Cocktails And Spirits To Enjoy This Memorial Day Weekend And Beyond


Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, and if you are looking to celebrate with some festive cocktails we've got you covered! These refreshing cocktails are the perfect addition to any intimate gathering or if you are throwing a full-blown summer bash or a backyard BBQ. Whatever the case may be, you’re going to need some drinks. Check out our top Memorial Day cocktails for ideas.

Cocktails To Enjoy This Holiday Weekend

These are the cocktails that are going to ensure that your Memorial Day Weekend celebration will not only be great but also memorable!



1.5 oz Tequila Don Julio Rosado

0.5oz Grapefruit

0.5 oz Lime

0.25 oz Agave Syrup (2:1)

Sparkling Rosé Wine


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.

Strain into coupe glass

Top with sparkling rosé.



1.5 oz. Casamigas Jalapeño Tequila

.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1.25 oz. Coconut Purée

1 Pinch Cinnamon

1 Dash Scrappy’s® Firewater Bitters or 1 Jalapeño Slice

Garnish Lime Wheel and Tajín® Dusting


Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. (Muddle jalapeño if

using). Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass.

Add fresh ice and garnish.

CÎROC Limonata Spritz


1.5 oz. CÎROC Limonata

2.0 oz. Lemonade

1.0 oz. Sparkling Wine


Add all ingredients to a wine glass and gently stir together, then garnish with Club Soda, Lemon Wheel and Fresh Mint garnish



1.5oz Astral Tequila Reposado

3oz Lemonade

1oz Red Ruby Grapefruit Juice

Club Soda to Top


Add Astral Tequila Reposado, lemonade and ruby red grapefruit juice to an ice-filled highball glass and stir. Top with club soda and garnish with a grapefruit wedge with chili lime seasoning.



2 oz Baileys S’mores Irish Cream Liqueur

.5 oz Vodka

.75 oz Cream de Cacao

1 oz Half & Half

1 oz Chocolate Magic Shell for the inside glass


Add the magic shell into the bottom glass, then roll the chocolate halfway around the glass.

Put the glass into the fridge/freezer.

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.

Shake for about 6 to 8 seconds and strain into the martini glass then garnish with the s’mores.



1.5 oz Buchanan’s Pineapple​

2 oz Pineapple juice

​1 oz Coconut cream

0.75 oz Fresh lime juice

Angostura bitters float

Lime wheel garnish


Add Buchanan’s Pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and lime juice into a shaker with ice, and shake until cold.

Chill Buchanan’s Pineapple and pour into shot glass.

Pour into highball glass filled with crushed ice, and top with a float of Angostura bitters.

Garnish with a lime wheel.

Alternatively, make it frozen in a blender.



1.5 oz. Old Parr Aged 12 Years

3 oz. fresh pineapple juice

0.65 oz ginger syrup

Top with ginger beer

Slice of ginger and/or pineapple leaves garnish


Combine Old Parr Aged 12 Years, fresh pineapple juice and ginger syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice

Shake well and strain into a highball glass over ice

Top with ginger beer and garnish with a slice of ginger and/or pineapple leaves.

Guava Colada


1.5 oz Santa Teresa 1796

.75 oz Lime Juice

.75 oz Monin Guava Syrup

.75 oz Coco Lopez Coconut Cream


Add all ingredients in shaken tin, add ice, shake and strain over glassware.

Seedlip Notas de Agave Margarita


2 oz Seedlip Notas de Agave

1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup

½ oz Fresh Lime


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 oz of Seedlip with 1 tablespoon of agave syrup and ½ oz of fresh lime. Shake well and strain into a glass. Garnish with a salt rim and an expressed orange peel or dehydrated lime disc.

Tanqueray Dirty Martini


2 oz Tanqueray London Dry gin

0.75 oz Olive Brine

0.25 oz Dry Vermouth


Build ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir with a bar spoon and strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with three skewered olives.

Floral Fresh Johnnie & Elderflower


1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label

1 oz Elderflower Cordial

3.5 oz Club Soda


Add 1.5 oz of Johnnie Walker Black Label into an iced-filled highball glass. Add 1 oz of elderflower cordial and 3.5 oz of soda water, stir with a bar spoon. Add lemon peel and lemon thyme or a mint sprig and serve.

Elderflower Mojito


1.75 oz St-Germain

1.25 oz Bacardi Superior Rum

0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

0.25 oz Simple Sugar

1.25 oz Soda Water

8 Mint Leaves And Mint Sprig To Garnish


Pour St-Germain, white rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar, and mint into a highball glass. Add crushed ice and churn well. Add more crushed ice and tip with a splash of soda water. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a bio-degradable straw.

