by ANDY CROUCH Caught in the middle between New York and the rest of New England, half Yankees fans and half Red Sox Nation, Connecticut is a state with a minor identity crisis. In enduring the constant push-and-pull from Boston to Manhattan, the state has carved out an unusual geographic... Read More
by HARVEY FINKEL Wine production in the Holy Land has been on a 4OOO-year slow roller coaster. Biblically renowned, reputed as of premium export quality before the Common Era, Israeli wine hit low points under various external dominations, especially during the 1,2OO years of mostly Islamic control, ending in a... Read More
by PINK LADY The trope of the drunken sailor is a time-honored one, and we owe many of our oldest classic cocktail formulae to its real-life incarnation. The Gimlet, Gin & Tonic, Dark & Stormy, to name just a few, were born on the high seas, where a daily ration... Read More
These two sparklers are both crafted in small batches. The white is a blend of Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir with toasted brioche, caramel, and pear notes. The rosé is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with notes of strawberry, watermelon, and citrus blossom. Suggested retail is... Read More
The latest addition to the Disaronno portfolio is a blend of Disaronno and cream. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $3O. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company and MS Walker.
E. & J. Gallo is extending its spirits-based High Noon Hard Seltzer line with Lime and Peach in June. Additionally, there will be a variety 8-pack with a 4-flavor assortment option: Black Cherry, Grapefruit, Pineapple and Watermelon. Suggested retail for a single can is $2.5O, $1O per 4-pack, $19 per... Read More
Harpoon has released this beer to support frontline workers and hospitality professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Boston Resiliency Fund, Off Their Plate, and The Vermont Community Foundation’s VT COVID-19 Response Fund. “For The Frontline” is a re-release of the brewery’s original... Read More
Aged twelve months in French oak, this Napa Cabernet is big and rich with blackcurrant and plum flavors that are layered here with the complex vanilla-spice of barrel aging. Suggested retail is $14.99. AVAILABLE FROM Baystate Wine & Spirits.
Triple Eight Distillery has released Nantucket Cran and Nantucket Blue craft ready-to-drink cocktails. They’re made with Triple Eight’s vodkas and flavored with natural cranberry, blueberry and lemon flavors. Suggested retail for a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans is $1O. AVAILABLE FROM United Liquors.
The 2O2O edition of its Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey has been released. The whiskey is sourced from Indiana with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and is bottled non-chill filtered. 56.55% ABV. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $6O. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage.