First Colony Winery: In The Heart of Virginia Wine Country

First Colony Winery is now 11 years old! The winery and vineyard located in Virginia’s Albemarle County, “The Heart of Virginia Wine Country,” celebrated another successful year this past weekend with an Open House and wine specials. We caught up with First Colony to...

Consume Every Ounce: Arrowhead Wine Cellars

Fresh fruit, fine wine, and everything in between… Welcome to Arrowhead Wine Cellars. Nestled between the shore of Lake Erie and the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains, Arrowhead Wine Cellars sits in a bed of fertile soil that has been revered for its quality since...

Take a Vow: Virginia’s Potomac Point Winery

Southern charm, an Italian winemaker, and sprawling vineyards please the senses and emit an other-worldly, oft-forgotten romanticism that visitors to Potomac Point Winery are quickly, and happily, reminded of. Playing host to numerous events, clubs, and private...

Destination New England: Taylor Brook Winery

Tucked into the scenic rolling hills of northeastern Connecticut, more than two thousand carefully cultivated vines are readying their fruits for yet another fantastic year at Taylor Brooke Winery. The vineyard and winery, which just recently opened in June 2004, has...

Destination Columbia River Gorge: Maryhill Winery

Winding through the snowcapped Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the awe-inspiring Columbia River has served as a guide to travelers, explorers and those seeking to fulfill their own personal manifest destiny since the 19th Century’s first expeditions of...

Benigna’s Creek Winery: Consume Every Ounce

If you had the pleasure of attending last year’s Annual Pennsylvania Wine Competition, then we won’t have to tell you how accomplished winemaker Rick Masser and his Benigna’s Creek Winery have become since opening in 2001. That’s because the family owned winery swept...

Vacation Proposals: Getaway to Cape May

Get married in South Jersey’s most picturesque summer getaway! Complete with cool ocean breezes and a mild climate, the serene Cape May Winery & Vineyards has all of the elegance and natural beauty that you could desire on your most special of days. Perched in the...

Destination Elk Country, PA: Elk Mountain Winery

In the midst of a cold and crisp Pennsylvania winter, there is no warmer escape than that provided by friends, food and fine wine. So what better feeling could there be than stepping out of the snow and into the comfortable and accommodating setting of Elk Country’s...

Destination Arkansas River Valley: Cowie Wine Cellars

Between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas sits on oasis of down home living, mountain views and the sweet taste of locally produced wine. This is Cowie Wine Cellars: home of perhaps the state’s most experienced winemaker, and certainly its most devoted...

Chimay Blue Magnum: Grandeur Beer for the Connoisseur

On the surface, the Chimay Blue Magnum may appear to be nothing more than an oversized version of the original 11.2 and 25.4 oz Chimay bottles found worldwide, but, as with much that comes from the Belgian brewery, there is more to this ale than meets the eye. The...

Make Your Own Organic Apple Cider!

Making your own adult beverages this winter? Take a tip from mulling master Jim Koan – the man that put the “J.K.” in J.K.’s Scrumpy Cider – and try out this simple cider recipe: Ingredients: 1. Bottle of J.K.’s Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold Organic Hard Cider 2. Cinnamon...

Organic Tastes: New Belgium’s Mothership Wit Wheat Beer

Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery, best known for its flavorful Fat Tire Amber Ale, has released an organic beer for the first time. Named for its breweries affectionate nickname “The Mothership,” Mothership Wit Organic Wheat Beer is one of several new beers in New...

Famous Wine Lists: Hearth Restaurant

A great wine list is so much more than a collection of quality wines – it is a guide to pairings, a description of flavors, and, above all, an introduction to new dining possibilities. And while many wine lists rely on the elegance of their selection to speak for...

Looking for an Organic Pesticide? Try Live Falcons!

Napa Valley’s Cakebread Cellars, crafters of one of the tastiest Chardonnays on the planet, are getting creative with their sustainable practices in the vineyard. Where scarecrows once dwelled, pesticides once poisoned, and nets once hung, live birds of prey are now...

