by SANDY BLOCK, MW OREGON’S 725 mostly boutique wineries produce only about 1% of the US’s total wine volume, but the state enjoys an outsize reputation for quality. Known to wine enthusiasts primarily for its internationally recognized Pinot Noir, which constitutes two-thirds of the state’s production, there are signs that... Read More
by HARVEY FINKEL SING, O MUSE, of these nectars and ambrosias, and ponder that modern western civilization is informed by the oft-entangled legends and histories of the ancient Greeks. We shall contemplate Pindar’s role in that heritage. Herodotus (fifth century BCE) is honored as the Father of History. Our Greek... Read More
PINK LADY’S ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH by PINK LADY WARMER WEATHER has us thrilled to be reaching for cocktails served over crushed ice or in a frozen format. Among these, the Pina Colada is an icon, a national treasure in fact – the official drink of Puerto Rico celebrated... Read More
The Summer Variety 12-Pack is now available and includes the Summer Ale, Boston Lager, and Hefeweizen along with three new releases: Golden Ale with notes of citrus and peppery spice; the clean and fruity Pale Ale and the light-bodied Raspberry Lemon Gose with fresh citrus and a bright tanginess. Additionally,... Read More
The latest seasonal offering from UFO is a summer Shandy that is refreshing with a citrus tang. Suggested retail is $8.99 per 6-pack. AVAILABLE FROM Girardi Distributors Horizon Beverage Company Merrimack Valley Distributing William Distributing Corp.
This new Gose style beer is tart and lime-y up front, with a delicately salty, slightly spiced crisp finish. Suggested retail is $8.99 per 6-pack of 12-ounce cans. Also available in Harpoon’s Summer Vacation mix pack, and on draft. AVAILABLE FROM Merrimack Valley Distributing Williams Distributing Corp.
The newest hard seltzer flavor in the Smirnoff Sparkling line is now available. Crisp and refreshing it has zero sugar, no artificial sweeteners and 9O calories per can. Other flavors include Berry Lemonade, Cranberry Lime and Watermelon. Suggested retail is $8.99 for a six-pack of 12-ounce slim line cans. AVAILABLE... Read More
This limited edition Languedoc rosé is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault with aromas of strawberries, stone fruit and melon. The release is a collaboration between 9O+ Cellars and boston magazine and $1 from every bottle sold will go toward supporting the Emerald... Read More
Three Olives has released this new vodka with the flavor of rosé wine. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $18. AVAILABLE FROM United Liquors
The newest addition to the Smirnoff Ice line has flavors of tart citrus combined with sweet and salty notes. Suggested retail per 6-pack is $8.99 and $14.99 per 12-pack. AVAILABLE FROM Colonial Wholesale Beverage Commercial Distributing Company Seaboard Products Company