Mr Black Frozen Espresso Martini

Ingredients *serves two

7.6 oz strong brewed coffee or espresso

2 oz Mr Black

1 oz Ketel One Vodka

½ tsp Vanilla


Pour room temperature espresso into ice tray, leave for 6–8 hours or till frozen. Add espresso ice to blender jar along with Mr Black, vodka and vanilla, blend till smooth (about 1 min). To serve, divide into 2 chilled coupes and garnish with 3 coffee beans each.

Gold Rush


1.5 parts Bushmills Original

1 part fresh lemon juice

1 part honey syrup

4 sprigs fresh mint

Lemon wheel


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice

Shake for 10 seconds and strain over fresh ice

Roe Highball


50 ml Roe & Co

Top with good soda or Tonic (if you have a sweet tooth)


Add all ingredients to a highball glass and fill with ice

Stir briefly

Garnish with a slice of fresh grapefruit

The Smirnoff Pineapple Martini


1.5 oz Smirnoff Pineapple

1.5 oz pineapple juice

0.5 oz fresh lime juice

0.25 oz simple syrup

Lime wheel


Add Smirnoff Pineapple, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup to a shaker with ice

Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass

Garnish with a lime wheel

Crown Royal Rose


1.5 oz Crown Royal Fine De Luxe

0.5 fresh lemon juice

0.5 simple syrup

0.5 sparkling rosé


In a shaker with ice, add Crown Royal, lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling rosé

Shake and strain into a couple glass

Garnish with a lemon twist



1.5 oz Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint

0.8 oz Lemon juice

0.8 oz Simple syrup

4.0 oz Mint leaves

3.0 Slices of cucumber

Mint sprig & cucumber ribbon for garnish


Muddle mint leaves and cucumber in a cocktail shaker. Add Ketel One Botanical Cucumber and Mint, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup to the shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a Coupe Glass Garnish with Mint Sprig and Cucumber Ribbon.

Strawberry Smash


1.50 Oz Dewar’s 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky

0.75 Oz Simple Syrup

0.75 Oz Lemon Juice

Soda Water

2 Strawberries, Quartered


Muddle Strawberries In Bottom Of Shaker. Add Scotch Whisky, Simple Syrup, And Lemon Juice. Shake And Strain Over Fresh Ice In Glass. Top With Soda Water.

Honey Lemon Wedge


2 oz Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

2 lemon wedges

6–8 good sized fresh mint leaves

½oz local honey syrup (2:1 local honey : boiling water. Mix to fully integrate and let cool before using)

Mint sprig garnish


Muddle lemon, mint and honey in a shaker tin and then add Scotch Whisky. Add ice and shake vigorously before straining into chilled rocks glass over ice.

French 75


2 oz Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru

3 oz Martini & Rossi Prosecco

½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

¼ oz sugar syrup

Lemon twist to garnish


Shake all of the ingredients (except Prosecco) briefly with cubed ice for around 10 seconds. Fine strain the mixture into a chilled, straight-sided wine glass including 3 oz of Prosecco.

Martell Gold Fashioned


2 parts Martell Cordon Bleu

0.5 parts Honey syrup

2–3 Dashes Angostura Bitters


Stir ingredients over ice in a rocks glass; garnish with orange twist

Postage Stamp

Take a journey of the senses with this delicious and floral cocktail.


1 1/2 oz Glenmorangie Original

1/3 oz Elderflower Cordial

1/3 oz Orgeat

1 oz Lemon Juice

1 Dash Orange Bitters


Shake all ingredients with ice. Serve in a coupe. Garnish with a twist of orange zest on the rim of the glass.

DeLeón’s Liquid Gold Margarita


1.5 oz DeLeón Blanco

½ oz Orange Liqueur

½ oz Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz Agave Nectar Syrup


Combine DeLeón Blanco Tequila with the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and pour into a rocks glass with ice.

Toki Highball


45ml Toki blended Japanese Whisky

3 parts premium soda water

Grapefruit slide or lemon peel


Fill a glass with ice and let chill

Por chilled whisky


Add chilled soda (3–4 part soda for 1 part whisky)

Give a single stir from bottom to top with a bar spoon

Add a twist of grapefruit or lemon citrus. Enjoy!




0.5 oz MARTINI Ambrato Vermouth

0.5 oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry Vermouth

3 dashes orange bitters


Add all to a mixing glass, and stir with ice. Pour neat into a chilled Nick & Nora glass, garnish with orange twist.

