By Sandy Block, MW Spanish red wine is not an easy sell. The grape varieties and the denominations of origin remain mostly unfamiliar, but in a market where retailers and restaurateurs are looking to differentiate themselves, they are an obvious choice to feature because of the price value rapport and... Read More
by HARVEY FINKEL The keystone of Long Meadow Ranch’s overarching complex began with a land grant by President U.S. Grant in the Mayacamas foothills near Rutherford in the Napa Valley. Productive of a variety of crops, especially grapes, it fell into disuse during Prohibition, until purchased by the Hall family... Read More
by PINK LADY Counting down the days until a new decade begins has us thinking about how far the cocktail has come in the 21st century. A great, balanced libation made with fresh ingredients can be found on menus from world class fine dining restaurants to your local neighborhood pub.... Read More
There are two releases in this new line from the Shannon Ridge family of California wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon has bright fruit, spice, texture, and tannins from the high elevations of Lake County with dark fruits, old world characters and dried herbs from the lower elevations of Napa County. The... Read More
There are two new Burgundies in the 90+ Cellars Classic Series portfolio: Lot 177 Bourgogne Chardonnay and Lot 160 Bourgogne Pinot Noir. Lot 177 is made from grapes grown entirely in the Cote d’Or and is silky and fresh with aromas of apple, pear citrus and a touch of oak. ... Read More
This release is a limited-edition under the Spirits of the Apocalypse label. Each bottle is marked “safe-zone approved” with a label that bears the comic’s trademark logo and an “RGrimes” signature of authenticity. Suggested retail for a 750ml is $35. AVAILABLE FROM United Liquors.
This is the oldest tequila to be released from Patrón. It aged for 10 years in a blend of used American oak and hybrid American and French Limousin barrels. The end result is tequila with a balance between agave notes and long-lasting aftertaste flavors of oak and vanilla. Bottled in... Read More
The brand’s newest line extension is a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with apple liqueur. Suggested retail for a 750ml is $27. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.
Disaronno has released its Italian liqueur in a limited edition of denim-wrapped bottles. Suggested retail for a 750ml is $25. The brand will also release two miniature gift packs, each pack containing three of the six denim shades available for a suggested retail of $9. A limited edition giftbox is... Read More
The super-premium gin will be available during the holidays in a black gift tube, designed to mirror Brockmans’ distinctive, tactile bottle. Suggested retail is $34.99. AVAILABLE FROM Ruby Wines.