What is Maryland Day & Why Do We Celebrate It?

What is Maryland Day & Why Do We Celebrate It?

So, what does Maryland Day have to do with a wine and spirits store? Well for starters, we are proud Marylanders. We have the best state flag. And, frankly, we love to celebrate (preferably with a brew in hand). Maryland Day has grown into something more: a celebration of the state’s history, culture, heritage, and diversity (not to mention a great excuse to drink with friends).

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Get an Education in All Things Sparkling and Bubbly

Get an Education in All Things Sparkling and Bubbly

Is there anything more celebratory than a bottle of something sparkling and bubbly? We think not. But when it comes to picking out the perfect beverage for that joyous occasion, we get a lot of questions: “What’s the difference between champagne and sparkling wine?”, “Why does champagne cost more?”, “Which one should I buy?” We hear you. It can be kind of confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. Grab a seat and let us teach you everything you need to know about fine fizzy wines.

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Skunked Beer – What You Need To Know

Skunked Beer - What You Need To Know

So, you just finished an afternoon of yard work and all you can think about is downing an iced cold bottle of beer. You grab it out of the cooler, pop the top, take a big ole swig and “Yuck!”. You just got “skunked”, or more accurately your beer did. What happened and what can you do to prevent this tragedy in the future?

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How to Make the Perfect Summer Mimosa

How to Make the Perfect Summer Mimosa

Are we correct to assume that Sunday morning brunch would lack a certain “je ne sais quoi” without a mimosa in hand? They fit together so seamlessly, like hugs and kisses and coffee and cream. And, with its no-nonsense three-ingredient blueprint, this beloved cocktail is so simple, yet so delightful. So, let’s make it official, and declare this one the season of the perfect summer mimosa! You can hang your hat on that one, 2020.

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How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour

How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour

In today’s unprecedented time of social distancing, virtual happy hours are the safest and most convenient way to stay connected. We get an opportunity to vent our collective annoyance, worry and loneliness while sipping on our favorite beverages. If for only a few moments, put your stress aside and host a virtual happy hour with friends or family!

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5 Drinks That Need to Make a Comeback in 2020

5 Drinks That Need to Make a Comeback in 2020

There are things better left in the past, like neon spandex and huge blazer shoulder pads. What should never be forgotten are the classic drinks that need to make a comeback. While newer cocktails have earned their rightful place in society, we can’t sit back and let these treasures stay buried forever. It’s always fun to unearth the gems we’ve almost forgotten and rekindle our love and passion for the classics!

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The Versatility of Vodka: A Mixology Gem

The Versatility of Vodka: A Mixology Gem

In the world of cocktails, vodka remains to be a bar staple that mixologists and bartenders simply can’t live without. Vodka allows mixologists to be more creative and innovative with their creations without forgetting the touch of complexity needed in these cocktails. The versatility of vodka is unparalleled, and if you don’t have a bottle of one at home this holiday season, it’s time you stock up.

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How to Throw the Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party: Ideas and Tips for Hosts

How to Throw the Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party: Ideas and Tips for Hosts

So, you want to throw a themed party that your guests will remember for years to come, right? Or, perhaps you want to focus more on drinking games that will keep your friends laughing well into the night. No matter how you choose to celebrate, great fun and delicious drinks should be your top priority. Here’s a breakdown for throwing the ultimate New Year’s Eve party. 

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