Glassware: Martini or nick & nora/cocktail glass

Ice type: Cubed ice (for stirring)

Garnish: Orange “bee” twist



2 oz Redemption Bourbon

½ oz lime juice

½ teaspoon allspice dram

3 oz Sparkling Apple Cider

Garnish: Apple fan & Rosemary sprig


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker

Shake with ice

Strain over ice in a highball glass

Top with Apple Cider/Soda

Knob Creek’s Fur Elise Cocktail


2 parts Knob Creek® 7 Year Old Rye

½ part orange liqueur

¼ part rich demerara syrup

½ part pomegranate juice

½ part lemon juice

Fresh sage (for garnish)


Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker tin.

Shake with ice and then double strain (using a hawthorne & fine mesh strainer) into a coupe glass.

Mount Gay Rum Eclipse Navy Paloma ​


1oz Navy Strength ​

3–4 oz grapefruit soda​


Garnish with grapefruit slice​

Spirits, Wine & More

From exclusive cocktail-making machines to exclusive limited-edition spirits and perfect wine that will pair well with any Memorial Day Weekend celebration.


Create endless craft cocktails in the comfort of home — no need to measure or pour. Just insert a cocktail capsule into your Bartesian drink mixer machine, select your preferred strength and press mix. The system draws the spirit from the appropriate reservoir and mixes your cocktail in seconds.

ÜlloUno Wine Purifying Wand

A new portable accessory for wine purification on-the-go, the wand harnesses Üllo’s patented Selective Sulfite filter technology to target and remove sulfites and histamines (which can lead to negative side effects like headaches and stuffy noses), while leaving natural flavors and aromas untouched.

Available on Amazon, the wand can be used on whites, reds, and everything in between — simply swirl for 2+ minutes in your favorite glass to enjoy aerated, pure wine. Each product is one-time-use with no cleanup, and the only wine wand on the market that can be recycled.

Cincoro Tequila

Cincoro Tequila has launched a new 375 mL bottle offering with their award-winning Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo expressions. The new size offering is perfect for gifting and offers consumers the same beautiful design in a more convenient size bottle.

Tequila Don Julio Alma Miel

Tequila Don Julio Alma Miel, is an exceptional liquid inspired by the agave honey that comes from the heart of the 100% Blue Weber Agave. This unique blend of Blanco tequila distilled with oven-roasted agave honey and Añejo tequila that has been aged for at least 14 months and finished in Crémant du Limoux wine casks from the Limoux region of France, results in a lusciously smooth liquid with honeyed aromas that brings out the heart and soul of each moment.

To help bring to life the soul at the core of the product, Mexican singer-songwriter, Christian Nodal joins the brand in celebrating the launch of Tequila Don Julio Alma Miel through the lens of Modern Mexico. Nodal shares how he lives Por Amor in the brand’s new creative film launching in early February and will help curate a national dinner series that blends Tequila Don Julio Alma Miel with a fusion of Mexican rhythms and sounds, and delicious food that will tantalize the taste buds, to create sensorial and meaningful experiences.

Tequila Don Julio Rosado

Tequila Don Julio Rosado is an exquisite Reposado tequila that’s aged at least four months in Ruby Port wine casks to impart a light fruit finish and delicate pink hue. Whether you are gifting or sipping this Mother’s Day, Tequila Don Julio Rosado is the perfect spirit to relish in life’s special moments with the most important people. Tequila Don Julio Rosado is best enjoyed on the rocks or with a splash of sparkling water and a lemon garnish.

Cierto Tequila Private Collection Blanco

While all Cierto expressions are best enjoyed neat or on-the-rocks, we understand there are some folks who prefer their spirits mixed in a cocktail. If you’re going to mix any Cierto expression, you can’t go wrong with Cierto Tequila Private Collection Blanco (SRP $89 / 750ml), which is excellent in an organic Margarita or Aire Libre. Rested before bottling, this liquid is smooth and fresh with an herbaceous aroma that imparts sweet floral and agave notes.


An ultra-premium crystal clear añejo finished in port wine casks 1800® Cristalino is a crystal clear añejo tequila with deceptive depth, presented in a stunning crystalline bottle. 100% Weber blue agave is handpicked at its peak of maturity, aged in French and American oak barrels, married together, then finished in port wine casks. The result is an ultra-premium tequila that offers the complexity of an Añejo with the smoothness of a Blanco. Enjoy neat, on the rocks, or elevate any cocktail to celebrate life’s special moments with taste.


Much like the spirit itself, CÎROC has a rich and unique history with origins in the South of France and unlike other vodka’s, it’s distilled five times from fine French grapes; a process inspired by a century of wine-making expertise and craftsmanship that gives it a distinctive flavor with an exceptionally fresh, citrus taste.

Tanqueray No. TEN

Distilled in small batches, Tanqueray No. TEN is abright-tasting gin made using whole citrus fruit — including fresh white grapefruit, lime and orange. Tanqueray No. TEN brings an explosion of fresh citrus with every sip, followed by vibrant juniper, concluding with a rush of herbal and velvety chamomile notes to finish.