Samuel Adams Winter Lager: “The Best Thing on This Planet”

Samuel Adams makes its Winter Lager the way beer was made in Medieval Europe: “Using more malt per liter to push up the potency of the beer, and to warm a beer drinker’s heart on long winter nights.” The dark wheat bock’s complex taste is the result of a blend of...

Power Up with The Easiest Corkscrew Ever!

All I want for Christmas is to open my wine bottles with the touch of a button… And now I can, and will, with the Power Up Corkscrew available on EpicStyle.com! This wonderful device takes all of the stress out of opening wine. No more twisting, pulling, stressing or...

Merry Christmas from Ghent’s Oldest Brewery!

Belgium’s Huyghe Brewery, now more than 350 years old, is back with the seasonal release of its winter Delirium Ale. And, of course, that mysterious little pink elephant on the iconic ceramic bottle is once again dressing up for the holidays! Delirium Noel, the winter...

Drinking Games: King’s Cup

Everybody gather ‘round, circle the cards, and show off your royal drinking and thinking prowess – but whatever you do, do not pick up that fourth and final King! It’s time for King’s Cup – arguably the most social, entertaining and revealing drinking game ever...

Flavor Flav’s Flavored Spirits!

Flavor Flav, the former Public Enemy member and VH1 Reality TV Star, has announced that his brand new line of alcoholic beverages is finally set to hit stores nationwide in January. Called Le Flav Spirits, the company is releasing several flavored vodkas as well as a...

Pabst Art: Win a Year of Beer and Have Fun Designing Online!

The one and only Pabst Blue Ribbon has a truly unique website dedicated to fan art and interesting happenings around the global Pabst community. The website also plays host to the annual Pabst Art Contest, in which art submitted to the Pabst Art Website is chosen for...

The Best Cheeses of 2010!

EpicStyle is celebrating the end of 2010 with a look back at the Best Award Winning Cheeses from this year! Check out our list of Ultimate Champion Cheeses below, and then head over to Epic’s Online Store for all the Wine and Cheese Accessories you’ll need to enjoy...

Famous Wine Lists: Aureole Las Vegas

When Charlie Palmer decided to expand his New York City sensation Aureole to a second location, he wanted to make sure it lived up to its sister restaurant in the Big Apple. Here we are all these years later, and there is no question that the dining experience at...

Wilco Selects: Oranic Ethiopia Sidama Homecho Waeno Coffee

Wake up with Wilco Selects, the limited edition coffee coming this month from the indie rock legends. The avant gard band of musicians is new to the coffee business, but with the help of Intelligentsia’s Cupping Lab, Wilco had to do little more than taste test and...

Manatawny Creek Winery: Running on the Sun

“Manatawny Creek” may be Native American for “Where we meet to drink,” but nowadays the winery that boasts the Pennsylvania waterway’s name has become famous for more than its fine wines. One of the region’s leading wineries in the growing trend toward eco-friendly...

5 Star Getaways: Barcelo La Bobadilla

Tucked away in the rolling hills of southern Spain, an Andalusian-style palace still sits peacefully under the sun, inviting guests from around the world to relax and lavish in this hidden resort paradise. Set on a private, 1000 acre estate, the grounds of Barcelo La...

The New Champagne of Beers: Sam Adams Infinitum Beer

The world’s largest craft beer company is joining forces with the world’s oldest brewery to develop a truly new type of beer. Sam Adams, the Boston brewery known for its seasonal ales and experimental flavors, partnered with Germany’s 1,000 year old Weihenstephan...

Muddling 101: Brazil’s Cachaça Caipirinha

Muddling makes every drink better – just ask the Brazilians who have been smashing sugar and fresh fruit into their cocktails for generations. And there’s no better proof than the caipirinha: Brazil’s national beverage that comprises little more than lime, sugar and...

Cooking with Spirits: Oprah’s Thanksgiving Treats!

We all know that the best advice comes from one place: Oprah. That being said, it’s Thanksgiving time and I know most of us could use a little help in the kitchen… So, without any further adieu, here are some of our favorite Oprah recipes for the holidays, each...

