Vinitas Wine Blog

Sangria

Red Wine Sangria

Red wine sangria for any occasion

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Blueberry French 75

A deliciously refreshing summertime twist on the French 75

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Les Spritz

As the hot weather continues to stick around, it’s a great time to indulge in one last summer cocktail. My “Les Spritz” is based on the classic aperitif of northeastern Italy, Lo Spritz. The original drink is refreshing, a little bitter, and a vibrant orange color thanks to the liqueur Aperol. With this as a […]

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Georgia Julep

This is a fresh, summery take on a Mint Julep. Georgia Julep   2 sprigs of fresh mint 1/2 teaspoon sugar (or more to taste) 2 oz. Bourbon or Rye whiskey 1 oz. Peach Schnapps 1 tablespoon lemon juice Lemonade, sparkling water, mint sprigs (garnish, optional)   Muddle the 2 sprigs of mint and sugar […]

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First Contact

How would we explain what wine is all about to someone who’s never heard of it before?

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Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

A twist on a classic cosmo, this one replaces the traditional cranberry juice with pomegranate and tops it off with sparkling wine. For an even more summery cocktail, replace the bubbly with lemonade. Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmopolitan Makes 10 cocktails 1/2 cup lime juice (from 3 to 4 limes) 1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice 1 1/2 […]

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Apricot Whiskey Sour

I often kick off an event with a fun little cocktail. It’s nice to have something to sip on while participants are gathering but we don’t want to drink the wine tasting wines until we’re ready to learn about them. Here’s one that got a great reception at a recent tasting, with both the ladies […]

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Meet our Founder, Kim Simone

I wanted to share with you a little more about my background, what made me get into wine, and why I’m so excited to be doing what I’m doing. I’ve always loved food. I remember the first cookbook I ever bought (I was 12, every recipe included chocolate, and I still use it today.) So […]

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Welcome!

Welcome to my inaugural blog post! I’m so excited to have founded this company and to be sharing my unique style of wine education with all of you. The purpose of this blog is to guide YOU, to get you more comfortable with that magical substance in your wine glass, and to help you feel […]

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