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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

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

Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Dreaming of You


Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday get a little lovestruck this week with “Dreaming of You”. Consider this simple cocktail to share with your sweetie this Valentine’s day. Our Moscato is great for this Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday recipe. Shop Wines by Wives Moscato


4 oz Moscato
1.5 oz Pomegranate Juice
1 oz Pink grapefruit juice
Splash Soda water
Directions: Build in glass over ice and stir. Cheers!
We hope everyone has a very love filled Valentine’s Day!
p.s. We have great Valentine’s day gift baskets available here:
recipe and photo from: the wine bar

It’s after 12:00 pm! Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Apple Pie in the Sky


What is more comforting than apple pie? For us, it’s wine version of apple pie! Try this cocktail with our new Moscato


2 ounces Moscato (shop Wines by Wives Moscato

2 ounces apple juice

1/4 ounce honey

1/2 ounce clear cinnamon schnapps

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill.
Strain into cinnamon and sugar rimmed cocktail glass. (to coat the rim in cinnamon sugar, moisten the rim and dip into sugar. You can also garnish by using an apple slice dipped in the cinnamon sugar)
Recipe and photo from Barefoot Wines

Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine


For this Wines by Wives wine cocktail Wednesday we have a simple, Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine. This spicy warm cocktail is great for chillier winter nights. Try it with any of our great red wines:


  • 1 Bottle of Red Wine (low-mid range Zinfindels and Cabs work well)
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 teaspoon whole clove


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large heavy pot, like a dutch oven, or your crock-pot.
  2. Stir well to dissolve the honey, slowly warm over low heat, without boiling.
  3. Keep it barely hot all day, topping up with more wine, juice, and honey.
  4. Serve in mugs or thick, heat-safe glass.

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Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday: San Francisco Sangaree


The red color of today’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday drink got us first, then we saw it included cherries and couldn’t resist! We think this will be a hit at the Thanksgiving table. Try this with our newest 2009 Bargetto Merlot

4 cherries
¼ oz. simple syrup
1½ oz. merlot
1 oz. bourbon
1 lemon slice
To make simple syrup, mix equal parts hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Muddle cherries in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, simple syrup, wine, bourbon, and lemon slice. Shake and strain into a glass.
Source: H. Joseph Ehrmann, Proprietor of Elixir