NOLET’S Silver

NOLET’S Silver is an undeniably modern take on gin, reflecting the tastes and preferences of a new generation of gin drinkers. The refreshing floral and fruit-forward flavor highlights a unique combination of botanicals never before used in gin. Only 117 Calories per 1.5 oz. Serve, No Sugar, No Carbs and NON-GMO Project Verified.


Cointreau is the iconic orange liqueur at the heart of more than 500 of the world’s most celebrated cocktails, including The Original Margarita, The Cosmopolitan, and The Sidecar. The House of Cointreau was founded in 1849 in Angers, France, where Edouard Cointreau perfected the recipe. Blended with sweet and bitter orange peels, Cointreau has a unique, balanced flavor beloved by mixologists and bartenders worldwide.

Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis-Alexandre

A tribute to our founder, Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, who disrupted the status quo of cognac by combining it with bitter orange liqueur. An exceptional Cuvée with VSOP cognac, rich in character and complexity, containing 40% ABV (82% cognac and 18% orange liqueur).


Campari, the iconic Italian aperitif and the defining ingredient of classic cocktails like the Negroni. With its vibrant red color, intense aroma and inspiring flavor, Campari has always been a symbol of intrigue and pleasure. Its versatility takes you on a journey into a captivating and sophisticated drinking experience. These values have made the Campari brand famous throughout the world as an icon of passionate Italian style and excellence.

Crystal Head Vodka

Crystal Head Vodka, part of the Infinium Spirits portfolio, is shaking up the cocktail scene with the launch of two iconic cocktails in sleek, convenient cans: the Espresso Martini and the Cosmopolitan. This release marks Crystal Head’s debut in the world of canned cocktails, showcasing their innovative approach to mixology and commitment to quality.

Embodying the spirit of creativity and excellence, Crystal Head Vodka’s new canned cocktail offerings boast the brand’s Original vodka crafted from Canadian corn. Both cocktails are blended with premium ingredients, delivering a perfectly balanced craft-quality cocktail experience without the fuss.

Each sleek black can deliver skillfully mixed cocktails and the premium taste of Crystal Head Vodka directly to consumers’ homes. With every sip, individuals experience the brand’s commitment to creativity and quality, inspiring them to embrace their inner Creative Spirit.


WYNK is a low-dose hemp-derived THC:CBD seltzer that believes in wellness through social connection. WYNK has zero calories, zero sugar and is made with all-natural flavors in Black Cherry, Lime Twist, Juicy Mango and their newest flavor, Tangerine available in 2.5 and 5 mg doses in respective 6oz and 12oz cans.

Mingle Mocktails — Blood Orange Elderflower Mimosa

Blood Orange Elderflower Mimosa is a clean-crafted bubbly blend of juicy blood orange and subtle notes of elderflower. Enjoy a cold mimosa can or bottle of this delicious non-alcoholic mimosa anytime you want a refreshing treat.

Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial

Moët & Chandon’s Rosé Imperial is a spontaneous and romantic expression of the brand’s style, distinguished by bright fruitiness, floral nuances of rose and a slight hint of pepper.

J Vineyards NV Sparkling Brut Rosé

This lively Sparkling Brut Rosé is refined and delicate. Hand-harvested in the renowned Russian River Valley, the grapes in this Brut Rosé are full of depth and richness, resulting in an enhanced, vibrant flavors. This is the perfect wine to pour at a summer cocktail party along with a charcuterie board of soft cheeses.

CHANDON Garden Spritz

A naturally delicious balance of bubbles, bitters, and botanicals. Garden Spritz made from a subtly sweet house-made ‘garden liqueur’ that is authentically handcrafted by Chandon’s winemaking team in Argentina using locally sourced, handpicked Valencia oranges, fresh herbs, and spices. A wonderful spring-time expression for any of your seasonal gatherings. We recommend serving in a large glass, over ice, with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of dried orange for the ultimate finishing touch.

Veuve Clicquot Non-Vintage Rosé

The coppery champagne, the burst of red fruit aromas…to achieve it, the blend is an essential element, a creative act. The Cellar Master and his team of experts select excellent quality red wines and still wines from some of the most sought-after vineyards in Champagne to find the flavors and characteristics that perfectly express the Veuve Clicquot Rosé style.

Bread & Butter DOC Italian Prosecco

This DOC Prosecco made in a small town in Italy near Venice is shimmering, delicately-fruity, and persistent. This wine goes well with flavorful breads, mild cheeses, and plenty of laughs with friends and family.

G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Rosé

This premium rosé champagne is an elevated seasonal choice for champagne and rosé drinkers this season. It is both an exceptional gift and ideal food pairing, as the brand’s signature Pinot Noir grape makes for a rich and bold taste that pairs beautifully with a variety of creative and modern dishes.

