Category: Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Deli, Holiday, Mollie's Picks, New Year's, Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Mollie’s Picks for New Year’s Eve | Caviar, Charcuterie, & Sparking Wines

New’s Year Eve is one of the most happening evenings of the year – whether you’re out and about partying with friends and family or entertaining at home, here are Mollie Stone’s Markets’ picks to make your holiday celebration a fabulous one!

California Caviar:

Caviar is one of the most popular New Year’s Eve foods. It can be served at any gathering, big or small, and offers that strong savory kick that pairs well with all that sparkling wine. You may be ..read more

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Kiley’s Oktoberfest Beer Picks

It’s that time of year again… Oktoberfest! Our resident craft beer expert, Kiley, has picked a few of his favorite beers to drink this fall: Warsteiner, Spaten and Hofbräu. Keep reading to learn more about these festive brews.

Warsteiner Oktoberfest Special Edition • Sauerland, Germany 5.9% ABV Produced in limited quantities every year during Oktoberfest, this special edition beer is mild and smooth with a unique hoppy aftertaste. Warsteiner uses quality hops, extra-soft water obtained from the Kaiserquelle (Kaiser’s Spring) and the best brewing barley ..read more

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Kiley’s Oktoberfest & Fall Beer Picks

The leaves are turning and Oktoberfest is here! Kiley, our Craft Beer Expert, picked his three favorite beers to drink this Fall.

Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Hofbräuhaus, Munich, Germany 6.3% ABV This beer is brewed especially for the Munich, Germany Oktoberfest event each Fall. It’s a rich, full-bodied beer, brewed from pure water, the best quality malt and exquisite hops. It tastes clean with a crisp edge. Hofbräu imports the same beer, from the same batches that are made for its tent at the Oktoberfest.

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Complete Your Cinco De Mayo Celebrations With TEQUILA!

In early May, many of us partake in Cinco de Mayo celebrations, whether they’re at a friend’s home, a local restaurant, or bar. No celebration is complete with tequila, so here are a few fun facts and some new recipes inspired by my travels around California and Mexico.

A brief history of tequila

Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1666. The Aztecs made a fermented beverage from the agave ..read more

Passover, Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Passover Wine: What A Great Obligation!

The Passover celebration is an opportunity to enjoy fine wine. There is an obligation to drink four cups of wine during the Passover Seder – another reason “why this night is different from all other nights!”

A few of our favorites this year include:

Picking the right wine for your Passover Seder meal

Some people like to drink the traditional, ceremonial sweet kosher wine made from Concord grapes during the Seder. If that’s your preference, honor it. But if you are open to ..read more

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Keep Your Resolution With A Skinny Cocktail

This year, many of us have made resolutions to eat cleaner and reduce our sugar intake. This resolve is tested at Happy Hour so we came up with two lightened-up cocktails that offer the same satisfaction as traditional favorites, but without the excessive calories. Using fresh squeezed citrus juice adds a burst of flavor and sweetness without the use of refined sugar.

Holiday, New Year's, Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Add A Sparkle To Your Holiday Celebration

There is nothing more festive than a flute of sparkling wine like Prosecco to get the feel-good festive tidings started! Here are a few more reasons we love Prosecco, and a few of our favorites this year:

It tastes great. Prosecco is pale straw in color with beautiful bubbles. It has the scent of flowers, delicate hints of honey, green apples and crabapples with some vegetal overtones. It’s great as a stand-alone aperitif and typically has a bit less acidic finish ..read more