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Whether you're looking for advice on how to put together a wine tasting, help with pairing wines with cheeses and other foods, new cocktail inspiration, or not-so-basic wine intel you feel like you should know by now, The Lush Life has got you covered. Cheers!
Did December bring way too much eggnog, cheese platters, and copious amounts of cake into your life, leaving you in a panic to atone for your sins now? If your first thought is to cut out alcohol, you may want to re-think that…. here’s why.
Once you know the secrets of entertaining like an Italian, you’ll discover that pulling off an evening of fabulous food and incredible wine, Italian-style, is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to host.
Why splurge for a crowded, overpriced New Year's Eve out when you can host your own swank gathering? Dream up an Italian-style 'La Dolce Vita'-themed NYE Party. Read on for wine recs, food pairings, the perfect party playlist and more!
We all love the holiday classics— but when your ears need a break from all that Bublé, The Lush Life is here— spinning cool & funky (NON-ANNOYING) holiday tunes into your ears!
If you still haven’t knocked out your holiday shopping list, we’re here to save with day with these perfect last-minute, sommelier-approved wine recommendations.
Ask anyone who regularly entertains what her most frequently received host gift is, and you’ll hear the common answer: a bottle of wine, of course! But how do you know which wine to bring? These 5 tips will set you apart as a thoughtful, creative guest— and not a cheap or lazy one.
Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is here! Cheerfully presenting quirky, cool, fun, interesting, and most of all BOOZY gift ideas for every lush on your list... giving 'making spirits bright' a whole new meaning.
If you're lucky enough to be hosted this holiday season, don't just bring the same old tired bottle of Prosecco or boring bouquet. Our boozy hostess gifts are much more fun!
For some, Thanksgiving is all about turkey and football. For us, it's about bringing people we love together around the same table.... and such a convivial scene deserves some fabulous cocktails to kick it off! Check out some of our favorites.
More people today than ever are fully on the wellness train. Unfortunately, when it comes to wine, many of us don’t give our wine selection the conscious vetting that we give the rest of our lifestyle! But have no fear, The Lush Life is here, to break down exactly what it means for a wine to be organic, biodynamic, sustainable, and even vegan (yep, most wines aren’t vegan…. read on to find out why).
The ultimate in chic, breezy Italian style, an aperitivo party is the perfect excuse to gather your friends for a casual yet festive evening! We’re sharing our simple elegant menu, fabulous signature cocktail, party playlist, and of course the perfect wine pairings!
Great shoes are every bit as essential to being a busy, on-your-feet sommelier as a good wine opener and decanter! After years of searching for the perfect pair, we found some amazing fashionable and functional footwear. See how to pair these killer styles with your favorite wine!
The type of closure on your bottle can make a big difference in the taste of your wine, and the environmental impact of the packaging is something we should all absolutely be considering... because honestly, every day should be Earth Day. Today we’re diving deep into natural corks!
One of the most fascinating wines in the world, and one of the coolest to pair with all kinds of dishes, is one that you're probably not drinking.
Find out why Champagne is the VIP beverage of choice for everyone from Marie Antoinette to Jay-Z...
Do you #brunchsohard? We do! If you're looking to expand your brunch beverage repertoire beyond mimosas, here are the best wines for brunch pairing perfection.
Because wine and cheese go together like J Lo and A-Rod, why not throw together a fun wine and cheese night for your crew? This week we're throwing the spotlight on the fantastic wines and cheese of Italy!
From Spain to Italy, New York to California, France to Austria and beyond: 2017 took us all over the world in search of memorable wine moments! Here are 10 favorites from founder Sarah Tracey.
Hit the bubbles aisle with total confidence! Our essential guide to shopping sparkling wine takes all the pain out of choosing Champagne (and Cava, Cremant, and Prosecco, too!)
Your place may not have an Architectural Digest-worthy wine cellar- but that doesn't mean you're off the hook for properly taking care of your bottles! It's easy if you follow our wine storage tips.
Love going out, but don't love that moment when the wine list hits the table and all eyes are on you? We have you covered with these expert sommelier tips to make ordering the perfect bottle quick, painless, and maybe even... fun? Read on!
The Lush Life's Stylist-In-Residence, Robyn Roberts, shares everything you need to pack for your fall wine country trip.
Have you ever visited a wine region and dreamed of packing up your 9-5 to work in a gorgeous vineyard, surrounded by jaw dropping scenery and great wine? We talked to sommelier Yumi Ortiz to find out if it's really as amazing as it sounds.
Planning a wine country bachelorette, honeymoon, or girl’s weekend? Don’t leave home without my sommelier-tested travel essentials!
Wine and Cheese: classic like Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Barack and Michelle. There is a wrong way to do it, but follow these 3 fail-safe tips to get it right every time!
Expert advice on assembling your wine country 'lewks' from our stylist-in-residence, Robyn Roberts of Styled By Robyn. Don't jet off to Napa (or Tuscany, or Provence) without this intel!
Why mess with a mix when you can shake, stir, and blend up these luscious creations?
There's more to wine than red or white...
'Tis the season- cold and flu season that is! Can hot cocktails double as cold remedies?
There's one way to find out....
We're approaching the dead of Winter on the East coast, and the cold and intermittently snowy days just make me want to invite the whole gang over for an 'Apres-Ski' themed Fondue Night. It's fun, it's retro, it's wintery, and there are so many awesome drink options to play with! Here are 5 pairings sure to please.