This Spanish red has aromas of black cherries and strawberries. On the palate juicy berry flavors are smoothed out with light vanilla and milk chocolate and roasted coffee bean. Full-bodied with firm and velvety tannins and a long finish. Suggested retail is $16.99. AVAILABLE FROM Abacus Distributing.
This non-chill filtered expression is crafted by maturation in handpicked American Bourbon barrels and European Oak sherry casks. Delicate balsamic vanilla notes from the American white oak compliment the full-bodied aroma. Rich caramel, dried dark fruits and spicy tonality from European oak add to the depth. Suggested retail $99.99. AVAILABLE FROM Abacus... Read More
This wine from the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation is comprised of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose it has wooden, toasted and spicy notes along with ripe red fruits that are present throughout. On the palate, it has a frank, very round onset with a beautiful... Read More
The Bordeaux rouge is well-balanced, well-structured medium-to-full bodied. Rich with soft flavors are present with fresh black fruit and soft integrated tannins. The Bordeaux Rosé is vibrant with mineral-accented strawberry, red currant, and tangerine scents. Suggested retail for each is $18. AVAILABLE FROM Trio Wine Company.
This release from Edrington is aged in sherry-seasoned and ex-bourbon oak barrels. The resulting single malt is resinous and rich in sweetness, with a spicy edge and naturally deep ruby color, the company says. With aromas of orange oil, peach, cedar wood and almond, it has flavors of sultanas, cinnamon... Read More
Wyoming Whiskey is releasing this expression in January. Distilled with a mash bill of rye, corn and malted barley it is the only Bottled in Bond whiskey from the distillery and only 577 4.5-liter cases of Outryder will be available. The remaining stock will be released in 8-, 9- and... Read More
Bottled at cask strength this limited-edition release has aromas of citrus, peach and cedar with rich spice, apple and oak on the palate. Finished with notes of zesty orchard fruits and hints of pepper. 3000 bottles available. Suggested retail is $120 for a 750ml. AVAILABLE FROM United Liquors.
Boston Harbor Distillery has released this bottled-in-bond single malt. Aged in 53-gallon new American oak barrels that were seasoned and heavily charred, it has a complex character with flavors of coffee, toffee and chocolate finish. It’s made grain-to-glass on location mashing in 100% two-row malted barley and pure water from... Read More
by ANDY CROUCH Every story in every generation eventually draws to an end, allowing a new chapter to begin. Craft beer is nothing if not a series of new stories. New brewers offering exciting and novel approaches to beer. Moving into its fourth decade of existence, craft beer is starting... Read More
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... Read More