Sippin’ Through Spring

Just as the weather heats up, the plans start flowing. You’re scheduling dinners, drinks and get together’s and before you know it, your bank account is as fried as your worst Spring sunburn. Why not invite your friends and family over instead of dishing out dough all the time? Luckily, we’ve got the best drinks for Spring and even snagged a few recipes. With these recommendations, you’re Spring is going to be a lot brighter! Whether you’re into wine, cocktails or beer, we’ve got you covered.

We chatted with Kristin Irwin, wine & beverage manager at Max’s Wine Dive and got her tips on the best wine’s to binge on, and those to save on!


Côté Mas ‘St-Hilaire’ Cremant Rosé
From Languedoc, France
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir
Great fresh strawberry, blood orange and pink grapefruit
Crisp, not sweet, perfect bubble to celebrate all spring occasions (graduation, Easter, Mother’s Day, etc.)

Broadbent Vinho Verde
From Vinho Verde, Portugal
Blend of indigenous Portuguese varieties, Loureirdo, Trajadura, Pederña
Light, effervescent, bright lemon and lime, tropical fruit, white peach, green apple
Easy drinking
Crowd pleaser

Fincas Del Sur Malbec
From Mendoza, Argentina
Black cherries, strawberry, coffee
Even though the weather is warming up, you should still have red on hand! This is a great lighter bodied Malbec, perfect for warmer weather.


Moët & Chandon ‘Impérial’
From Champagne, France
Traditional grape varietals from Champagne; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Tangy green apple, white pear, citrus, white flowers, brioche

From Chablis, Burgundy, France
100% Chardonnay
Racy minerality, lemon, green apple, clean
Great with food and for something a little fuller-bodied
Chablis is a great expression and representation of Chardonnay, something different than stocking up on California Chardonnays

WillaKenzie Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir
From Willamette, Oregon
100% Pinot Noir
Raspberry, cherry, cranberry, baking spices, violet
Perfect light bodied red wine to stock up for in warmer weather
Balance of fruit and slight earth tones, easy to drink with bright acidity and low tannin
Great vineyard to splurge on, French winemaker, Oregon certified sustainable winery
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For refreshing Spring, tequila cocktails, Sauza® 901® mixologist, Eddy Buckingham shares three delicious and easy to make recipes with us.

Che Sauza® 901®:
·2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·2 parts simple syrup
·1 part fresh lime juice
·3 mint sprigs
·½ lime, cut into wedges
·Splash of soda water
Preparation: Muddle two mint sprigs and lime in a mixing glass and then combine all ingredients, excluding soda water. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Che Sauza 901 - Atmosphere

Nueva Yorker:
·3 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·2 parts pineapple juice
·1 part Orange Curacao
·1 part grenadine
·1 part lime juice
Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Shake well. Strain and serve over ice in a highball. Garnish with a pineapple spear and lime wheel.
Nueva Yorker - Atmosphere

Juan Collins:
·2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·1 part fresh lemon juice
·1 part simple syrup
·Splash of soda water
·Lemon peel for garnish
·Cherry for garnish
Preparation: Combine all items, excluding the soda water in a mixing glass. Shake well. Serve in a highball glass over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish drink with a lemon peel and a cherry.
Juan Collins - Atmosphere

Our top 3 beer choices for Spring are:

Capital Brewery’s Grateful Red IPA
Red Indian Pale Ale {5.3% abv 65 ibus}

“While the fiery red hue may decieve you of it’s inherent hoppiness, the play of toast malt flavors with sharp, resiny hops will bring you to the strangest of places, if you’re drinkin’ it right.”


Anchor Brewing’s Flying Cloud
San Francisco Stout {7.4% abv}

“The stouts savored in Gold Rush San Francisco were no ordinary ales. They were export stouts—dark, intense, high-gravity brews created to survive the long voyage around Cape Horn. Inspired by this unique history, Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout™ is a Dublin-style brew made with English Maris Otter pale malt, two black malts, and flaked barley. Nugget and Golding hops provide a spicy, floral complement to the deep, dark-chocolaty maltiness and dry finish.”


Baderbräu’s Lawnmower Lager
India Pale Lager {5.5% abv 45 ibus}

Lawnmower Lager IPL is a citrusy hop-forward India Pale Lager. The perfect hot summer day’s beer. Lots of hop flavor and aroma; not overly bitter. Nice, smooth finish. Falconer’s Flight hops backed up by Glacier. Bright, golden color with a thick, creamy head. All malt grain bill (no adjuncts.)


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