Colonial Era Cocktails: How To Make Shrubs

"Shrubs" - no, not the ornamental ones you may have in your front yard, but the tasty beverage who's roots go back to a time in American history before modern refrigeration. Find out where shrubs came from and how to make your own right at home from California Modern mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky.

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Napa Valley Winery Tour

Napa Valley Winery Tour

One of the perks of being a sommelier is traveling to different wine regions. My last tasting tour was during last season’s harvest in the Napa Valley.

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Attending Oregon Pinot Camp: At Last!

Attending Oregon Pinot Camp: At Last!

For four years I’ve been trying to go to
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Wines to Talk About

Getting into the world of wine, I decided to take some classes with the International Sommelier Guild and was lucky enough to study under a very talented and pas
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The Many Flavors of Veuve Clicquot

The Many Flavors of Veuve Clicquot

I recently attended a dinner at Flavor restaurant in Del Mar for Veuve Clicquot champagne.

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A Lesson in Beer

A Lesson in Beer

Each month we hold a class taught by one of our staff members—some are mandatory, but most are not. We then test our bartenders, cocktail servers, food servers, hosts, bus-people and food-runners accordingly. This month the topic was beer. We just changed some of the handles (draft beers) and wanted to educate the staff on these great new products.
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The Ultimate Ice Cube

Modern mixologists have been reviving trade secrets and methods long lost, as well as pioneering new territory in layering techniques and infusions, not to mention the search for the ultimate ice cube. At George’s at the Cove, we have always taken pride in the use of fresh juices and premium products to make our refreshing array of specialty libations, and now we’ve taken the next step. We recently invested in a very special icemaker.
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