News: weekend wine picks

Elk Cove Pinot Blanc and glass

Looking for something new and interesting to pour this weekend? If so, check out the following ideas from our Local Partners Vine Lore. The following wines are all stellar selections from their Utah portfolio, details and notes provided by Vine Lore’s Tracey Thompson: Elk Cove Pinot Blanc – From vineyard to bottle, Pinot is so … Read more

Spring beer news

New Zeangland IPA by Proper Brewing

Proper Brewing Co. – With Spring in the air, our friends over at one of Utah’s brightest new breweries have a quartet of new suds hitting the shelves, bottles and pumps right now. Info and tasting notes provided by Proper Brewing… Ostara – Belgian tripels are classically strong and pale-colored ales with abundant abbey-style yeast … Read more

Drink news: Proper Brewing Co, Vida Tequila, Annex


Proper Brewing Co: – Proper’s recently expanded brewery operations are now starting to generate a buzz of activity – with three new brews coming online this month. Firstly, Proper Brewing Co‘s Ainsley Amber Ale is now on sale. The release party for the beer is tomorrow evening, September 9th, held in conjunction with local nonprofit … Read more

Memorial Day Drinks

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Vine Lore – In need of some beverage inspiration for the long Memorial Day weekend? Here’s a quick roundup of libation news, info and suggestions from those in the know – starting with some wine suggestions from our friends at Vine Lore. P.S. don’t forget the liquor stores are closed Monday… Duorum Tons de Dourum … Read more

Festive Drinks 2015

Vanilla Ginger Snaps - Mary Beth Bates

Continuing on from their Uncommon Cocktail series, Vida Tequila have something special in mind for your cocktail glasses this holiday season. You’ll be able to kick proceedings up a notch this year with a bevvy of cocktails crafted by some of the best. Using the three guides below you can whip up a specialty cocktail … Read more

Drink News: Vida Tequila, Crowler, Ruth Lewandowski

Vida New Fashioned cocktail by Cherie Bartleson

Vida Tequila * – Inspiration is like finding free street parking in downtown SLC on your first pass: elusive and fleeting. When it comes to wanting to pour a glass of something strong, if you’re like me: brain, don’t work, no more. A pint glass of vodka is the best I can manage at times. … Read more

Weekend wine inspiration

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If you’re anything like me, navigating the wine store selection can often be a tiring task – just put something drinkable in my hand and let me out of here! Fear not, our local partners* in the wine business, Vine Lore, routinely tip us off to some of the great wines they have hitting local … Read more

News: Weekend wine inspiration

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Headed down to the wine store today for a weekend tipple? Our Local Partner Vine Lore* have a couple of interesting picks for summer sipping. KRIS wine is handcrafted in the Alto Adige province of Northeast Italy. Alto Adige has a rich past, belonging to various political regimes at different points in time. This history … Read more

News: Weekend Wines

HARASZTHY FAMILY CELLARS Old Vine Zinfandel 2012 big bottle

Hopefully you’ve got somewhere special booked for mom this mother’s day, but if not, our friends at Vine Lore * have another suggestion, plus some other weekend wine inspiration. Show your love this Mother’s Day with a bottle of Tasca d’Almerita Lamúri. Lamùri, or “love” in Sicilian dialect, is made entirely from hand-harvested Nero d’Avola … Read more

Booze News: Weekend Wines, High West

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Vine Lore * – With Spring in the air, our Local Partners in the wine business have two great refreshing picks for weekend wine shopping and sipping. Elk Cove 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley Price: $16.00 Code: 916402 Pinot Noir fruit for this Rosé is hand-harvested and is a combination of both gently whole-bunch … Read more

News: Weekend Wines – Adelsheim Vineyards

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Vine Lore * – Cometh the weekend, cometh the wine. Or something like that. If you’re thirsty for some vino-related inspiration this weekend, you’re in luck. Our partners in the wine trade have some great picks for the weekend, courtesy of Adelsheim Vineyards. Established by David and Ginny Adelsheim in 1971 – a different era … Read more

Booze News: Epic, Wasatch, Weekend Wines

Wasatch Brewery – The latest release from Wasatch Brewery has me decidedly excited. The brewery has entered the bottled nitro craft beer category with its new release of Polygamy Nitro Porter, making it only the second brewery in the country to finesse these tiny bubbles into a bottle. This nitrogenated Porter is six percent ABV, … Read more

News: Thanksgiving last minute notes

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Vine Lore * – Choosing a wine for your Thanksgiving dinner can be tricky. The many flavors, turkey and stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie make pairing this meal with the perfect wine seem almost impossible. Local experts in the wine biz, Vine Lore, provided us with the following handy guide to picking the right … Read more

Best In Show: The Outdoor Kitchen

big green eggs at hpbexpo

Summer is just a couple of apocalyptic thunderstorms away. With those blue skies set to dominate for many a searing afternoon thoughts start to turn to tailgating, hiking, camping and cooking outdoors. Dreams of that perfectly prepared, pristine meat give way to the terrible reality of your culinary prowess – well if you’re me anyway. … Read more

Drink of the moment: Thanksgiving Wine

Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful event; sifting through recipes to wow guests, puzzling over place sittings that don’t lead to world war three and choosing wines that fit well with a perplexing myriad of flavors: salty gravy, spicy stuffing, tangy cranberries and sweet sides like marshmallow covered sweet potatoes. There’s no doubt its a … Read more

Drink of the moment: El Ruibarbo

frida bistro el ruibarbo

In the first of an ongoing series – where we twist the arms of various beverage aficionados – Frida Bistro’s Josh Marans shares a great drink recipe with us. Pictured left (click for larger image) is the El Ruibarbo, Frida’s entry in this years Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest. Josh wanted to keep their entry … Read more

Sampling SLC: cookies

Les Madeleines I knew Salt Lake had finally grown up when Les Madeleins opened in December 2003. This is a baker’s bakery, a pastry chef’s patisserie, and a Willy Wonka store for grown-ups. Romina Rasmussen has somehow opened a portal from France to Utah, and although her attention to detail and dedication to quality does … Read more

Sampling SLC: cookies

Ruby Snap RubySnap (formerly My Dough Girl) is hands down my favorite cookie spot in Salt Lake. There are several close seconds in town, but the gems produced here definitely hit all my cookie buttons (one of them even has melted lemonheads in it!). They are big, chewy, and so full of flavor your first … Read more