Obscure Wines Made Easy: Australia’s Semillon

Once the most widely grown grape in the world, Semillon is now oft forgotten in the discussion of popular white wines. And although it is still the most heavily grown white grape variety in the Bordeaux region of France (where it originated), Semillon has really come...

New Releases: Heineken’s Black Light Bottle

Heineken is releasing a new specialty bottle for their world famous lager. Called the Heineken STR Bottle, the sleek aluminum design holds 16oz of the Dutch beer – a step up from their traditional 12oz variety. And club-goers will be really excited to hear that the...

Timesaving Tips: Aerate Your Wine

No time to decant? No worries! Today’s timesaving aerators are doing the job that once took 15-30 minutes in just seconds. As opposed to traditional decanters, which open up the wine to the air simply by enlarging the surface area, aerators forcefully introduce oxygen...

Flavor of the Week: Adult Chocolate Milk!

“Re-taste your youth. At 40 proof.” Chocolate milk is back and better than ever before! And it’s all thanks to Adult Chocolate Milk, the latest rage in flavored spirits to hit the US market. The recipe for this ready-to-pour-and-serve alcoholic beverage was dreamed up...

Another Flavored Vodka Already? Abosolut-ly!

On October 18, 2010, Absolut unveiled yet another release in its industry-leading line of flavored vodkas at a chic party hosted by Villa L’Abri in Cannes. According to a press release from Absolut, the limited edition flavor was “created exclusively for global...

The Hess Collection: Two Passions Under One Roof

Donald Hess has been collecting some of the world’s finest modern art since the 1960’s, but it wasn’t until his dreams of starting his own winery became fulfilled in 1989 that the art was made available to the public. Choosing to settle just outside of Napa Valley,...

Destination New Mexico: Willmon Vineyards

The oldest wine growing region in the United States may not be the largest or most famous in the country, but we want to thank Willmon Vineyards co-founder Jessica Willmon for reminding us of “This little hidden jewel in the middle of New Mexico.” First used to...

The Tastiest Healthy Beers!

We all know that beer makes you fat… right? Well, of course too much of a good thing is never healthy, but recent scientific research has confirmed that drinking beer in moderation can actually be as beneficial for your body as red wine! But drinker beware – only a...

Drink of the Week: Campari Americano

If you have had the chance to explore the gorgeous county of Italy, you have undoubtedly noticed the little red cocktail that the locals seem to be sipping on at all hours of the day. It looks delicious – and is – but many first-time tasters are caught off guard by...

Drinking Games: Liar’s Dice

It’s lady luck time again, and this week we are focusing on an unusual type of drinking game – one that involves skill… That’s right, put your poker face on because we’re playing Liar’s Dice of Pirates of the Caribbean and Red Dead Redemption fame. Need to Play:...

Big Year For Dogfish Head Draft Brewery

Not only is Dogfish Head releasing one of this year’s most highly anticipated seasonal ales, but owner Sam Calagione is also gearing up for his debut as host of the Discovery Channels new show BREW MASTERS. BREW MASTERS promises to follow Calagione and friends on an...

Colorado’s Finest: Garfield Estates Vineyard & Winery

High desert terrain, timeless mountainside terroir, snow-capped peaks lining the horizon… Why travel to Argentina or Germany to experience a winery set in such a picturesque location when Colorado’s Grand Valley has it all? With such an ideal growing environment, it’s...

Flavor of the Week: Grey Goose La Poire Flavored Vodka

Grey Goose La Poire, the fourth flavored vodka to come from the trend-setting French vodka company, joyfully blends one of the smoothest vodkas in the world with the unique taste of Anjou pears. Balancing the sweetness of French pears with the elegant taste that has...

Health Benefits: White vs. Red Wine

We’ve all heard that a glass of red wine a day helps keep the doctor away, but what about those delicious whites chilling in the refrigerator? Well, for those health-conscious wine drinkers that have been stocking their vitamin and supplement shelves strictly with...

