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BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS

A Mexican Spirit in Greek Bottling

The story of Demetrio tequila

By Maya Silver | Editor What’s a tequila company doing with a Greek name like Demetrio? That’s a good question, and the answer begets a not-so-short story. You see, Marion Mariathasan is not your average tequila company head honcho. Founding and managing Demetrio is just one of many of the sombreros Mariathasan wears. Originally from Sri Lanka, his family fled ... Read More »

Keep Calm and Chai On

Coffee brews step aside—chai beers have arrived

By Maya Silver | Editor The signature chai spice medley of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, fennel, and black pepper has us hooked—particularly when accompanied by caffeine and frothy milk. But how about paired with alcohol and hops? It seems to have started in 2009 with the Sah’tea. This modern version of a ninth century Finnish ale is part of the Dogfish ... Read More »

Tamber Bey Tasting Room

A recent jaunt to Sundance Ranch has brought Tamber Bey Vineyards a fresh look for a popular tasting room. The clubhouse of the former ranch has been converted for sipping and chatting, surrounded by a 22-acre equestrian facility. That means you get amazing views north of Napa in a one-of-a-kind location. Oh, and the wines are delish, too (especially the ... Read More »

Cabernet Season at The Legendary Napa Valley

Restore your spirit in wine country this season

Napa Valley is a destination for many, including wine aficionados and gourmets worldwide. To guide visitors in their enological and culinary pursuits, The Legendary Napa Valley—Napa’s official tourism marketing organization—offers guidance and assistance to visitors as they tour America’s premier wine, food, arts, and wellness destinations, from Napa to Calistoga and everywhere in between. November through April is Napa Valley’s ... Read More »