Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

Choosing the Right Sparkling Wine

At any given time of the year, I have at least one bottle of bubbly in my fridge. While sparkling wine is the requisite toast for New Year’s Eve and … Continue reading

February 3, 2016

Best of the North of Boston 2015 – DRINKS

Every August, Northshore magazine unveils the “Best of” across a variety of categories. I’ve been lucky to sit on the editorial board the past few years overseeing the “Drink” section. … Continue reading

August 17, 2015

Summer of Sangria

Published in the July 2015 issue of Northshore Magazine. No one turns down a glass of sangria. It’s the foolproof, crowd-pleasing, “Can I have the recipe?” winner of any get-together. … Continue reading

June 4, 2015

The Language of German Wine

Originally published in the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Northshore magazine. Don’t worry – I can’t pronounce them either, but I do love the taste of many German wines. On an … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

At-Home Oenophile

Originally published in the March/April 2013 issue of Northshore Magazine. With a title like Chief Libation Officer, Julie Vinette from Haley’s Wines & Market Café in Marblehead knows a thing … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mulled Wines, Spiked Ciders & Hot Toddies

Hear me chat with Jordan Rich on WBZ about mulled wines Connoisseur Corner WBZ Brandy Rand-Mulled Wine and hot toddies Connoisseur Corner WBZ Brandy Rand-Hot Toddy on WBZ radio… Toasty and tasty … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Refrigerator Aperitifs: My Love for Cocchi Americano

When the top shelf of your refrigerator begins to resemble a bar, well, I guess it’s time to make some cocktails. Finding the creamer for my morning coffee requires navigation … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · 4 Comments

Drink Pink at Eastern Standard

Posted on bostoncommon-magazine on June 27, 2011. Pinks began as sweet California blush wine in the 1970s, but the oft-misunderstood category of dry, delicate rosé has become popular over the … Continue reading

June 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Beauty and the Imbiber

 Sorry guys, but once in awhile a girl stumbles upon a beauty product that is just so life-changing, we talk about it to our friends even more than we talk … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sangrias and Punches

Posted on bostoncommon-magazine on May 26, 2011 – Inviting people into your home is both rewarding (who throws a better party than you?) and sometimes stressful, but with the right … Continue reading

May 26, 2011 · Leave a comment
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