Super Bowl Snacks

It's the magical time of the year again, and the Super Bowl is right around the corner! This awesome faux holiday boosts a day packed full of the 3 Fs: football, friends, and most importantly, food! No Super Bowl party is complete with out delicious snacks for you and your hungry guests.

Bartending Tips

By Colleen Graham
It takes some savvy and charisma, along with a knowledge of drinks, to be a successful bartender. This is one of those jobs in which your success depends on your personality more than anything else. You need to be a provider of drinks, a server, an organizer, a cashier, a friend, a psychiatrist and a neat freak among other things. Customer service is the key because the majority of your income will come from tips and there are a few things you should keep in mind when it comes to this part of working the bar.

Say 'cheers!' to this crazy-simple holiday cocktail party plan!


by Casey Barber

The three words a party host needs to hear over the holidays aren't "ho ho ho" — they're "no oven required." This no-cook make-ahead menu gives you just that. You can make a simple but swinging hors d'oeuvre spread and a signature cocktail with just 15 minutes of prep time three nights each before the party. Here's how to do it.

      Marinated mixed olives
      Spinach dip in a bread bowl
      Can't-fail cheese plate
      Holiday sangria


Big Batch Holiday Cocktails - Warm Spiced Sangria

warm spiced sangria

Nothing warms you up on a cold day quite like...alcohol. If you're planning a holiday party for your friends and family this winter season then you've got to check out this great big batch cocktail recipe. Get out your measuring cup and invite the gang over because there will most definitely be enough to go around! 

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Warm Spiced Sangria

BOGLE is Back (AGAIN)!!

Our annual Bogle tasting is always our largest tasting we do in our tasting room. The reason is simple. Bogle is one of the hottest brands in the country and especially in Carbondale. Every wine over delivers on quality at a great price, and we just love them all. Our Bogle friend, Ted Kiefer, will be here again to taste you through his wines, the best rack of wines so far. Oh yes, one more thing: PHANTOM IS BACK, too!!