Wine Cocktail Wednesday: New York Sour


While scouring the internet searching for the perfect red wine cocktail recipe for this week’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday, we ran across the New York Sour. A red wine twist on the classic whiskey sour. This recipe calls for the use of a sweet red wine, such as Shiraz or Malbec. Try it out with any of our great selections here:


2 ounces Rye or Bourbon Whiskey

1 ounce fresh Lemon juice

1 ounce simple syrup *

1/2 ounce Wines by Wives red wine (sweet red wine such as Shiraz or Malbec)


Combine 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey, 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, and 1 ounce simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Gently pour 1/2 ounce fruity red wine over the back of a spoon held just above the drink’s surface so wine floats on top.

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Recipe serves 1

*Simple Syrup: Can be purchased or made by following this recipe. In a small saucepan heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. When the sugar is completely dissolved remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 week.

Recipe and photo from Bon Apetit


Go ahead, have some wine…it’s Thirsty Thursday


Go ahead, have some's Thirsty Thursday

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Happy First Day of Spring! Refreshing Lilly Pad for Wine Cocktail Wednesday


It’s the first day of Spring, and we can’t wait for the fresh, crisp air and the warm breezes. Today’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday drink is a preview of the wonderful season of new beginnings, cool nights, and blowy afternoons. The Lily Pad, is made with Pinot Grigio, and is as refreshing and relaxing as having brunch outside on a Spring morning. Try it with our new St. Marina Pinot Grigio found here: or any of your favorite Wines by WIves Pinot Grigio‘s found here:


4 oz. Pinot Grigio (Try Wines by Wives St. Marina Pinot Grigio:
1.5 oz Lime Juice Mixer
3 oz Lemon Wedges, and a splash of soda


Build in a glass over ice. Squeeze lemon wedge on top. Stir. You can garnish with a lime wedge.

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Recipe From The Wine Bar

Throwback Thursday! Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson


Throwback Thursday! Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson

Throwback Thursday: Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson at the Wines by Wives launch party last year! Do you guys remember this episode from last season on Real Housewives of Orange County?

Happy International Women’s Day!


Wines by Wives would like to take a moment to wish all the wonderful women of the world a Happy International Women’s Day!

Women’s Day began as a protest in New York City in the early 1900’s against the mistreatment and inequality of women in the workforce. The first National Women’s Day was observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909. After many women’s day conferences in the U.S. and Europe, the movement gained recognition and several European countries began observing the day. The Russian women’s “Bread and Peace” strike during WWI catapulted the movement into what it is today. in response to the deaths of 2 million Russian soldiers, Russian women in the work force went on strike for 4 days, forcing the Czar to give Russian women the right to vote. International Women’s Day is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. In many countries IWD is celebrated just as you would celebrate Mother’s Day, with men and children giving gifts ad showing appreciation to the important women in their lives.

Let’s make today a day of recognition, appreciation, and support to any woman who has touched your life.

Carla Facciolo, Big Ang, and Drita D’Avanzo Meet and Greet in NY!


Carla Facciolo is back to Midway Wines and Liquors for a meet and greet this Saturday, March 9, 2013. We know many of you couldn’t make it last time because of the snow storm, but here’s another chance to meet your favorite Mob Wife. This time Carla is bringing Drita and Big Ang with her! You can meet the ladies from 1-4 pm at Midway Wines and Liquors 973 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583

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Wines by Wives and Vicki Gunvalson Support Tamra Barney’s C.U.T. Fitness!


Vicki Gunvalson and Wines by Wives Support Tamra Barney's C.U.T. Fitness!

March 2nd Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge held the grand opening of their new fitness studio, C.U.T. Fitness. The day was filled with free 30 minute fitness classes, and giveaways including C.U.T. Fitness memberships, t-shirts, and gift certificates. All festivities occurred in the couple’s new gym in Orange County . Vicki Gunvalson stopped by to celebrate the opening of Tamra’s new venture, and of course Wines by Wives was there to show support also! For more information on Tamra and Eddie’s new gym please visit