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WINE, SPIRITS, BEER & MORE

For oenophiles, beer lovers and aficionados of fine spirits

From wine reviews, food pairings, cocktail recipes and top spirits to the best beers, bar accessories and events, GAYOT provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in adult beverages. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just getting started, there's always something new to learn. Explore the new wine releases for June and GAYOT's list of top 10 barbecue wines.


Just a few miles from St. Tropez lies the Estate of Château Saint-Maur, shielded from strong winds and enjoying a mild maritime climate suited to winemaking


NEW RELEASES FOR JULY 2015
Wine Reviews

From sparkling champagnes and Italian whites to Uruguayan reds and great Stateside choices, here are our latest selections of wine for the month.

New Wine Releases


A classic martini is a mix of gin, vermouth and crushed ice, shaken or stirred


BOTTOMS UP
The Classics Never Fade
Some cocktails transcend current trends — they're timeless and always delicious. Try making these winners from GAYOT's collection of classic cocktail recipes.

Try GAYOT's martini recipe

Make GAYOT's gimlet


The Negroni by Gary Regan explores the history of the iconic cocktail, with recipes and lore

LA DOLCE VITA
The Classic Negroni
Explore this iconic cocktail's Italian roots and American connections (hint: it was born from a drink called the Americano) in Gary Regan's new book. Then try whipping up different kinds of Negroni drinks and desserts from his varied recipes.

Discover the Negroni


 

O. Fournier 2012 Urban Uco Torrontes is a great summer wine; David Codney, executive chef at The Roof Garden restaurant in The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, dishes up delectable grilled fare; Starborough 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is refreshing chilled

CHEERS, WE ARE FIRING UP THE BARBIE
Top 10 Barbecue Wines

Wines from Uruguay to California, bubbly for special celebrations, and luscious reds for your grilled steaks, GAYOT's list of the best barbecue wines out there will help you get the party started.

What is on GAYOT's Top 10 BBQ Wines list?


Explore over 120 wine-inclusive recipes in "The New Wine Country Cookbook" by Brigit Binns

JUST ADD WINE
The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast
The flavors and ingredients of California's Central Coast abound in this cookbook by author Brigit Binns. Take a look at the beginnings of the region's viticulture, in addition to wine-friendly and vino-inclusive dishes such as the petrale sole with Pinot Noir butter sauce, Passoulet (a Cassoulet from Paso Robles) and more.


Upgrade your recipe collection


Macchu Pisco; Avant La Nuit cocktail with pisco; Prunier Family Reserve Cognac

THE BEST SPIRITS, NEAT
Top 10 Spirits

This lineup includes a bourbon from Colorado, a mezcal made according to ancient Mexican methods and a gin that is blended with pure Icelandic water. On-trend but not trendy, GAYOT's list is in a class of its own.

Read the best spirits list


Watermill Winery is one of 19 wineries in the newly designated Oregon AVA of The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater

NEW WINE APPELLATION IN OREGON
Wine News

Oregon has a new American Viticultural Area (AVA), announced the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) this February. The appellation of The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater lies in the Walla Walla Valley in northeastern Oregon, near the Washington border. The AVA includes 19 vineyards, like TERO Estates and Watermill Winery.

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Find great offerings from top producers on GAYOT's New Releases

NEW RELEASES FOR MAY 2015
Wine Reviews

From cool California Chardonnays and Reislings for the warmer weather to voluptuous reds from Morocco, Italy and Australia for those brisk summer evenings, here are our latest selections.

New Wine Releases


The 160-acre apple ranch is home to organic Indigeny Reserve Hard Cider

APPLES TO APPLES
Indigeny Reserve Hard Cider

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree or shall we say, the orchard. Chill yourself a bottle of this refreshing, organic, gluten-free cider made from sustainably farmed fruit.

What could be better?


GAYOT's Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers include ales and lagers in a variety of different styles
LIGHTEN UP
Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers

Check out GAYOT's Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers for an eclectic selection of ales, lagers and lambics boasting no more than 150 calories and an ABV of around 5 percent or less.

Enjoy these beers guilt-free

Metrokane Electric Rabbit Corkscrew works on tough plastic corks

OPEN SESAME
Metrokane Electric Rabbit Corkscrew
The new version of this electronic corkscrew is no longer battery-operated, but comes with a plug-in adaptor to charge. Open wine bottles easily, with a touch of a button!

Pop open a bottle

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India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.