Beaujolais: A Serious Wine

Beaujolais: A Serious Wine

The third Thursday of November is most commonly known amongst wine enthusiasts internationally as “Beaujolais Day,” a celebration of the date when Beaujolais Nouveau is released worldwide each year. Many people are familiar with Beaujolais Nouveau - it’s fairly light, easy to drink, typically fruity, and is meant to be drunk somewhat immediately, opposed to...
December 05, 2015 — Mel Calabro
The Art of The Home Bar

The Art of The Home Bar

As the summer heat rolls in and the thought of packing in a sweaty, crowded bar becomes less and less appealing, nothing beats an impromptu at-home cocktail hour with friends. The ability to swiftly whip up a refreshing Negroni or classic Old Fashioned from your well-stocked home bar is one of life's more satisfying (and...
Wine Pairings 101

Wine Pairings 101

Any sommelier worth their weight in Cabernet Sauvignon will tell you that the secret to a successful food and wine pairing is striking a balance: allowing the flavors in both food and wine to amplify each other while ensuring that nothing gets overshadowed or masked. Subjective tastes can be tricky to navigate, so achieving the...
February 08, 2015 — Ledbury
Winter Cocktails / Whiskey

Winter Cocktails / Whiskey

Whiskey. It’s bold, complex, and a drink with many nuances. Whether bourbon or rye, whiskey is our drink of choice when bellied up to the bar for a cocktail or taking a few sips on the rocks at home. We recently caught up with James Kohler, friend and Beverage Director at Saison restaurant, for some...
January 22, 2015 — Ledbury
Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Cocktails

Take a tip from our in-house bartender, Rob, and be the host of the hour at this year's holiday gatherings. Hello Ledbury readers! I am happy to have been asked once again to share with you a few seasonally-appropriate drinking options for this holiday season. Today I have three drinks to show you – two...
December 19, 2014 — Ledbury
Camp Runamok

Camp Runamok

A lot of us probably have great memories of summer camp. It was a time to get away, a weird, glorious collection of hikes, awkward dances, and archery. Regardless of your summer camp experience, there are very few of us who have experienced a camp quite like the one our friend James Kohler just attended...
How To: Infusing Spirits

How To: Infusing Spirits

We need to talk. It’s about that bottle of flavored vodka that you have stashed in your pantry. You should just go ahead and throw it away. Why? Because you can probably make it at home for less than the cost of that bottle you put in the recycling bin. And you’ll feel proud of...
The Battle of Puebla

The Battle of Puebla

There is something different about today. It’s Monday, and Mondays are always a little strange. Maybe it’s those colorful flags intentionally draped between two monotone office buildings around the corner. It’s a nice pop of color. You nod approvingly and keep moving. Then as you pass by the Tex-Mex lunch spot, you glimpse some streamers...
Guide to Summer Beer

Guide to Summer Beer

June is almost over and summer is officially upon us. For many of us, this means feet in the sand, long vacations, and cookouts in the backyard. For craft beer fans, it means a new assortment of seasonally appropriate brews. Witbiers, lagers, ales and pilsners -- the name of the game is light, crisp and...
June 27, 2013 — Ledbury
Cocktails at the Roosevelt

Cocktails at the Roosevelt

We recently caught up with T. and Brandon, the men behind the bar of The Roosevelt — a restaurant we occasionally mention on our blog from time to time. The Roosevelt hosts one of the best-managed bars in Richmond, and enjoying a cocktail or two at the restaurant is always a pleasure. Ranging from fruity...