With vineyards located in Central Coast, California, Estate Cellars is a sustainably-farmed wine brand that combines old world practices with modern technology. Available in four different varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Proprietary Red Blend, and Sauvignon Blanc. Suggested retail is $14.99 for a 75Oml. AVAILABLE FROM Baystate Wine & Spirits.
by KIRSTEN AMANN What homebrewer hasn’t sat around the kitchen table with friends, drinking beer and waxing philosophical about the brewery of their dreams? For founders Mike O’Mara, Rob Burns, and Michael Oxton, this is where Night Shift Brewing was born, on Josephine Ave in Somerville. “It started right out... Read More
by PINK LADY Start poking around in the annals of classic cocktail history and it won’t take long to recognize a theme: many of the greatest inventions in cocktails were originally medicinal. The Gimlet was born on the high seas to prevent scurvy. Gin and tonics proliferated to combat malaria.... Read More
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