Top 5 Summer Drinks at Roger Wilco

Top 5 Summer Drinks at Roger Wilco

Summer is heating up, and so are the seasonal drinks at Roger Wilco! These warm weather favorites are sure to cool you down, serve as the perfect crowd pleasers for your next BBQ, and turn any day a tropical vacation. No pool day would be truly complete without a refreshing summery beer or cocktail. These 5 drinks have been flying off the shelves this month, so grab them for yourself before they’re gone! High Noon

Fear of Wine: A French Wine Primer

Fear of Wine: A French Wine Primer

By Certified Sommelier Jimmy Quaile If you’ve ever gone into a wine store and felt intimidated by the French aisle or opened a wine menu and immediately turned to the familiar Cabernets or Red Blends section, you’re not alone. It’s even understandable. Most people can’t pronounce what is on the French wine label, let alone know what’s in the bottle. Well I’m here to tell you, you don’t know what you’re missing. A little basic

Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail

Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail

Want to cool off with a refreshing, fruity frozen cocktail? Celebrate National Daiquiri Day on July 19 by creating your own Strawberry Daiquiri! This summer staple only requires four ingredients: 1 ½ oz of aged Jamaican or Puerto Rican rum ¾ oz of fresh lime juice 1 strawberry 6 (or however many you prefer) ice cubes And believe it or not, creating this cocktail is even easier than finding its ingredients. Just add everything into

Memorial Day 2019 – A History of Wine in War

Memorial Day 2019 – A History of Wine in War

By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier The perception is that France’s love of wine goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. That is actually not the case. Before World War I, people from different regions of France drank different things. Some drank beer and others drank wine, and EVERYONE drank Absinthe, the highly-alcoholic and Anise-flavored spirit. Absinthe was the drink of choice for the so-called “Lost Generation” of authors and artists like Hemingway, Baudelaire, Van

Cheers to You, Mom — A Brief History of Mother’s Day

Cheers to You, Mom — A Brief History of Mother’s Day

Cheers to You, Mom — A Brief History of Mother’s Day By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier When we think of Mother’s Day, we typically think of flowers, chocolates, brunches, and quality family time. But where did it all begin in each part of the world? The ancient Greeks honored mothers by paying tribute to Rhea, the mother of all gods. The Romans had their own mother of gods, Cybele, who they built an entire temple

Bellini For Easter Brunch

Bellini For Easter Brunch

The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar, the iconic drinking establishment in Venice, Italy. The sunset-pink color reminded Cipriani of the toga worn in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini…hence the name. The drink consists of puréed white peaches and Prosecco. The original recipe was made with a bit of raspberry or cherry juice to give the drink a pink glow like the painting. Prosecco

Easter Wine Pairings

Easter Wine Pairings

By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier Easter is the perfect time to gather around the table with your family and enjoy delicious food, fun conversations, and great wine. Here are some Easter food and wine pairings to try this year! And don’t worry if you don’t have or like the go-to wine for each food, because we listed some perfect alternatives. Food                             

What Is Sake?

What Is Sake?

What is Sake? By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier Sake is an alcoholic beverage that is brewed from rice. It was first produced in China in 4800 BC, making it the oldest known spirit in the world. How is Sake made? Sake is made by fermenting Rice, Koji, water, and yeast. The rice is “polished,” or milled, to remove the outer layers of each grain along with fats and proteins. The level to which it is

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