Dram the Gin from District...

  This was  created by District American Kitchen and Wine Bar mixologist, Matt Tobey and the second Spring cocktail to be featured. The first one Urban Switchel was featured April 16, 2014. District is lively and Matt is a talented mixologist.  Enjoy Dram the Gin. Dram the Gin!     Ingredients: 1½ ounces Junipero Gin 1 ounce house-made All Spice Dram* 1/3 fresh pear Rosemary sprig...

How to Store Wine after Op...

By Madeline Blasberg   Delicious as it may be, sometimes it takes a lot to make it to the bottom of a bottle of wine.  A standard wine bottle (750 mL) contains approximately 5 servings, and despite even the most valiant effort – wine leftovers are sometimes inevitable.  Sadly, they are also terribly misunderstood.  Wine drinkers wonder: Can I just put the cork back in?  Should I stick it in the...

What’s Your Whiskey ...

We are happy to have this infographic today courtesy of he Palms Casino Resort.   Maralyn D. Hill     Maralyn D. Hill, The Epicurean Explorer Executive Editor, Luxe Beat Magazine International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) Board Member, Co-Chair Conference & Media Trip Committee, Past President Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Member:...

Vibrant Visual Artist, Blo...

My inspiration : “I am drawn to Mexican and Guatemalan cultural objects—masks, carved wooden animals, papier mâché figures, and toys. On trips to southern Mexico and Guatemala I frequent local mask shops, markets, and bazaars searching for the figures that will later populate my pastel paintings and photographs. How, why, when, and where these objects come into my life is an important part of...

Knife in Hand: Whole Hog S...

For an experience unlike any other, with a knife in hand, learn to butcher a whole hog with an Italian Master Butcher. This is NOT a demonstration. This is a roll your sleeves up, elbow deep in meat kinda class, not for the faint of heart. And for those that choose, be witness to the slaughter the morning before. La Tavola Marche (farm, inn and cooking school) is proud to collaborate with...

Urban Switchel From Distri...

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar – spring 2014 Cocktail is one of two to be featured. We will feature the second one in two days.  This was  created by District American Kitchen and Wine Bar mixologist, Matt Tobey. Urban Switchel - A popular early American cooler, it combines molasses, ginger, apple cider vinegar, apple cider and dark rum.   Wayne Curtis, liquor writer and historian:...

How to Make Your Travel Si...

Travelling, both private and business, can be stressful. Many things can go wrong, from delayed airplanes, to bad quality hotel rooms. The key to travelling simply and easily is organization. If you plan your trip well and do sufficient research, it is less likely that anything will go wrong. Planning Transportation Every trip starts with actually reaching the destination. However you are travelling, be...

The Looks of Royal Wedding...

Author unknown Planning a wedding is one the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Aside from picking out the venue, invitations, and other necessities, choosing the perfect dress is a special moment that makes any girl feel like a princess. For some lucky ladies around the world, planning their big day is a real-life fairytale, crown and all. While all weddings are momentous occasions for those...

5 Amazing Tourist Attracti...

Vietnam which looks like the letter “S” is situated in the heart of Southeast Asia. Vietnam has a unique culture with rich history. Every year Vietnam receives a large number of tourists throughout the world. This country is emerging as one of the top most tourist destination in Southeast Asia especially for backpackers, beach-lovers, and culture and nature lovers. If you are planning to visit Vietnam,...

Hotels in Amsterdam are Fu...

Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands boasts of its rich culture, beautiful landscapes, picturesque sceneries, magnificently created canals and fabulous shopping centers. Indisputably, this place is regarded as the best destination for travelers for spending vacation. You will never run out of the adventurous activities here. For the first traveling to Amsterdam, you need to find best accommodation point...
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