Minuty Prestige Rosé

Minuty Prestige Rosé is crisp & clean, pairing perfectly with bright sunny days spent at the beach, lounging at the pool, or cheersing with friends.

Minuty M Rosé

Crafted for those delightful moments of everyday enjoyment, introducing Minuty M Rosé. MINUTY M is pure Provence in a bottle, with a light and refreshing taste that will transport you to the South of France with every sip.

The Pale Rose

With the weather warming up and rosé season approaching — we would love to introduce you to your go-to Rosé for this season. The Pale Rosé (SRP $16.99) was created by Sacha Lichine, the creator of the iconic rosé brand Whispering Angel. The Pale Rosé was created to bring a young and fresh energy to the typically traditional industry.

This fabulous, innovative bottle aligns with the mid-20th Century cocktail party scenes and has become a bar cart staple. Crafted with grapes from the Vin de Pays Du Var region of Provence, The Pale is a quality, quintessential rosé that makes all others pale in comparison: dry and refreshing in a signature Provençal grey-pink with light fruits and a clean finish.

2022 Franciscan Estate Chardonnay

As a white alternative, the 2022 Franciscan Estate Chardonnay offers a bright sip to freshen up the sunny days ahead. With delicate aromas of white flower and lemon zest, this wine provides a crisp kick to your summer palate. Each sip is filled with layers of peach and honey, pulling through with a clean finish and pairing flawlessly with a warm roasted chicken.

Etude 2022 Carneros Pinot Gris

Etude may be known for producing superb Pinot Noir, but this Pinot Gris shows the diversity of Etude’s portfolio. This classic Pinot Gris offers flavors of guava, kiwi, and lychee that will perfectly welcome in warm summer weather. It’s a crisp, light option that is perfect to bring along and share with friends on a Memorial Day Weekend getaway, and as a thank you gift for your summer weekend host!

Avaline Chardonnay

This wine displays aromas of yellow apple and yellow and white flowers, with a slightly nutty character and a tiny bit of savory thyme, apricot nectar. The palate is lovely, with nice stone fruit, citrus, and green apple. Avaline has spent years perfecting this Chardonnay in the South of France with Famille Fabre — the oldest wine producer in Languedoc, France, that’s also 100% organic and female-owned — and now it’s finally ready to enjoy. Whether you open a bottle for brunch, or have a glass in the backyard to enjoy a mild spring evening, this Chardonnay is meant to elevate any occasion.

Stags’ Leap Winery

Stags’ Leap Winery’s 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is bright, crisp, and refreshing with aromatic notes of white peach, lemon verbena, lime peel and white elderflower floral blossom on the nose.

The palate is rich, creamy, and round with notes of Meyer lemon, green apple, lime pith, cassis bud and lychee. There is a zippy, racing acidity throughout, creating a mouthwatering texture and lively backbone that carries all the way through to the lip-smacking, crisp, finish.

Cloudy Bay 2021 Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc

The Story Behind the Label: Te Koko is not your typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc — while Cloudy Bay’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc is about precision, Te Koko is wild and experimental. While creating Te Koko, they veered off the trodden path, ultimately resulting in success but initially such methods were not accepted. Years later, Te Koko transformed from the “Ugly Duckling” into its own, one of a kind, shining star — something I am sure that we can all relate to.

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

A bottle that’s sure to impress, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is any host’s go-to for a bright, versatile, and delicious wine. Pair it with everything from a charcuterie board, to a romantic dinner, to ham and more.

William Hill Estate Winery’s 2022 California Sauvignon Blanc

William Hill Estate Winery’s 2022 California Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and bright, opening with generous aromas of green apple, tropical fruit, and citrus. This Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked, giving this wine that vibrant, fruit-driven taste profile.

Mar de Frades Albariño

A bright, pale lemon colored wine, with enticing flashes of lime. The nose is aromatic, fresh and intense, with tropical fruit (mango, passion fruit and even some grapefruit), wild flowers and notes of eucalyptus and mint that present throughout. On the palate, it is fluid and refreshing, at the same time smooth and flavorsome, a wine that shines for its saline and mineral character.

Ramón Bilbao Verdejo

Pale yellow with greenish hue in color, this is a bright wine of medium intensity. On the nose, fruity and floral aromas with notes of grapefruit, orange blossom. and freshly cut grass. Fresh on the palate, this wine boasts a balanced body and acidity, with an intense aftertaste. Fresh fruit with herbal and floral notes dance in harmony, reappearing in retronasal.

