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Summer’s Cocktail: Agua Fresca

Spanish for “fresh water,” agua fresca is a refreshing-iced, fruit-infused drink made from infusions of water and herbs, grains, fruits, or vegetables. Explore different expressions of agua fresca, with these alcohol-infused recipes which they hit the spot. Spike your preferred agua with whiskey, gin or your liquor of choice and enjoy summer!

Sorry, sangria. We have a new favorite fruity daytime drink. Agua frescas, the super light and refreshing, lightly sweetened fruit-, herb- or flower-flavored waters often spotted at gyms, in hotel lobbies, in retail stores are now cropping up at cocktail hour. At Outpost in Goleta, California (just outside of Santa Barbara), bar manager Chris Burmeister has made Monday night spiked agua fresca night.

Read more here: http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/05/22/boozy-agua-frescas-are-summer%E2%80%99s-sangrias

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CAMPFIRE WINES FOR SPRING

Flowers are blossoming, the grass is greening, the glass of wine in front of you should be overflowing with the amazing flavours of spring. Eat by the fire with a glass of wine and enjoy the night sky! Here are some wine suggestions for you:

The beginning of Spring marks the beginning of several “seasons” as we are finally able to again start conducting many more activities outdoors. For me, it means being able to ride my bike on actual pavement, trying hard once again to avoid becoming “that parent” that yells at the Little League umpire for missing a call, and finding at least a couple weekends to pack up the family to spend a night or two camping.

Read more: http://www.snooth.com/articles/wines-to-go-with-camping/?viewall=1#ixzz3Yb2GmWHo

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WINE EXPERT QUIZ

Think you’re a wine expert? This fun Wine Quiz will let you know everything about wine. Study these questions and answers to become the wine expert! Good luck!

If you are reading this, there is a 99.9% chance that you are a #winelover. This means that all of your friends know about your passion for wine, right? Right! But how much do you REALLY know about wine? Can you answer all of the following wine-related questions correctly? Don’t worry if you can’t, because you are sure to learn something in the process. But please, as tempting as it may be, don’t Google your answers. Good luck!

Read more here: http://www.snooth.com/articles/wine-quiz/?utm_campaign=13510&utm_medium=email&utm_source=all&utm_content=82424

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Wines for Easter Dinner

What wine goes with Easter dinner? Looking for easy Easter wine pairing ideas? Pairing wines with Easter food can be tricky due to the variety and volume of food on the table. Here are some wine picks that match perfectly, with ham and lamb. Have a Great Easter!

Easter Sunday, a time to reflect and celebrate the Lord’s resurrection, and a time to gather with family and friends to share a special meal together. TraditionalEaster menus tend to center around either a roasted ham or a leg of lamb, begging the question, “Which wine goes best with what?” We’ll start with the ham.

Read more here: http://wine.about.com/od/holidayswithwine/a/winesforeaster.htm

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Top 5 Cocktails for Easter Brunch

Easter brunch is a tradition, and everybody would enjoy more, especially when the meal is accompanied by spring drinks. Start brunch with a refreshing drink making five unique, but still simple, brunch cocktail recipes. Happy Easter!

From rum to tequila, here are five pastel drinks for an incredible Easter brunch.

1. Agricole-Guava Cooler
Rhum agricole has a grassy flavor that’s delicious with floral guava nectar and Navan, a Cognac infused with black Madagascar vanilla.

2. Limoncello Collins
Traditionally made with Old Tom, a sweet style of gin, this version of the classic cocktail is made with some gin as well as sweet-tart limoncello.

Read more here: http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2015/03/27/5-pastel-cocktails-for-easter-brunch