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We’ve gone outside the box for this one!

1. Château La Mascaronne, Quat Saisons Rose 2018

Château La Mascaronne is owned by Tom Bove.  He was born and raised in Indiana. The 72-year-old American engineer and businessman–turned–wine producer continues to buy and restore neglected Provence wine estates such as this Chateau.

Bove has a rare touch. In 1993, he convinced his family to buy Provence’s historic Château Miraval, and the majestic 18th-century manor, and converted it to organic farming and winemaking. In 2012, he sold the 1,000-acre package for $60M to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.  With the money, he turned his attention to the acquisition and revival of Chateau La Mascaronne.

This rose is a blend of Cinsault and Grenache grapes.

Education:  What is Cinsault?  Cinsaut (often spelled Cinsault) is a dark-skinned grape variety traditionally used as a blending partner for Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre as part of the classic Southern Rhone blend. In rosé it provides aromatics, acidity and bright fruit flavors.  It’s simply a great rosé grape! Cooper’s Price $22.99

2. Walter Scott 2017 Freedom Hill Vineyard Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

Freedom Hill Vineyard is tucked into the coast range on a gentle southeast slope. Protected from the Van Duzer coastal winds, this vineyard has a warmer climate than the rest of the Eola-Amity Hills. The soils here are a sedimentary, uplifted seabed and are thought to be among the oldest in the region. This soil, combined with the microclimate and meticulous farming, consistently produces very structured wines.

Tasting Notes:  The 2017 Freedom Hill Chardonnay has delicate aromas of fennel, yellow flowers and mixed citrus; there is an emphasis on Meyer lemon with a hint of smoke lingering on the finish. The palate is a balance of density and elegance, with juicy acidity and a stony mineral finish.   

Kevin’s Notes:  This is BIG NEWS, we only have two cases of this amazing wine, but depending on our sales this weekend, but we may get more.  Trust me, there isn’t wine shop in the country tasting this wine. This is first vintage of this Chardonnay from this amazing vineyard.  Only 200 cases were produced! Cooper’s Price $49.99

Wild Roots All Natural Infused Vodkas

Wild Roots Distillery Infused Vodka offers all-naturally infused spirits. Utilizing the flavorful and abundant fruit from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Wild Roots Distillery’s Apple and Cinnamon, Raspberry, Marionberry, Pear, and the NEW Huckleberry infused vodkas taste as fresh and ripe as nature intended. 

Starting with a 5x distilled, and 5x filtered, grain-based vodka, each bottle of Wild Roots is infused with over a pound of all-natural Northwest-grown fruit. The flavors are bold, rich, and native to this idyllic region.  

Pear Basil Martini:  PEAR-BASIL MARTINI                                   

1.5 oz Wild Roots Pear Vodka

.5 elderflower liqueur

1 oz lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

2 basil leaves

In a shaker with ice, muddle basil and a wedge of lemon. 

Add remaining ingredients and shake until icy and strain into a martini glass with pear wedge garnishes.


2 oz. Wild Roots Huckleberry Vodka

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Serve over ice with lemon slices

Cooper’s Barmbrack Sour

Our Barmbrack Sour is inspired by the true Irish Soul Food – the Barmbrack. This is a loaf of bread with currants or raisins, offering a candied, warm, nutty taste. Boasting a smooth, foamy finish this cocktail is impressive but easy.

A few ways you can mix up this recipe:

  • Switch out the citrus – try something sweeter like orange or more sour like lime
  • Switch the type of nut – toasted pecans work great and offer a nuttier flavor


1.5 oz Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

1 tsp White Sugar

1 tsp Apricot Jam

.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

1 Egg White

1 pinch Cinnamon, Freshly Grated Nutmeg

1 pinch Chopped Toasted Walnuts


  • Add whiskey, sugar, jam, lemon juice and bitters into a cocktail shaker and stir. Add the egg white and pinch of cinnamon.
  • Dry shake without ice to combine ingredients.
  • Add ice and shake vigorously
  • Once well shaken up, fine strain into glass and garnish with toasted walnuts and a light dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg.


  • If you have to use an alternate whiskey, at least but be sure to keep it Irish
  • 1.5 oz is the size of a standard jigger – the larger side is 1 oz and the smaller side is .5 oz
  • If egg whites aren’t your thing or you are vegan, try a certified organic gum paste. This contains gum arabic, a mixture of different complex sugars, i.e. carbohydrates, which when shaken, ensure that the mixture is more heavily emulsified and becomes delicately bonded, much like when an egg white is beaten. It also forms the coveted foam.

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Sharon’s Blueberry Thyme Gin Smash

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Summer Gin Recipes

Gin Recipes for Summer

Here are some refreshing and easy-to-make cocktails using Gin! 

French 75

French75Gin and Champagne make a wonderfully bubbly duo, which is why this classic cocktail is always a good idea.

Grapefruit Tarragon Gin and Tonic


Grapefruit Tarragon Gin and Tonic


Grilled Cherry Sours

cherry sours 1This recipe is a little more complicated, but very worth the effort! There are two parts to this recipe. First, the simple syrup, and then the cocktail.



Part 1 – Cherry Thyme Simple Syrup:

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Part 2 – The Cocktail:

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Bushmills Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Cocktail Recipes…

Here are some easy cocktails you can throw together for St. Patricks Day!

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Stout Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Stout Chocolate Brownies Recipe…

Enjoy some delicious stout brownies to celebrate St. Patricks Day this march!

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Garlic Parmesan and Herb Beer Bread Recipe

Garlic Parmesan and Herb Beer Bread Recipe…


Here’s our first recipe of the month. This makes 1 loaf of delicious beer bread using Guinness Draught:


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