Millennial Wine Beer & Spirits Competition
founders Amanda Greenbaum and Olivera Markovic
Photographer Heather Greenbaum
The millennial women themselves who have already made big waves in the wine industry. Amanda is the Vice President of AJA Vineyards, a winery located in the Malibu Coast American Viticultural Area which has been harvesting grapes and producing wine since 2011. Equally impressive, Olivera is the Wine Director at Taste It Wines, a global winery that produces more than 90 wines and distributes their patented bottles to more than 200 luxury hotel properties around the world. Amanda and Olivera joined forces to elevate their love for the adult beverage industry to new heights and continue inviting like-minded producers to get involved and feel empowered.
- Tiger King- Rosé
To all the Kings and Queens out there, we must give you the best binging drink. Rosé is easy to enjoy a lot of, and frankly, we think a little wine goes a long way with this show. We know Carole did it, and wine is the liquor of truth. Maybe we’ll have to ship some her way too so we can all enjoy some rosé and the real story together.
- Narcos- Rioja
Rioja is the wine of Spain so a cultural pairing seems quite fitting. I could totally imagine sipping a Rioja by Pablo’s pool or from the top of La Catedral. Get the party started with a Rioja. Sometimes in Spain, they add a little Coca Cola to their red wine and call it Tinto De Verano...seems like a pretty good fit for all you Banditos out there!
- Peaky Blinders- Irish Coffee
Nothing like an Irish Coffee to keep you warm and cozy at night. A little Baileys and some Irish Whiskey will throw you right onto the streets of Birmingham. You’ll need a hat and tails to keep you warm in this weather. Tommy would accept you as a member right away, just don’t forget your top hat!
- The Crown- Cognac
Cognac was the drink of King Queens back in the days of the Renaissance. It’s the drink of the royals and always has been. Hence why so many rappers enjoy sipping Courvoisier and Henney. As for Queen Elizabeth, she was known to drink every day. So you should be sipping on royal nectar too, to ease your stresses.
- Sex Education- Long Island Iced Tea
- ½ oz vodka
- ½ oz rum
- ½ oz gin
- ½ oz triple sec
- ½ cup sweet & sour
- Fill to the top with Coca Cola
- Garnish with a cherry and/or a lemon
I mean, if my mom was teaching my friends about sex, I would probably have to be hammered too. Enjoy this tasty little drink that is reminiscent of early drinking years. Or if you’re trying to find any way to numb the pain of Mom meddling in your sex life, this should do the trick.
- Money Heist - Homemade Spanish Sangria
Ciao Bella, Ciao. It’s time for some traditional Spanish Red Sangria. Watching Money Heist, you need something that’s juicy and easy to make. Let me tell you, once you start watching the show you won’t leave your couch for a while. And if you leave it needs to be something quick to make. Here is one of my favorite Sangria recipes that is easy to make and brings you a taste of España into your living room.750 ml bottle bold and fruity Spanish wine (like Tempranillo, Garnacha or other Rioja wine)
- ½ medium apple (cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces)
- ½ medium orange (cored, skin on, chopped into small pieces)
- 3 - 4 Tbsp organic brown sugar
- ¾ cup Orange juice
- ⅓ cup Brandy
- 1 cup Ice to chill
Add apples, oranges, and sugar to a large pitcher and muddle for a 1 min. with a wooden spoon. Next, add orange juice and brandy and muddle again for 30 seconds. Then add red wine and stir to incorporate. Add the ice and stir once more to chill. Now you are ready for the Money Heist.
- Ozark - Cabernet Sauvignon
Here comes a masterfully crafted crime thriller that hits all the right notes and refuses to dial down the tension for even a second. The way one scene flows into another, you just want to keep watching till there’s no more left, and then you want some more. Therefore I’m going with a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that is rich in taste and has dark fruit aromas and flavor components. A perfect combo for an ideal binge-watch party.
- Freud - Negroni + Bordeaux Red Blend
Every single episode is a masterpiece — an avant-garde exploration of Freud’s theories and work. Don’t go there if you’re expecting another typical biography or bookish interpretation of Freudian Psychology. Netflix delivers a top-notch psychological drama, including the pervasive nature of war and spiritualism. If you enjoy history, psychology, and mystery, you won’t leave your TV for a while. Pairing a drink with this type of TV show is complicated. A tense show like Freud needs a strong start. That’s why I begin the binge-watch session with a glass of Negroni, and from there, I move to a more elegant option like an old-world style Bordeaux Red Blend. I am an absolute fan of the 2014 Aleksander Wine from Paso Robles.
- Dead To Me - Aperol Spritz
The best 'gal pal' series since Sex and the City! Incredible buildup plus feel-good funny. I like shows which start normally, build up nicely and end most unexpectedly. And this is the best thing about Dead To Me. This show is a perfect fit for an Aperol Spritz, a refreshing and crisp aperitif that is easy to make at home.
- Fill tall balloon or wine glass generously with ice cubes
- Add 2 oz Prosecco
- 1 ¼ oz Aperol
- Splash of Soda water
- Garnish with a slice of Orange
- The Last Dance - Tequila Old Fashioned
As a kid in the '90s growing up in Berlin, I use to hear Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan everywhere on the streets. It was a global phenomenon coming from America capturing the entire world. Through this series, the audience is reliving all of those beautiful memories. There are times in life when you hear a song that brings back memories, but there has never been anything on television to achieve that feeling, until now. The Last Dance is one of the best sports documentaries I've ever watched. The perfect match for this type of show is a Tequila Old Fashioned. My pick is the gluten-free Reposado Tequila by Teremana. It has zero sugars, zero carbs but tastes excellent. Thank you, Dwayne.
- Fill the glass with ice, then add:
- 3 ounces Reposado Tequila
- ½ ounce Agave syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 4 drops Orange bitters
- Garnish with an Orange peel