store. Come on down to our wine selections this holiday season. See you there!

Black Friday Themed Wines That You Can Buy

I’m sure you are wondering why the day after Thanksgiving and the Friday before Cyber Monday is BLACK Friday? We all know when Black Friday starts, it’s the day where you get your latest and greatest tech gadgets at half the price alongside Cyber Monday. Let me tell you a something about

If you search Wikipedia about Black Friday, it says, “The earliest evidence of the phrase Black Friday applied to the day after Thanksgiving in a shopping context suggests that the term originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. This usage dates to at least 1961. More than twenty years later, as the phrase became more widespread, a popular explanation became that this day represented the point in the year when retailers begin to turn a profit, thus going from being “in the red” to being “in the black”.”

These days, Black Friday means shopping spree and spree meaning “busy shopping” day. As good as it sounds, Black Friday can also be a day where there’s worse traffic jams, malls and stores filled with people everywhere, and if you’re not early enough, it can be a pain especially if you are looking for a specific purchase.

Despite its infamous name, we have to thank that there is such a day because it certainly helps our stores succeed and our purchase wish lists is finally at hard. If you feel like celebrating, I recommend these Black Friday themed wine selections:

  1. Parducci Classic Wines (Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) 
  2. Lido Bay Dead Man’s Red
  3. Black Oak Merlot
  4. Yao Ming Cabernet Sauvignon 

And by the way, we offer a special Black Friday discount. If you visit our store on Black Friday, you’ll get 30% off if you get three wine bottles of anything in the store. Remember it’s only on the 29th of November 2017.

[How-to] Black Friday Relieve-Your-Self Cocktail Recipes

I know what you’re thinking. A cocktail party on Black Friday when it’s the day where you purchase gifts for Christmas and is there a time for a party?

Actually, there is time to unwind your Black Friday stress from shopping hour sometimes, we fail to see that free time because of all the business of the malls, traffic jams that pains us every minute, items going out-of-stock, so many people that gives you a bad headache at times.

Fortunately for you, we have found these amazing cocktail recipes that will surely put you in a relaxing state and forget all the stresses and burdens of Black Friday. Now on to the cocktail recipes:

  1. Black Friday Detox Cocktail (Detox all that stress from all that shopping) https://sugarandcloth.com/black-friday-detox-cocktail
  2. Black Friday Whiskey Cocktail (Straightforward, I know…) http://epicdrinkrecipes.com/black-friday-whiskey-cocktail
  3. White Negroni (balancing the dark and the light) https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/white-negroni-suze
  4. The Black Friday Cider (Healthy and awesome mixed together) http://lushworthy.com/2012/11/22/the-black-grouse-black-friday-cider
  5. Black Friday Cocktail with Old Forester Bourbon (A balance of sweet and citrusy) https://www.bourbonblog.com/blog/2010/11/22/black-friday-cocktail-old-forester-bourbon

 And to wrap this all up, allow me to leave a quote that may give you a meaningful reminder:
“You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.”-Bill Gates

Giving is not an obligation per se, it is a human need for this world is united in its own purpose to live. Remember that when you sacrifice even a single coin, you are already making a difference. And your Christmas gifts will only have meaning if it really comes from your heart.

Gadgetry and other kinds of gifts can be an outlet to focus all the stresses in life and allow one to keep on going.

Black Friday Best Tech Gifts This 2017

Looking to give someone special, your best friend, your son/daughter, or even your parents for Christmas early? Amazingly, Black Friday is here and it’s a great time to buy gifts this coming Christmas season.

You can think of many gifts to choose from like clothing and new shoes. But for the tech-savvy people, there are cool new toys to play.

These are the latest and greatest that you should watch out for this Black Friday from the tech industry which will surely give someone a great day. At a low price:

Google Chromecast (2nd Generation) – ready to go fully smart? These are perfect for television owners because not only it’s affordable, it is functional which anyone can connect to a television anywhere.

Xbox One X – This was just recently released this month if you want to play your XBOX One titles at 4K 60fps without a sweat nor a stress from its chips. Way better than the previous “S” version.

Playstation 4 Pro – Despite the XBOX One X’s release date, you can be sure of the PS4 Pro and its amazing capabilities. Black Friday will be the best time to get this as a gift.

