This holiday season, Gervasi Vineyard is adding excitement and joy to celebrations with family, friends, and co-workers. Each week leading up to Christmas, we’ll share a new idea for experiencing Gervasi with your loved ones.
Executive Chef at Gervasi Vineyard Shares His Techniques for Preparing Exquisite Meals for the Holidays
Do your holiday meal plans this year include smaller intimate get-togethers or are you planning slightly larger scale holiday gatherings? Either way, it is a great year to offer family and friends a meal to remember.
To help make this holiday season memorable for more reasons than the pandemic, join Gervasi Vineyard (GV) for a series of cooking demonstrations to learn ways to make your holiday meals extraordinary. (more…)
Bourbon is a type of whiskey. But where does the name “bourbon” actually come from? It’s simple really. In the early 1800s when whiskey was shipped down the Mississippi River, it was referred to as “whiskey from Bourbon,” meaning Bourbon County. In 1821, it was first advertised as “bourbon whiskey,” and within 20 years, bourbon was the household name for American corn whiskey. (more…)
Many classic cocktails around the world are products of inspiration and grass-roots popularity growth. The Moscow Mule is not one of those cocktails. Instead, it was designed intentionally to fix a problem and then paired with good marketing. When it was created in the 1941, this drink was created to “fix” the lack-luster sales of vodka, ginger beer, and copper mugs. (more…)
Martinis are everywhere and come in an uncountable number of variations. It’s one of the few cocktails that even has a piece of glassware named specifically for it. But how did this come to be? How did something that started out as a fairly simple drink become so well known that it can be found in every part of the globe? The answer takes us back to the American West, specifically, during the Gold Rush. (more…)
Some cocktails are born from necessity, others from the love of the craft. The Negroni, however, seems to have been created from the desire to simply make a stronger drink to consume.
It was 1919 in Italy and one of the most popular cocktails was the Americano (comprised of Campari, vermouth, and soda). The Americano was light and refreshing; overall a great choice when dealing with the Italian summer heat. Count Camillo Negroni desired something more. After spending some time living in London, he became accustomed to the more potent nature of the spirits abroad. (more…)