Osmosis Sauvignon Blanc

Using proprietary techniques, the Osmosis Sauvignon Blanc has a low-ABV of 9% and 85 calories per 5 oz. serving. The wine is fresh and crisp with notes of grapefruit, citrus and passion fruit. This Sauvignon Blanc is naturally dry, with a hint of sweetness from pineapple flavors of the latest harvest and creaminess from the lees-aging process.

Stemmari — Grillo Sicilia DOC 2022

Stemmari cultivates its vineyards along the southern coast of Sicily, on the two estates of Sambuca di Sicilia (Agrigento) and Acate (Ragusa). Stemmari Grillo is 100% Grillo, a native variety of Sicily and the most important among the white grapes. With its deep straw yellow color, it exudes aromas of tropical fruit such as mango and papaya mixed with hints of jasmine and white flowers. Stemmari Grillo is balanced and harmonious, and with its rich flavors, it goes well with seafood, first courses with vegetables, white meat, and baked fish.

Josh Cellars’ Seaswept

In time for the warmer weather, and created for high-energy hangs, Josh Cellars Seaswept is an easy-drinking beverage option that is perfect for keeping the good times going all day long.

Charles Krug — 2023 Sauvignon Blanc

A light-to-medium-bodied wine boasting vibrant aromas of lemon blossom, passionfruit, and lemongrass. The palate promises a delightful blend of sweetness and crispness, featuring notes of pink grapefruit and guava. With its elegantly layered profile and lingering finish, this Sauvignon Blanc is a testament to the exceptional terroir of Charles Krug’s estate-owned vineyards in Napa Valley and the artistry of its winemakers, offering a taste of pure California sunshine in every glass.

Trapiche Medalla Chardonnay

A very fruity Chardonnay that offers tropical fruits on the nose with subtle spicy notes, honeysuckle, and brioche. On the palate, it shows crisp acidity, balanced with a full body, bright fruit flavors, and a distinct minerality.

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2022 Indian Wells Riesling

Light sweetness balanced by bright flavors of stone fruit and crisp citrus create a refreshingly elegant Riesling crafted from top Yakima Valley vineyards showcasing the signature fruit-forward style.

Liquid Light Pinot Grigio

Liquid Light Pinot Grigio projects a vibrant spectrum of orchard fruit, floral, and citrus fruit flavors with a flash of acidity typical of Washington State’s cool climate.

Eleven Eleven 2021 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

This elegant and versatile Chardonnay is crafted to elevate your wine experience to new heights. Golden hues dance in the glass it fills, reflecting the essence of its Russian River Valley origin. On the nose, aromas of juicy pineapple, ripe peach, and subtle hints of vanilla and toasted oak are prevelant, which are also expressed on the palate. The true beauty of this wine lies in its impeccable balance. The vibrant acidity adds a refreshing twist, while the gentle oak influence brings depth and complexity. A suited companion for any occasion and with a plethora of dishes, including seafood, poultry, or creamy pasta dishes.

Dutcher’s 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

White peaches, guava, honeydew melon, key lime, and hints of lemongrass, jasmine and jalapeno all give you a fresh, herbaceous, and green feeling when you first delve into a glass of the 2022 Dutcher Crossing Sauvignon Blanc.

This year we fermented some of the wine in a new oak Ovomun, a special wood vessel that keeps the fine lees in constant motion, adding richness and depth to the wine. The results of this are obvious with your first sip. There are loads of texture and an unctuous coating of your palate, along with flavors of fresh squeezed lemons and limes, lime zest, wet stone, and a refreshing, mouthwatering finish that seems that lingers on the pallet.

Beringer Vineyards 2021 Private Reserve Chardonnay

Beringer Vineyards 2021 Private Reserve Chardonnay is a rich and creamy, classically Californian Chardonnay, with notes of citrus blossom and jasmine. This incredible vino’s well-integrated oak shows aromas of brioche, vanilla, and ginger spice, so it stands up well with heartier flavors. This Chardonnay pairs well with a green bean casserole or, everyone’s favorite side, a creamy mashed potato.

2021 Franciscan Estate California Cabernet Sauvignon

Sourced from some of California’s finest vineyards and available for under $20, the 2021 Franciscan Estate California Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold red wine with a big presence. Aromas of black tea, clove, and anise radiate from the glass, revealing notes of blackberry and black plum. The rich layer of toasted caramel, shaved chocolate, and toasted coconut underscores the fruit characteristics, leading to a long, decadent finish. This Cabernet pairs beautifully with hearty meat, like filet mignon, herb-dusted standing rib roast, and gourmet burgers.

Louis M Martini 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Louis M Martini 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies why the winery is known for premier Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from the best selection of grapes. This particular Napa Valley Cab presents a blend of cassis, vanilla, and smoky cedar aromas, layered with notes of black licorice and spice.

