History of Happy Hour

Vintage Happy Hour

Frugal drinkers know the exact definition of happy hour, that reverend few hours where their favorite drinks are half off at their local bar.  While we are grateful for this bargain hour not many of us can say where it originated. The next time you grab cheap drinks and snacks at 5 o'clock with some friends, you may want to consider raising a glass ... read more

Chardonnay Voted Most Likely to Succeed


American wine-drinkers vote with online orders, wine shop purchases and restaurant drink tabs, and Chardonnay is the clear winner. Ask for a glass of white wine at any restaurant and the chance is they will give you chardonnay if you don’t specify. This classic and versatile wine makes up over 21 percent of all vineyards in California, beating out ... read more

12 Unique Personalized Gift Ideas for the Holidays


Holiday gift giving can be a hassle.  We all want to give unique gifts that have a personal significance to the recipient, but that can be tough.  An easy – and thoughtful – solution to this common dilemma is to give engraved gifts. Engraveable gifts are timeless and chic. They say, “I care so much that I took the time to have this made expressly ... read more

5 versions of the official Halloween Cocktail

Original Black Magic Potion

Halloween Cocktail Four days until Halloween, hasn’t the time flown this year? It seems to get faster and faster. This Halloween orange isn’t the new black.  Who gets scared of orange? Go Goth for a truly spectacular show. Voodoo, costumes and a little bit of Black Magic might make this the greatest Halloween ever. And to make it even greater, ... read more

Glass Gossip: What Celebrities are Drinking

Brad and Angelina Wine

Ever wonder what some of your favorite celebrities like to drink? You see pictures of them at bars and restaurants, and although some are on the wagon after stints in rehabs, there are others who seem to drink responsibly and enjoy what’s in their glass. Here is a look at a few celebrities and their purported favorite cocktails. ... read more

The Ultimate Beer Lovers Gift Guide


Beer Gift Sets, a well-stocked beer gift basket, a beer of the month subscription, or even a beer sample make great gifts for beer lovers, and awesome gifts for men, no matter what the occasion. With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about unique gifts for both the men and women in your life. Craft beers are popular ... read more

Gifting With Liquor? Let’s Talk Essentials!

2013 Hot Holiday Liquor Gifts

         Today, it’s easier than ever to send liquor as a gift since you can send alcohol online. Here are some great suggestions for liquor gifts, including liquor gift baskets, personalized gifts and unique wine gift sets. With the holiday season just around the corner, and other gift giving opportunities on most every day of the year, we ... read more