Wine, Spirits, & Beer

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

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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

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Time For A Beer Cocktail

The beer cocktail trend sprang up in late 2013, with many restaurants adding them to their bar menus. Beer has become so much more sophisticated in recent years, with a large variety of flavors, types of hops, and styles, that it was bound to make its way into cocktails. If you like the flavor of stout but can’t finish an entire pint, try mixing with a liquor for an adventure in complex flavors.

We’ve searched through beer cocktail recommendations that our ..read more

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Embrace Fall With Maple Bourbon Cider

Who would have guessed that what started as Kentucky moonshine would lead to the “Bourbon Boom” of 2014? These days, it’s hard to find a bar that isn’t serving popular top shelf bourbon drinks to both men and women, but that wasn’t always the case. Bourbon used to be known as a “commodity” spirit, because of its bitterness and poor quality due to many distillers diluting and tampering with the recipe. The Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 set strict standards, and ..read more

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The Evolution Of Vermouth

Vermouth is commonly listed in popular cocktail recipes, but what exactly is this mystery ingredient? It is an aromatized fortified wine flavored with various botanicals such as: roots, barks, flowers, seeds, herbs and spices. Starting with a base of neutral low-alcohol grape wine, each manufacturer adds additional alcohol and a propriety mixture of dry botanicals. The vermouth is then sweetened with either cane sugar or caramelized sugar, depending on the style. The two prominent types of vermouth are the sweet, red ..read more

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Blue Mountain Cider: From Branch To Bottle

Since the early revolutionary days of our country, Americans have loved hard cider. Founded in 2001, Blue Mountain Cider Company in Oregon has been continuing that tradition with their crisp, handcrafted ciders. Using only apples from their orchards in the renowned Walla Walla Valley in the Pacific Northwest, Ron Brown and his family personally select the finest apples to blend and ferment. They are one of the few American artisan cideries that add fresh juice and a dash of carbonation to enhance flavor.

Ron’s sons Eric, Jared ..read more

Craft Beer, Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Craft Beer 101

August is Craft Beer Month here at Mollie Stone’s, and we carry hundreds of varieties for you to taste. From pilsners to lagers, have fun experimenting to find your favorites. Craft beer is a result of great attention to the details of the unique brewing process of each kind of beer to produce just-the-right taste. Read on to learn more about what goes into the creation of handcrafted beers.

Brewing Craft Beer

We all know beer comes from brewing, but what exactly ..read more

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Escape To Italy With A Refreshing Negroni

Wishing that you could escape to Italy for the summer? A sip of a refreshing Negroni just might be what it takes to transport you there. This cocktail has strong roots in Italy’s history and can be found at almost any local bar throughout the country. Considered an aperitif – an alcoholic beverage served before a meal to stimulate the appetite – it is dry rather than sweet.

The cocktail was invented in 1919 in Florence by bartender Fosco Scarselli when ..read more

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Drink Pink this Summer

As a red wine drinker, I find that when I feel like something chilled on a warm day and turn to a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, it seems as if there’s something missing. I’ve come to the conclusion that drinking pink is the only way to go.

The majority of rosé wines are made from a red grape varietal. A rosé is a wine that incorporates color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. ..read more