Wine, Beer & Cocktails

Tap the keg

Sun King Brewery & Spirits Is Taking Over the Old JDub's Space

The Indianapolis-based brewery is taking over the old JDub's space on Mango Avenue in Sarasota.

02/01/2022 By Samantha Lane

Dry Times

Cutting Your Alcohol Use in January? Try Low-Alcohol Or Alcohol-Free Wines.

Many low-alcohol or alcohol-free wines are also lacking in taste, but new brands offer alternatives.

01/19/2022 By Bob McGinn

In hindsight

A Look Back at the Year in Wine

From climate change to the rise of wine influencers, these are the stories that dominated the wine world in 2021.

01/05/2022 By Bob McGinn

Mergers and Acquisitions

Big Changes Are Underway in the Bradenton Craft Beer Scene

The Darwin Brewing Co. brand has been sold to a Clearwater brewery, while its physical location has been acquired by a Tampa brewery.

12/22/2021 By Marc Griffin

Let's party

Tips on Buying the Perfect Wine for Your Holiday Party

With Christmas and New Year's Eve looming, here's what to bring to your next gathering.

12/22/2021 By Bob McGinn

Making Spirits Bright

Homemade Irish Cream Is an Excellent (and Easy) Holiday Gift

Make this, then bask in the knowledge that you're the best gift-giver of the year.

12/20/2021 By Megan McDonald

Dive In

Sarasota's Coolest New Bar Is Tucked Inside the Back of a Liquor Store

Dive Wine & Spirits is your new destination for a great cocktail.

12/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's Get Holly Jolly

Six Sarasota Bars Making Spirits Bright

Gather for merry company, bright decor and Yuletime cheer.

12/10/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

The More the Berrier

Lila's Red Berry Mocktail Looks and Tastes Like the Holidays

You won't miss the alcohol in this drink, which combines kombucha, tea and rose syrup.

12/08/2021 By Dedriana Perry

Under the Tuscan Sun

The Past, Present and Future of Chianti, Italy's Most Famous Wine

Our wine blogger recently Zoomed with the owner of Italy's Badia a Coltibuono to discuss wine regulations, climate change and more.

12/08/2021 By Bob McGinn

Free Spirits

You Won't Miss the Alcohol in Sage's Highly Sippable 'Nogroni'

This version of the classic Negroni will keep spirits bright.

11/22/2021 By Dedriana Perry

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The Wines You Need to Be Drinking This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving wines should both complement the food being served and help people relax.

11/17/2021 By Bob McGinn

Raise a Glass

Michael Klauber Is a Wine Impresario

Tracing the career of the person who has probably done more to promote fine wine in Sarasota than anyone else.

11/03/2021 By Bob McGinn

Let's Start the Bidding

The Florida Winefest Auction Offers a Number of Terrific Wine Experiences

But the clock is ticking... The virtual auction ends on Sunday, Oct. 24.

10/19/2021 By Bob McGinn

I got the blues

Looking for a New Wine? Give Austria's Blaufränkisch a Try.

The wine is light, with good color and balance, and goes great with food.

10/13/2021 By Bob McGinn

Put a Bid on It

Florida Winefest Is Holding an Online Auction With Some Seriously Impressive Items

Money from the event goes to help nonprofits that assist kids and families in need.

10/06/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Race for the prize

Sarasota Brewery Hosts Running Club With Ice-Cold Rewards

Big Top Brewing Company is home to a running club that meets at 6 p.m. every Monday.

09/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Back to School

Want to Learn More About Wine? Enroll in 'Wine School.'

Eric Asimov's monthly column helps wine lovers explore new varietals and examine their biases.

09/22/2021 By Bob McGinn

Vive la France!

A Unique Sarasota Club Gathers to Celebrate the Wines of Bordeaux

The local chapter of the international Commanderie de Bordeaux hosts regular dinners that highlight specific varieties of Bordeaux wines.

09/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker