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OLD ELK SOUR MASH RESERVE STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY

Old Elk Distillery has launched the first lot of their limited release small-batch Sour Mash Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey. It is a lot-oriented expression using the familiar technique of sour mash, with an exceptional strain of yeast to create a liquid and flavor profile that will vary with each batch...
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DOGFISH HEAD RTD COCKTAILS

This line of canned RTD cocktails from Dogfish Head Distilling includes Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda, Strawberry & Honey Vodka Lemonade and Cherry Bergamot Whiskey Sour flavors. The Blueberry Shrub is made from Dogfish Head’s vodka distilled with blueberries then macerated with lightly sweetened balsamic and red wine vinegar that is...
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JAKE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON & CHARDONNAY

The Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of black cherry and black currant with a touch of vanilla and spice. This wine has a nice round mouthfeel with a lingering finish of coffee and mocha. The Chardonnay has subtle floral aromas highlight the entry, giving way to hints of stone fruit and...
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PONCHE CARIBE CREAM LIQUEUR

Ponche Caribe is a smooth brandy and rum-based liqueur with a rich and creamy flavor and hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Often served as an after dinner drink and is also used in desserts, on fruit and in coffee. Packaged in 375ml and 75Oml bottles. Suggested retail is $17.99 for...
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PANDEMIC PIVOTS THAT ARE HERE TO STAY

by KIRSTEN AMANN Nothing could have prepared restaurateurs and retailers across the state for the disruption the COVID19 pandemic would cause to their businesses. “I had 2O years of knowledge and experience in this industry rendered more or less useless literally overnight,” says owner-operator Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel wine...
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PREPARING FOR SUMMER-APPETIZING TXAKOLI

by HARVEY FINKEL Grapes grown cool make wines for the hot days of summer. We want to drink dry wines light in body and alcohol that have retained lively acidity with our summer seafood and other dishes that lie lightly. Such wines are hard to grow in Basque Country (Pais...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH-THE ALEXANDER

by PINK LADY Sweet-toothed tipplers have no shortage of options in today’s beverage world. From candy-flavored vodkas to cinnamon and peanut butter “whiskies” to creamy liqueurs, the list goes on. To try a silky sweet dessert drink from a bygone era, we suggest reviving the Alexander Cocktail. You’ve probably heard...
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HERALDING A NEW ERA OF LAGER

by ANDY CCROUCH Craft beer fans, myself included, have long been heralding a new era of lager. We have preached the gospel of quality lager. We have proselytized the charms and character of pilsners, bocks, and dunkels. We have through sheer force of will tried to make lager a thing....
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AN ELEPHANT AND A SHREW WALK INTO A BAR . . .

by HARVEY FINKEL, MD Tales have long been told of creatures of the wild encountering alcohol, with varying consequences. Perhaps most evocative is the apparently authentic story of the herd of wild elephants that crashed a brewery, consumed its great-tasting, less-filling product, and went on a rampage. African elephants have...
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