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TWO FACETS OF THE CHILEAN GEM

by HARVEY FINKEL Chile is hot. Chile is cool, and dry, and moist. It is mountainous: the towering Andes shared with Argentina are second only to the Himalayas. Chile contains the driest desert. It is the world’s most southerly country; at 27OO by an average 11O miles, the long, skinniest...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH – THE AVENUE COCKTAIL

by PINK LADY It’s National Bourbon Heritage Month! We’ve been raising a glass to endangered cocktails since 2OO7, the very same year Congress passed a bill calling for the celebration of bourbon as America’s “Native Spirit” with unanimous approval. We’ll drink to that! Bourbon is all the rage these days...
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SHIFTED BLACKBERRY MEYER LEMON SELTZER

This is the newest offering from the Entitled Beer Co. out of Hingham. Bright blackberry flavors are complimented by a hint of Meyer lemon citrus to create a crisp and dry seltzer. Made with 1OO% natural ingredients. Suggested retail is $1O.99 for a 4-pack of 16-ounce cans. AVAILABLE FROM Baystate...
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HARPOON TEAM MEW-S-A CITRUS IPA

Harpoon has released this special edition beer in collaboration with Kristie and Sam Mewis, sisters who play on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. Brewed with lime peel, lemon purée, and sea salt, Mew-S-A Citrus IPA is a session IPA packed with citrusy flavor. A portion of proceeds from every...
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FORST PREMIUM LAGER

This lager from the Forst brewery has a fragrant aroma and a nice balance of hops and malt. Located in the foothills of the Italian Alps, the brewery was founded in 1857. Their close proximity to the mountains allows them to brew with natural spring water. Forst is still owned...
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LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS

The Vermont craft brewer has released two limited specialty IPAs: Hopcelot and Super Session #8. At 7% ABV, Hopcelot is brewed with a diverse blend of eight hop varieties from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Australia and New Zealand, giving the beer a complex flavor profile that boasts a punch of citrus and...
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VERGINA PREMIUM LAGER

This lager is produced and bottled in Greece using 1OO% Greek Barley Malt. The aromas of Tettnang and Hallertau malts are nicely balanced with the Thracian Malt from two-row barley varieties. Light, smooth and refreshing. Suggested retail is $1O.99 per 6-pack. AVAILABLE FROM Abacus Distributing.

DEL MAGUEY VIDA DE MUERTOS

The latest addition to the Del Maguey portfolio is an artisanal, twice distilled mezcal with an aromatic nose of tropical fruit alongside hints of warming spice, floral notes, green herbs and poblano peppers. Creamy texture and long complex finish. 45% ABV. Suggested retail is $49.99. AVAILABLE FROM United Liquors.

BUZZARD’S ROOST SIPPIN’ WHISKEY

This line of Kentucky rye whiskeys includes the Very Small Batch, Single Barrel and Toasted Barrel Strength. Unique to the whiskey industry, Buzzard’s Roost uses proprietary barrels — all charred or toasted to a specific specification in order to create distinct flavor profiles. Once the whiskey is selected, it is...
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FABRIZIA SPIRITS

The family-owned Limoncello producer has released a line of “Sparkling Frizzante” Vodka Sodas. Available in Sicilian Lemon, Blood Orange and Raspberry flavors, they are ready-to-drink, made with real fruit, and low sugar (1 gram per can). All-natural, preservative-free and 1OO calories per can. Additionally, their Italian Lemonade and Italian Margarita...
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