wine & spirits Tag Archive

The Best Gay Bars in Portland

Longtime Metrosource correspondent Sebastian Fortino takes you to six of the best gay bars in Portland’s Albina, NoPo, Old Town Portland, Northeast Portland, and more. He...

Three Olives Flavored Vodka Says “Happy Holidays” with a New Eggnog Flavor

Flavored vodka can offer the tantalizing taste of a lip-smacking mixed drink without all the extra ingredients and calories. While we’ve heard of some pretty decadent flavors...

Adventures in Heritage Cider: Unexpected Tastings with Cider in Love

Curious about what makes heritage cider different? Do you get that not all cider is sweet, but want to know how to find the just-right glass? This is the perfect hands-on event to...

The Madras Slushy: A Delicious Way to Cool Off This Pride Season

If you need a break after a day of celebrating Pride, consider hosting a few friends for a refreshing summery beverage like this “Madras Slushy.” It was shared by the mixology...

Stepping up Their Game: A New A Tequila Reaches for Top Shelf Customers

Tequila gets a bad rap. many people are only familiar with its lower quality iterations — pounded punishingly as shots or mixed into syrupy sweet margaritas made to mask the...

Booze News You Can Use: SpikedSeltzer Makes for Tasty Tippling

Once upon a time, one’s tippling options were limited to beer, wine and cocktails. These were eventually joined by a bevy of fruity concoctions. Oh, you know the usual suspects:...

Savannah Food and Wine Festival Provides a Foodie Feast

Georgia maybe the peach state, but you can expect far more than fruit at the Savannah Food and Wine Festival....

How to Get the Wines You Love to Pass the Taste Test

Are you wine tasting properly? We asked Eva Bertran, International Ambassador for Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards (gloriaferrer.com), Winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich from Bedell...

Booze News You Can Use: Vinegar Is the Mixer of the Moment

It might sound like we’re joking, but Andy Ricker has been serving drinking vinegars at Portland’s Pok Pok restaurant since 2005, and in Pok Pok NY since 2012. Bizarre as it...