Fortified Wine

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Stephanie Teslar of Blue Hound in Phoenix Uses Sherry in Her Fall Cocktail Menu

    The first thing that probably comes to mind when someone says the word sherry is its use in cooking. While the fortified wine does have its place in the kitchen, Stephanie Teslar is using it to mix up five different cocktails at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. If you're not already on the sherry coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    How to Make a Sherry Cobbler

    We're more than a little crazy about wine at the restaurant where I work. So, it stands to reason that some of the cocktails we have draw inspiration from the wine world. For example, we recently picked up several bottles of fino sherry. At first, I wasn't sure what to think of the venerable fortif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Stuff I'm Geekin' On: Port

    What do you think of when you hear the words "port wine?" British gentlemen's clubs? Cigars? Mikhail Gorbachev? I think of the delicious, sweet, fortified wine of the Douro River Valley of Portugal. Few wines are as rich in history and culture as Port, or Oporto, or Vinho do Porto, just a few of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    How to Make a Flame of Love Martini

    I do love a cocktail that involves showmanship. And few cocktails have quite the flair of this week's Last Call, the Flame of Love martini. With a name like that, how could I resist making one for Valentine's Day? The Flame of Love was created in 1970 for none other than the legendary Dean Martin. ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Matthew Weston of the Royal Palms in Phoenix Talks Dessert Wines

    If the thought of dessert wine brings up memories of pre-legal hangovers or cooking sherry, it's time to give dessert wines another chance. Dessert wines can be a sophisticated addition to any menu. We interviewed Matthew Weston, sommelier and beverage manager for the Royal Palms resort for some in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Oak Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

    Erica O'Neil Does this empty bottle of Oak Creek portend an awesome BoB find? ​Anyone who has searched the couch cushions for a handful of change knows that boozing on an extreme budget can be a risky proposition. To help you decide how to spend that meager pile of pennies, we've scraped th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

    Illustration by Cyndi Coon​ Looking for a taste of fall without having to work too hard? Pick up a can of pumpkin puree and everything thing else for this recipe is most likely in your cupboard already. This is a quick and tasty soup made from mostly canned goods, so if you don't have them on ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Canal Unveils New Dinner Menu

    Don't worry, Canal still has its 30 Dollar Sandwich, comically priced at 29.99. The SouthBridge restaurant continues to dish up crispy parmesan fries, and you dirty-minded people can still have ahi three ways, too. But there are plenty of new dishes to check out on executive chef Justin Beckett's ne ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 8, 1996