Nintendo Switch – Another great console offering portability and playability anywhere. Innovative and fun at the same time. Your teenage sons or daughters will love this.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition – Any toddlers around who has this wish list? This is a wonderful gift for your kids with excellent battery life and 8” HD screen. Definitely premium for your kiddies to enjoy.

These are some of the latest and greatest gadgets that you can get a good deal this Black Friday. And if you’re in for some wine, be sure to check out our shop too. 30% off for 3 bottles of any brands (and I mean anything in our shop) is waiting for you. Be sure to check it out while supplies last. Happy shopping!

[How-To] Finest Thanksgiving Cocktails Recipes Choices

[How-To] Finest Thanksgiving Cocktails Recipes Choices

Yes, it’s true that cocktails are for big and fancy parties. We don’t know where cocktails originated but to quote Wikipedia, “There is a lack of clarity on the origins of cocktails. Traditionally cocktails were a mixture of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. But by the 1860s, a cocktail frequently included a liqueur. Though the first “cocktail party” ever thrown was allegedly by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. of St. LouisMissouri, in May 1917. Mrs. Walsh invited 50 guests to her home at noon on a Sunday. The party lasted an hour, until lunch was served at 1 pm. The site of this first cocktail party still stands.”

These days, one can make great home cocktails to serve guests. Luckily, we have chosen 10 of the best cocktail recipes that can found on the web for this occasion that will sure spice-up your Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving Cider. Perfectly named, this drink blends pumpkin pie vodka with apple cider and a splash of club soda for a delicious. pumpkin spice treat.

Apple Toddy. Feeling sick but want to make your Thanksgiving evening spicier? Try this apple cider based cocktail that you will enjoy.

Manhattan. They say, “it just may be the perfect cocktail. There, they said it.”

Pear-Rosemary Cocktails. Made with Seckel pears, discovered in the nineteenth century near Philadelphia, may be the only pears native to the United States.

Hot Mulled Cider.  A heart-warming mulled cider in clear mugs with cinnamon sticks for garnish. In just twenty minutes, you can prepare twelve servings of this classic autumnal beverage.

Spiced Cabernet. Spruce up a simple Cabernet by warming it with cinnamon, cloves and navel orange slices. Served hot by the mugful, it’s a soothing substitute for a standard glass of wine.

Evening in Kingston. Sparkling wine and Jamaican rum make for a compelling riff on the Negroni. Plus, it’s a quick finish once it’s batched.

Algonquin Bar Punch. Break out the bubbles: Two whole bottles of Champagne make this punch party-ready.

Ginger Cranberry Cocktail. Homemade ginger syrup adds a spicy edge to this ruby-hued sipper that can be made with either vodka or gin. Crushed frozen cranberries keep the cocktail nicely tart and chilled.

Holiday Mule. A mule that packs both a punch and refreshment. And it will only take 5 minutes to prepare!
Ready to party at home tonight for Thanksgiving? These easy-to-make cocktail recipes will surely give you the best Thanksgiving experience yet. Enjoy!

Seven Easy-To-Make Quick Thanksgiving Desserts

You now have a delicious turkey dinner with all of the best dishes you have prepared for tonight’s feast along with your favorite wine selection/s but uh oh… Where’s the dessert? You can go to the store and get a quick dessert but it won’t be coming from the heart. And we’re talking about food.

Though it may take a while to bake your favorite Thanksgiving pie, there are some alternatives to go that may take less time plus you can be proud that you made it yourself. In the past months, we have tried to make these seven recipes to see if it tastes good for Thanksgiving and you know what? It works! Here they are:

  1. Reese’s Turkeys 
  2. Smooth Chocolate Pie 
  3. Maple Ricotta Mousse with Candied Pecans 
  4. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Ice Cream 
  5. Healthy Pecan Pie Bites (No-Bake, Vegan and Gluten-free) 
  6. Healthy No-Bake Cranberry Jam Tarts 
  7. Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake 

Depending on the availability of ingredients, and your dedication, it will solely be up to your wise thinking on how to turn one of these recipes into something great. All these recipes were taken from various recipes online depending on how delicious and easy making them.

Oh, and by the way, we are offering wine tastings + FREE treats in our store from 5pm to 8pm every week. Visit us now and try out some of the best-tasting wines right from our store. Click here to check out our wine tasting schedule.