It’s an approachable option for a wide variety of palates, and the rich finish and nice structure make it the perfect bottle to pair with an Easter dinner classic, such as a juicy rack of lamb with mint jelly. If you have some veggie-eaters around the table, any rich dish will do, such a stuffed portobello mushroom or a homemade baked mac n cheese.

The Calling — The 2021 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

This new Cabernet, the winery’s first from the region, is the perfect choice to elevate the ambiance of any occasion with its rich and complex aroma and flavors. Whether you’re seeking a wine to complement an intimate dinner or considering it as a gift for a loved one, this new Cabernet is the perfect addition. Co-founded by Jim Nantz, the brand also makes the perfect gift for the sports fans in your life.

Bodegas Montecillo Reserva

Made with the indigenous Tempranillo grape and a small amount of Manzuelo, the Bodegas Montecillo Reserva flourishes with notes of fine oak and smooth velvety tannins,and the nose is rich with aromas of cherry and dark fruit (think blackberries and plums), followed by hints of licorice and vanilla. The wine is aged for 24 months in both French and American Oak with an followed by an additional two years at the winery.

Cloudy Bay Te Wahi

The Story Behind The Label: Te Wahi is Cloudy Bay’s most unique and intricately crafted Pinot Noir, but the depth & importance of the bottle goes beyond just the liquid itself. The name “Te Wahi” means ‘the place’ in te reo Māori, which is the Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the indigenous Māori people of mainland New Zealand. Created from fruit grown at two of Cloudy Bay’s Central Otago vineyards, “The place” is exactly what Te Wahi represents, as it reflects both the importance of terroir and the sense of Cloudy Bay finding its second home in Central Otago.

Cantine Pellegrino — Gazzerotta Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2021

Cantine Pellegrino is based in the areas surrounding Trapani, in the western Sicily, and is led by the Pellegrino family, now in its sixth generation. Gazzerotta, in Sicilian dialect, refers to the black and white magpies that fly over the vineyards. Gazzerotta is made from 100% Nero d’Avola, Sicily’s leading red grape. It has an intense, bright red color and a round taste, with a predominance of ripe red fruits, and a hint of sweet spices, namely cinnamon. It pairs well with mushroom risotto, grilled meat, or pasta.

Bread & Butter 2022 Pinot Noir, California

A California Pinot Noir that is fruit-forward, delicious, and smooth. This wine goes well with roasted mushrooms, duck breast and dog-earing another page in your favorite book.

Josh Cellars Reserve North Coast Collection

Sourced from outstanding vineyards, the collection features Josh Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Force & Grace Revelist Cabernet Sauvignon

A pinnacle of craftsmanship sourced mainly from renowned Oakville and Rutherford appellations; a cellar-worthy beauty with the depth of flavor, complexity of character, and distinctly polished.

Volpolo Bolgheri DOC 2022

Volpolo Bolgheri DOC 2022, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon ), Merlot, and Petit Verdot crafted by Sapaio in Castagneto Carducci, in the unique terroir of Bolgheri, Tuscany. With a crown adorning the label — created by designer Aldo Segat and inspired by the three-point crown of African-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Volpolo is an outstanding choice to celebrate the queen and king of the family!

Its intense ruby color and captivating aromas of violet, iris root, dark cherry, and cedar, are complemented by well-integrated tannins, a velvety texture and a refreshing acidity. Volpolo offers complex flavors and versatile pairing options: enjoy it with barbecued or spicy meats like lamb and game, as well as pasta dishes.

Tenuta Regaleali, Lamùri Sicilia DOC 2019

Tenuta Regaleali, Lamùri Sicilia DOC 2019, crafted with Nero d’Avola grapes by Tasca D’Almerita in the highlands of the Regaleali estate in Sicily. The name Lamùri embodies Tasca’s deep love for their land — Lamùri translates to ‘love’ in the Sicilian dialect — much akin to the love and gratitude we extend to all mothers and fathers on their special day. With its signature aromas of juicy plums and cherries, intertwined by sultry notes of sweet spices and Mediterranean herbs like thyme and oregano leaves, Lamuri shows an incredible drinkability and versatility for a variety of food pairings.

Famiglia Pasqua Valpolicella DOC Ripasso Superiore 2020

Famiglia Pasqua Valpolicella DOC Ripasso Superiore 2020, from Veneto’s Valpolicella area, is a blend of native grapes Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone and Negrara crafted by Pasqua Wines using the traditional Ripasso method. This technique enriches the wine’s structure and aromas, resulting in a crimson-red hue with aromas of red fruits and toasted nuances, rendering it an appealing option

2019 Ratti Marcenasco

The 2019 Ratti Marcenasco is a full, elegant wine with notes of licorice and tobacco. This Barolo is the perfect gift for a wine lover in your life that prefers a noble, long finish. Strong and well-integrated, this Barolo pairs well with fattier meats, like a roast beef, and ripe cheeses.

