From magnums of champagne to rare vintages, here’s what sommeliers, top chefs and winemakers are serving alongside their favorite holiday dishes
Pairing traditional Thanksgiving dishes with a wine that complements—but doesn’t compete—can be a delicate art. So we asked a group of savvy vino connoisseurs for a bit of inspiration based on their own holiday meals. Here’s what they had to say.
Roman RothWinemaker, Wolffer EstatesWe are very fortunate to ... More
A pumpkin puree martini is the perfect cocktail of choice for autumn's final weeks
Pumpkin spice lovers, rejoice. Steadily dropping temperatures, increasingly elaborate holiday window displays and the arrival of Starbucks' ubiquitous red cups may make it appear that the holidays are just around the corner, but there's still an entire month left to enjoy the flavors of fall before heavier winter ingredients hit ... More
Celebrate fall with a season-specific cocktail bursting with the flavors of apple, maple and cranberry
Fall trends come and go, but flavorful cocktails are always in season. This particular blend celebrates autumn’s most colorful harvest—crisp apple, maple and cranberry—and pairs it perfectly with the soft bubbles from JP Chenet Ice Edition sparking wine.
Whether you’re ready to relax at home after a chilly day of holiday ... More
Toast your Halloween evening with a sweet, sour and sinful cocktail
If you’re looking to add a little life to your Halloween bash this evening, we have the perfect potion for your costumed guests. This crafty concoction is a little sweet and a bit tart, but overall a pure treat.
There’s no time to waste! Grab a cocktail glass and start ... More
Savor this cold-weather cocktail made from rare and unique ingredients
“The ingredients of the Elevated Outcrop are obscure,” says John McCarthy, cocktail director at Cedar Local in Manhattan’s Financial District and bartender at Bathtub Gin in Chelsea. Made with vodka named after the rare Snow Leopard, it’s immediately apparent why the drink has such exceptional ingredients. “Since the Snow Leopard ... More
From bold, hearty reds to refreshing rosés, stock up on the season’s best bottles
If you read our story about choosing seasonally-appropriate wines, you’ll remember that fall is all about variety. Step outside for a moment. Are there still hints of summer in the air? If the answer is yes, by all means reach for the nearest rosé. Otherwise, it might be time ... More
Transition from summer to fall with a cocktail that’ll make you reconsider rum liqueur
Being based in California, award-winning mixologist Eric Johnson hasn’t experienced a typical autumn in years, so crafting any version of a “seasonal” cocktail presents a bit of a challenge. But his latest creation, a drink called The Black Pearl, finds the perfect balance between California’s balmy climate and the essence ... More
Which grape is best suited for the season? And is drinking rosé after summer a major faux pas?
Choosing wine for certain seasons (namely, summer and winter) seems like a decidedly clear-cut task: hot weather calls for crisp whites, while colder temperatures cater to full-bodied reds. Fall, on the other hand, can often feel like a vague middle ground—and that’s the best part. Versatile weather means versatile wine ... More
In honor of World Sake Day, chef Ming Tsai gives the Hoffman House Cocktail a fresh update
“Sake has a flavor unlike any other and must be treated with care to truly shine,” says American chef Ming Tsai. “The ‘—tini’ years of cocktails are thankfully behind us, but guests still insist on a ‘saketini’ of sorts.”
When the Boston-based restaurateur was tasked to come up with just that ... More
Truffle-lovers need to try this extremely luxurious cocktail
Gastronomes with even the most jaded palates appreciate the pungent earthiness of rare truffle, the underground fungus that is considered the diamond of luxury cuisine. These days, truffle-infused cocktails are entering the beverage scene with overwhelming fanfare, and A Voce’s signature drink, Tartufo Speciale, combines the decadence of black truffles with sweet ... More