November 27, 2019

Would you be surprised to learn that Scrooge himself may have been the very reason for the spiced wines of the season and solidifying it as a holiday staple? 

It’s true! 

In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Scrooge, once he began wishing others a Merry Christmas and f...

November 20, 2019

A self-proclaimed free spirit, Reba McConnell was the child that would spill the paint on the walls and color outside of the lines. 

Sometimes on purpose…just to see what happened. 

“I was that guy in the family,” she laughed.

But it was also how she learned what she coul...

November 14, 2019

Mise en place. 

French for “everything in place,” most chefs will readily admit that this is one of the most cherished secrets for success when working on a line. 

Before you cook, get everything just right at your station. 

Measure, peel, chop. 

Grease pans. 

Sharpen knive...

November 2, 2019

For decades, The Williamsburg Winery Founder Patrick Duffeler has done more than facilitate the hand-making of wine. He’s hand-crafted and personalized Christmas cards each year for friends and family. 

The fronts often feature his own line art, the insides complete wit...

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