Obscure Wines Made Easy: Hacienda Monasterio’s Ribera del Duero

“I’ll take the… uh…um… that one?” Remember that first time you had to order wine on a date?  Way back before you knew the difference between Pinot and Merlot, you were probably more nervous about choosing from that lengthy list than you were going in for an...

BarWars: The Battle for Cruise’s Crown

We’ve all seen Cocktail, but is Cruise’s character Brian Flanagan still considered the coolest bartender of all time?  The participants at Quebec’s first annual BarWars Flair Competition might have something to say about that… Fifteen participants from around the...

Absolut’s Glimmering Glamour Bottle

No surprise here: Absolut is releasing this year’s coolest special edition bottle. The Swedish company’s always aesthetically pleasing design team has taken a new approach for their latest collector’s edition, this time not only re-styling the bottle but also...

Skittles, Snickers, or Cabernet?

Vending machines stocked with around 50 varieties of wine ranging from $5.99-$22.99 are now open in several Pennsylvania towns. The machines require age-identification (face must match driver’s license via video link) as well as a Breathalyzer test before purchasing...

Flavor of the Week: Absolut Berri Açaí

Absolut, our favorite flavored-vodka pioneer, returned with yet another tantalizing treat for your tastebuds in 2010.  This time, the Swedish company made our pick as EpicStyle Flavor of the Week by tapping into the samba spirit of the “it” fruit of the day: açaí....

Famous Wine Lists: The French Laundry

With over 100 pages to delight your taste buds and match each of founder Thomas Keller’s world-class culinary creations, the wine list at Napa Valley’s The French Laundry is something every high-end collector should both reference and admire. We have a little rule of...

Fall Beer Is Here: Stone’s Seasonal Double Bastard Ale

Stone is kicking off November the way every brewery should – with the seasonal release of their 10.5% alc/vol Double Bastard Ale!  Recognized as Stone’s most anticipated seasonal brew year after year, Double Bastard has been known to sell out in liquor stores within...

A Growing Business: Brentwood Spices and Olive Oil

Fifteen years ago, California’s Contra Costa County did not host a single olive oil company.  Today, however, the Bay Area region is setting the trends of the blossoming oil industry… and it is all thanks to one trend-setting small business known as Brentwood Spice...

The Truth About Synthetic Corks

Unfortunately, many good wines are being overlooked by shoppers because of their corks – or lack thereof.  But EpicStyle wants the truth to be known: bottles using synthetic corks or twist-off caps are not necessarily second-class citizens of the wine world. True, it...

And The Annual Absolut Art Award Goes To…

Argentina-born Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija will be the recipient of the second annual Absolut Art Award on November 4.  The honor, which comes complete with a € 15.000 prize, was established to celebrate innovative and non-conventional contemporary artists around...

Marques de Riscal: Spain’s City of Wine

What is the ideal environment for a winery? Is it an open vineyard, surrounded only by crisp European air and archaic stone structures outdating your entire wine collection? Or is it within the comfort of a post-modern masterpiece with the world’s most advanced...

EpicStyle’s World’s Hottest Ice Bars

Cold drinks, cool atmosphere, chill people and hot chicks? Why am I not in an ice bar right now? Sweden’s Absolut, long known for its groundbreaking design and marketing methods, created the first ice bar in 1994. Since then the novelty of visiting a bar completely...

The Summer Sale

Time for some casual clothes with warm days ahead. And like the song goes, “…and the livin’s easy”, so we’re making it easy for your to purchase caps, tank tops, t-shirts and flip-flops, all on sale now through August 31st. See Sale...

Entertaining Outdoors

With the warmer weather and longer days, it’s only natural that you should have your next get-together outside. You can have the perfect party outdoors with a few helpful accessories to ensure everyone has a good time. Better (and Safer) Than Glass Avoid the...

Celebrate Spring – 20% Off Select Bar Accessories

The perfect way to celebrate spring! For the month of April, treat yourself  to a whopping 20% off on some of our hottest bar accessories.  This sale includes Cocktail Pics & Stirrers, Martini Glasses, Shakers & Sets, and so much more.  See Sale...