Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Pulse Drinking: Charles Smith’s Cs Substance cabernet–style and elegance at a great price

The label is simplistic. The winemaker eclectic. The juice inside fantastic. Charles Smith's Cs Substance cabernet is priced like an everyday wine, but tastes like something special. At $17.99, Cs has all the style and elegance of a high-end Columbia Valley wine at a fraction of the cost. Many of Smith's wines are small production, higher priced, and a huge hit among critics. Smith wanted to make an affordable wine we can all enjoy without breaking the bank. Keep this bottle away from your pal Gordy the Guzzler. You'll want to savor every sip. I tried it with a piece of aged Gouda cheese, Castelvetrano olive spread and grilled Italian sausage. Yuuuuuuum!

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They want their cocktail on Golden 1 Center’s list. See local bartenders compete

Eleven bartenders competed for six spots for their original drinks on the cocktail list for Sacramento Kings games at the Golden 1 Center Cocktail Competition on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. The event was held at Revival at the Sawyer Hotel.