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BROCKMANS GIN’S NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

Brockmans Gin has appointed former Mast-Jägermeister and Russian Standard Vodka executive Guy Lawrence to the newly created role of Managing Director, as the Company embarks on a new five-year growth plan designed to double sales. The announcement follows the appointment in October of drinks industry veteran and former Diageo Chief...
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DOMAINE NICOLAS-JAY PINOT NOIR-OREGON GRAND CRU

by HARVEY FINKEL Great Pinot Noir is probably the rarest of wines. Especially outside of Burgundy. So it was when my old friend Peary Spaght, grand sénéschal of the Massachusetts Tastevin, reported with unreserved enthusiasm from touring Oregon of Pinots new to me, I paid close attention, and quickly and...
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SPANISH RED WINES

By Sandy Block, MW Spanish red wine is not an easy sell. The grape varieties and the denominations of origin remain mostly unfamiliar, but in a market where retailers and restaurateurs are looking to differentiate themselves, they are an obvious choice to feature because of the price value rapport and...
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LONG MEADOW RANCH ANDERSON VALLEY ESTATE

by HARVEY FINKEL The keystone of Long Meadow Ranch’s overarching complex began with a land grant by President U.S. Grant in the Mayacamas foothills near Rutherford in the Napa Valley. Productive of a variety of crops, especially grapes, it fell into disuse during Prohibition, until purchased by the Hall family...
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THE APEROL SPRITZ

by PINK LADY Counting down the days until a new decade begins has us thinking about how far the cocktail has come in the 21st century. A great, balanced libation made with fresh ingredients can be found on menus from world class fine dining restaurants to your local neighborhood pub....
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CRAFT BREWS FOR COOL WEATHER

by ANDY CROUCH The seasonal nature of beer has long been one of its great selling points. In the world of craft beer, it has been of singular value, allowing brewers to distinguish themselves from the standardized widgets of American macro beer producers. Recent years have seen differentiation and diversification...
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DRINKING TAMES PROSTATE CANCER

by HARVEY FINKEL, MD To find cancer and good news in the same sentence is a surprise to most, and to add alcohol to the mix is surely disconcerting, even enraging, to those busily engaged in warning of the falling sky whenever a dram is downed. Let’s see what medical...
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