Ed and Susan Fishel have been the owners of Belfair Fine Wines and Spirits since April of 2004.
Since then, Ed has been managing the store on a daily basis, and has enjoyed meeting and working with our old and new customers.
Ed, a former printing sales executive, and Susan, a corporate controller, moved here from Wilton, Connecticut after living there for 21 years.
Prior to Connecticut, they lived in Southern California.
Their daughter Kirsten is a recent college graduate who attended Penn State and PACE Universities, and she sometimes assists at the store.
Their son Eric graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May of 2005.
In his final college year he spent a semester in Spain, studying business and finance.
Dodger, their adorable and elderly bicho frise dog, rules the family and can often be spotted at the store.
2 shots tequila, 1 shot rose's lime juice, 6 oz. american lager style beer, 1 lime wedge. pour tequila and lime juice over ice in a 12 oz. highball or beer glass; slowly add beer; stir gently to mix. add lime wedge on glass rim as garnish.
1 1/4 oz. amaretto, splash of orange juice, splash of cream or half & half. shake over ice. strain into a chilled cocktail, or over fresh ice in a highball glass. alternatively, blend with ice and serve in a poco or hurricane glass.
Watermelon Martini - Cari's Recipe
1 part watermelon vodka, 2 parts sour mix, a splash of triple sec.
Ultimate Cosmo - Steve's Recipe
2 parts vodka, 1 part limoncello, splash of cranberry juice to taste. keep bottle of vodka in the freezer for a couple of hours before making the drink- shake with ice, pour into chilled martini glass and enjoy.
Chocolate Martini - Attila's Recipe
2 carts vanilla vida, 1 part creme de cacao, 1 part baileys.
German Chocolate Cake - Brad's Recipe
1 part frangelico, 1 part ketel one, 1 lemon wedge coated in sugar on both sides. bite into lemon wedge and hold juice in your mouth. drink the frangelico / ketel one mix and enjoy the sensation of german chocolate cake.
Caramel Apple Martini - Karen's Recipe
3/4 oz. butterscotch schnapps, 3/4 oz. apple pucker, 1/2 oz. absolut vodka, splash of sour mix.
A-i-a - Chris's Recipe
1-1/2 oz. light rum, 1-1/2 oz. grapefruit juice, 3 dashes of 151 rum, 1/2 oz. coconut cream, juice of 1/2 a lime, shake with ice and serve.
Green Dream - Mckenzie's Recipe
1 oz. midori, 1/2 oz. crème de menthe, 1 oz. pineapple juice, 2 oz. sweet & sour, splash of 7-up.
Island Cooler - Sarah's Recipe
1 oz. malibu rum, 1/2 oz. midori, 1/2 oz. blue curacao, 1 oz. pineapple juice, 2 oz. sweet & sour, splash of 7-up.
Milky Way - Rick's Recipe
1 part kahlua, 2 parts baileys, 3 parts vodka.
Pearl Diver - Jonathan's Recipe
1/2 oz. midori, 1/2 oz. rum, 1/2 oz. triple sec.
Pearl Diver - Jonathan's Recipe
1 pert vodka, 2 parts kahlua, 1/2 part galliano, 1/4 part espresso rim glass with lemon juice & sugar.
Espresso Martini - Phyllis Recipe
1 party vodka, 2 parts kahlua, 1/2 part Galliano, 1/4 part Espresso Rim glass with lemon juice sugar
Why have a Party?
One shouldn't need an excuse to throw a party, and a "party" doesn't have to be a lavish affair. Getting together informally with family and friends, and enjoying good food, good wine and good conversation often constitute the most memorable events. Sometimes, though, it helps to have an initial theme -- a reason for calling people together. And sometimes a little planning will make the difference between a successful event and one where people wonder why they bothered to attend.
Budget A Concern?
When planning your budget, think first of food and beverages because they are the most costly. A good party need not be expensive. The basics are food, liquor, tableware and decorations.
Odds And Ends For Place Settings?
Choose your tableware pattern early to ensure all of the components will be available.
Organize Your Table
If setting up a buffet, place plates at the beginning of the line and napkins and flatware at the end. Guests won't have to struggle to hold onto everything while trying to serve themselves.
If serving alcohol, have a designated "bartender" to dispense drinks. You will go through less liquor and guests will be less likely to consume too much.
Plan an Activity
There are "lull times" during even the most focused party. (Yes, even on Super Bowl Sunday there are those boring moments between the exciting commercials!) When attention is waning and good conversation is at a low point, consider an activity to get things going again. You might, for example, have a simple "wine tasting" event - simple, not elaborate: Get together a few (5 is a good number) similar bottles of wine (all reds, all whites, or all sparkling), but with each bottle in a numbered brown paper bag so people don't know what they are. You and your guests taste each wine in turn to see how much you can determine about the flavors, the type of grapes used, etc. At the end, you can compare notes and see which was the most popular wine. The idea is to improve your knowledge (a little!), get to taste a range of wines, decide which one you like best and, again simply, to have a little fun!. At the end of the tasting, bring out any tasting notes you have for each wine, remove the bags, and argue about which was the best.