kombucha

A Look at Kombucha: The Elixir of Life

Kombucha (aka "the elixir of life") has become increasingly popular in recent years. The fermented tea just became one of America's fastest-growing bottled drinks and researchers say that the global kombucha market is estimated to exceed $1.5 billion by 2022. But, where did kombucha come from, what exactly is it, and why are countless health nuts latching on to the drink like it’s the fountain of youth? Let’s take a look.

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Whiskey Drink

7 Tips for Drinking Whiskey in the Summer

With the resurgence of whiskey over the past few years, there is no better time to enjoy the “water of life." In part two of our summer whiskey blog series, mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky shares seven tips for how to make this summer a whiskey summer.

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'Tis the Season for Holiday Cocktails

The holidays are filled with family, food and of course… great drinks! That’s why we’ve put together three signature cocktails to help spread a little cheer this holiday season.

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ora rosa

The Story Behind Ora Rosa

What happens when you infuse premium mezcal with dried rose pedals? Answer: an amazing cocktails emerges.

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The Story Behind Cool Beans

In our never-ending quest to make the best craft cocktails in San Diego, our resident Spirits and Beer Director/Barman, Stephen Kurpinsky, came up with one cocktail in particular that we couldn't be more excited about. Here's his story behind our current Cockail of the Moment, "Cool Beans".

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The Art of Ordering a Good Drink

The Art of Ordering a Good Drink

Have you ever been out with your friends, arrived at a hip new cocktail bar only to tense up and not know what to order? Not to worry, our Level2 mixologist, Stephen Kurpinsky shares ideas and suggestions to help make your next night out a delicious success.

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St Supery Entrance

The Divine Wine Encounter at St. Supery Estate

Our Beverage Director, Joshua Kasumovic, recently had the opportunity to visit the St. Supery Estate and vineyards in Napa Valley for a weekend of educational activities and incredible wines. The event is called the Divine Wine Encounter and they hold it annually for different group of sommeliers and beverage directors from around the country.

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The Craft of Cocktail Making: Meet our Mixologist

If you haven't heard, we recently announced the opening of Level2, our all-new bar located on the second level of George’s at the Cove where we’re elevating the craft of cocktails in La Jolla. So, how did we come up with all of this? A good chunk of the credit goes to our resident mixologist Stephen Kurpinsky, the man behind our cocktail program. We recently sat down with Stephen to learn more. Here's what he had to say.

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chocolate and wine

Guilty Pleasures: How To Pair Wine & Chocolate

It’s no mystery that wine is made through the fermentation of grapes. But, did you know that chocolate is also fermented with the same complex yeasts as wine? This can make pairing wine and chocolate tricky. Not to worry, we're here to give wine lovers and chocolate connoisseurs some tips.

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How to Choose the Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

Whether you’re attending a big family dinner, celebrating at a restaurant or just throwing a frozen dinner into the oven, pairing wines on Thanksgiving can get tricky. Our advice is simple: grab the 3 R’s.

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