Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

Now in its 15th year, this Festival has established itself as Michigan’s annual tasting event, measured by more than 1,200 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world, along with creations from the area’s finest restaurants. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world […]

Event Supports Local Families Battling Cancer

Photo courtesy of The Hero Foundation The cost of battling cancer can be insurmountable, especially with a family to raise and no insurance. The Hero Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit started by GVSU alumni to help families financially as they navigate cancer treatment. Most recently, the Hero Foundation has focused on helping families pay their mortgages but they also have […]

Russo’s International Market: Wine Frappe

Summer is meant for frozen spiked beverages, right? Ok – Summer does include other things but they are all much more enjoyable with a beverage of the alcohol variety. Sweeten up your summer by trying Russo’s International Market’s unique, thirst quenching, wine frappe recipes (Hint: Frappe means “slushie” in Italian). Even if you are not a wine drinker, you need […]

Russo’s International Market: Wine & Pairings, Part One

According to the Wine Institute, 913 million gallons of wine were consumed in the United States in 2015, or roughly 3 gallons of wine consumed by each U.S. adult. Long story short: That’s a lot of wine. Since we are drinking this much vino, we obviously need to have accompanying noshes. So, what are our choices? Local wine distributor, Russo’s International […]