Toast of the Town 2023

A Spring Soiree


Celebrate sunshine and blooming gardens with these seasonal selections


After hibernating to recover from the frenzy of the holidays, springtime feels full of energy and possibility. It’s the ideal time for garden parties and rousing rounds of badminton or bocce ball before the heat gets unbearable. Between the smooth tequila, botanical-forward vodka spritz, and juicy wine recommendations here, you’re sure to find something to help you shake off the last of the winter doldrums and enjoy the balmy weather.

Ketel One Vodka Spritzers

Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritz Cans


Ready-to-enjoy cocktails have risen in popularity lately – and for good reason! They’re simple, quick, and delicious, allowing you to spend less time mixing drinks and more time with your friends. These Ketel One Vodka Spritzes come in three flavors: grapefruit and rose, cucumber and mint, and peach and orange blossom. They’re made with vodka, botanicals, and sparkling water for a light, crisp, refreshing drink for any outdoor occasion, from backyard dinner parties to afternoon lawn games.

Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé in Toast of the town

Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé


What is spring without rosé? This lovely rose-colored Cape Bleue Rosé offers aromas of wild herbs and fresh peaches. Juicy raspberry, apricot, and nectarine flavors burst on the tongue. It’s easy to see why this blend won the No. 3 spot on Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 100 Best Buys of 2022.” The options are limitless with this wine – drink it by itself, pair it with a floral gin, or create delicious fruity sangrias.

Clase Azul Tequila Reposado

Clase Azul Tequila Reposado


The luxury of this spirit begins with the ceramic vessel, which is hand-painted by Mexican artisans. Clase Azul’s golden reposado tequila was aged in American whiskey casks for eight months, imparting vanilla and hazelnut flavors and a very smooth finish. It features candied orange peel and American oak aromas with hints of cinnamon and banana. As you sip, you’ll also notice cloves and a subtle hint of agave syrup. It pairs well with pork shoulder or ribs and a bittersweet chocolate mousse.

Emmolo Merlot in Toast of the Town

Emmolo Merlot


This merlot is a great choice for those who’ve been waiting all winter long to pull their grills out of the garage the very moment spring arrives. Sourced from Napa vineyards on land that has been family-owned for generations, this earthy and well-balanced merlot pairs well with grilled sausage, pork chops, or mushroom risotto. On the nose are scents of sweet toasted oak, blackberry, and ripe plum. On the tongue, flavors include leathery tannins, dark chocolate, and cocktail cherries.

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