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Three Best Wines for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate the mothers in our lives. While flowers and chocolates are traditional gifts, why not surprise her with a bottle of fine wine? Here are the top three wines to make her day extra special. First on our list is the Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label. This outstanding champagne from the renowned French vineyards is the perfect toast to Mother’s Day. An elegant blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, it offers a bouquet of white fruits, vanilla, and brioche. On the palate, it reveals a harmonious balance of complexity and freshness, making it a versatile choice to pair with a celebratory brunch or dinner. Next, we recommend the Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, a sophisticated white wine from Napa Valley. This Chardonnay shines with its rich, buttery notes and hints of apple, pear, and citrus. Its creamy mouthfeel and long, smooth finish make it an excellent companion to a Mother’s Day seafood feast or a simple cheese platter. Plus, its full-bodied and vibrant flavors are sure to make any mom feel cherished. Finally, for the red wine aficionados, the La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is an impeccable choice. Originating from California’s […]

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Cinco de Mayo

cinco de mayo cocktails by the beach

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is not considered a major holiday in Mexico, however, the day has evolved into a significant cultural event in the United States. It has become a popular occasion for celebrating Mexican-American heritage, often involving lively festivities and traditional Mexican cuisine. The story behind Cinco de Mayo dates back to the mid-19th century when Mexico faced heavy debt with European countries. In response, France, led by Emperor Napoleon III, sought to establish a French empire in the Americas and invaded Mexico in 1861. The French army, considered one of the most powerful and well-trained in the world, was expected to easily defeat the ill-equipped and underfunded Mexican forces. Under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza, the Mexican Army scored a surprising victory in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The triumph provided a much-needed boost to Mexican morale and national pride as it became a symbol of resistance against foreign intervention and to represent Mexican resilience, courage, and unity in the face of adversity. In the United States, the first Cinco de Mayo celebrations began among Mexican-American communities […]

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Margarita de Mayo

Instead of celebrating one fun day in May; an opportunity to enjoy several Margaritas perhaps, we propose that we make May, Margarita de Mayo. In this way we have an opportunity to enjoy this rich, flavorful and diverse beverage all month. We suggest the Classic Margarita made up of Tequila, Lime and Triple Sec or going with the Mezcal Margarita or the Paloma. All wonderful and definitely each worth their own day or week in Margarita de Mayo. And yes, we have suggested this before. We hope that by continuing to advocate for a monthly celebration, it will happen.

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Stranger Halloween Cocktails

We have hyped the Corpse Reviver #2 a lot here at Fancy A Drink as it is definite favorite. That said, any ghoulish cocktail to keep you warm on this Hallow’s Eve will do this morning. We recommend you try both the Sazerac and the Negroni. Enjoy and Happy Halloween.

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Oktoberfest 2018

Oktoberfest in Munich ran from September 22 to October 7 and, while the festivities have been over for a while there, many of its related American celebrations are still going strong through next weekend. The festivities in the US feature some similarities and many differences. The Oktoberfest beer, which is a Märzen/Festbier style, can be found in both Munich and the US. Naturally, beers such as Bud Light and Coors Light, which are available at many US celebrations, are not on the beer menus in Munich. The Festbiers that are seasonally available in the Fall in Munich, and quickly disappear after Oktoberfest draws to a close, are clear and golden in color. Great Oktoberfest beers are slightly creamy and mildly caramelized pale malt with a hint of sweetness. They are not hoppy like IPAs. Some of the local favorites in Munich are Oktoberfest brews from Hofbräu, Paulaner, Lowenbräu, and Hacker-Pschorr. Paulaner is strongly recommended and is available in the US. A favorite this year has been the Benadiktiner Oktoberfest, which is brewed by monks at Klosterbrauerei Ettal in Bavaria. The monasteries in Bavaria produce some of the region’s best beers. If you see Benadiktiner on tap and like Festbiers, give […]

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