2020 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre

2020 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre (SRP $25) is a famous ruby red blend that contains beautiful notes of vanilla, black pepper, and cloves. Grown in the Valpolicella region, this red wine has an underlying freshness that exudes a poised and elegant finish. On the palate, the velvety flavors make this an easy to drink wine that would pair nicely with steak sirloin and garlic mashed potatoes.

2021 Argiano ‘NC’

2021 Argiano ‘NC’ (SRP $25) gives a mouthful of savory flavors and notes of black currant and black cherry that compliments the medium tannins. From the producer that made Wine Spectator’s 2023 #1 Wine of the Year, this baby Tuscan is rich in aromas and made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese grapes. A fresh and versatile option to pair wonderfully with a pasta carbonara.

2021 Brancaia Il Tre

2021 Brancaia Il Tre (SRP $25) makes for the perfect entry-level wine offering drinking pleasures to those who want to open right away or who prefer to let it age a little longer. This blend has creamy, mellow tannins with aromas of mulberries that would taste great with grilled fish.

Archery Summit 2021 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is an award-winning wine, for an award-winning partner! The Archery Summit Dundee Hills Pinot Noir was named among one of the best wines in the world at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2023, offering notes of brambleberry, ripe rainier cherry, blackberry blossoms, cocoa powder, and spice on the nose. The palate is just as lively, with fresh, juicy red fruit backed by graceful tannins and acid. Pairing perfectly with special occasion delicacies such as filet mignon, this is the perfect date night wine.

Force & Grace Paso Robles Cabernet

A dense and textured wine with concentrated ripe berries and velvety tannins. Pairs beautifully with robust, tomato-based sauces and risottos.

Force & Grace Napa Valley Cabernet

A bright and silky wine that evolves as it lingers on the palate. Pairs beautifully with veal, strong cheeses, dark chocolate tarts, and stuffed olives.

Seghesio Family Vineyards 2022 Sonoma Zinfandel

Since 1895, Seghesio has etched its love story into the heart of Sonoma’s winemaking legacy — now one of the oldest winemaking names in Sonoma pioneering the highest quality Zinfandel.

Crafted from an average selection of more than 150 individual lots that are harvested from vineyards across Sonoma County, fermented separately and masterfully blended, the 2022 Sonoma Zinfandel boasts a rich bouquet of blackberry, black currant, plum, cherry and baking spice aromas.

Perfectly balanced, it complements indulgent dishes like short ribs, pork belly, or gnocchi gorgonzola.

2019 Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia

This flagship 2019 Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia is an amazing addition to any luxury wine collection. This is a new kind of Super Tuscan, expressing the richness of an extraordinary territory, combining tension, complexity and great finesse. Aromas of black fruit balanced with cocoa provide a complexity of flavors for your palate.

Castiglioni Chianti DOCG

A classic Italian red like Chianti, with its moderate acidity, cherry flavors, and hints of spices pairs nicely with the savory and wine-infused qualities of this cheese.

Belle Glos Glasir Holt Pinot Noir

Known for its iconic red wax top, Belle Glos has released the first pinot noir from their Glasir Holt vineyard. The wine lover in your life will love the alluring dark fruit aromas and hints of raspberry tart, toasted oak, and cherry cola that create a harmonious and satisfying wine experience.

Elouan Pinot Noir

This wine opens up with aromas of bright cherry, plum pie, cocoa nibs, and hints of baking spice. You’ll taste rich and well-balanced notes of raspberry jam, candied cranberry, wild bramble, and a lingering pepper finish on the palate. With incredible depth and concentration, this smooth, medium-finish pinot noir pairs perfectly with your favorite comfort foods — french onion soup, warm baguette slices, fresh pizza, or a well-curated charcuterie board.

Napa Valley Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

As you pour this elegant wine into your glass, you will notice its beautiful dark ruby-red color. The tasting notes include baking spice aromas of cinnamon and clove that are intertwined with dark stone fruits, blackberry pie, vanilla, white pepper, and notes of oak and rose. A full-bodied palate presents layers of dark black cherry, coffee, blackberry, dark currant, and notes of milky chocolate. Classy and sophisticated, this refined wine is a sensational expression of what a Napa Valley Cabernet represents and is the perfect wine to enjoy.

JUSTIN 2022 Russian River Pinot Noir

The 2022 JUSTIN Russian River Pinot Noir showcases a deep ruby hue with complex aromas of ripe black cherry, strawberry jam, and savory spice. On the palate are ripe black plum and dark cherry flavors, balanced by bright cranberry notes, well-integrated tannins, and subtle barrel spice.



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