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ZOOM JUICE 2O18 PINOT NOIR

This California Pinot Noir has aromas of lychee, cranberry, raspberry and red cherries with hints of cinnamon and clove and notes of pomegranate and cedar. Launched by Summerland Wine Brands, Zoom Juice is dedicated to helping victims of Covid 19. $6 from every case sold is donated to local food...
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NIKKA WHISKY TAKETSURU PURE MALT

The latest release from the Japanese distiller is a smooth blend of 1OO% malt whiskies that showcases the contrast and balance from Nikka’s two distilleries: Yoichi and Miyagikyo. The influence of ex-sherry casks remains as the key profile, but the enhanced presence of Yoichi’s malt characteristics helps to further enrich...
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CLOWN SHOES 12 BEERS OF CHRISTMAS

This seasonal release from the Massachusetts craft brewer features 12 unique beers ranging from IPAs to stouts with an average ABV of 7.6%. Beers included are: Bubble Farm IPA 6.5%; DDH Yeeehaaw IPA 7%; Reindeer Games Bavarian IPA 7%; Chocolate Sombrero Mexican Style Chocolate Stout 7%; Hoppy Feet Black IPA...
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CAVA DE ORO REPOSADO TEQUILA

Made from 1OO% Blue Agave, this craft Reposado tequila has been double distilled in a traditional pot still and then aged for 6 months in French white oak barrels. On the nose is cooked agave, caramel and oak with vanilla, mild black pepper and cinnamon in the mouth. Smooth and sweet...
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DRUMSHANBO SINGLE POT STILL IRISH WHISKEY

Drumshanbo is the first edition of The Shed Distillery’s flagship, small-batch Irish whiskey. It’s the first Irish whiskey from the western province of Connacht in over 1O5 years. Triple distilled from a blend of malted Irish barley, un-malted Irish barley and Irish barra oats, it adheres to the strict principles...
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MILAGRO TEQUILA SELECT BARREL RESERVE

Milagro Tequila re-released its Select Barrel Reserve line with new packaging. Each bottle, engraved with a Blue Agave plant, features a vibrant pop of color for Silver, Reposado and Añejo — blue, orange, and yellow, respectively. Suggested retail is $4O for the Blanco, $45 for the Reposado and $55 for...
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SYRAH

by SANDY BLOCK, MW Syrah occupies that hazy and crowded middle ground of red grape varieties somewhere between the grace and finesse Pinot Noir often flashes, and the powerhouse intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s no lesser of a grape variety than these two acknowledged superstars. Held back only by lack...
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ANOTHER HANGOVER CURE?

by HARVEY FINKEL, MD We are now greeted by a new report of a cure for hangover. We get one of these about once a year. This one, from the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland by Eriksson, et al., was published in the journal Alcohol and...
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