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LES CHAMBERTINS-A Grand Toponymy

by HARVEY FINKEL I don’t remember the name of the village, and I don’t remember the name of the girl, but the wine was Chambertin. HILAIRE BELLOC Toponymy, the study of place names, is fascinating and instructive, nowhere more than among the vineyards of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. The unraveling of...
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CABERNET SAUVIGNON ON A BUDGET

by SANDY BLOCK, MW Despite the rise of so many formerly unfamiliar varieties and delicious blends, Cabernet Sauvignon remains king of red wine. It’s got a bold character by nature, with some rough edges, and therefore not everyone’s first choice, but that’s the reason so many of us to continue...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH – HALEKULANI

by PINK LADY August in New England provides some of the loungiest days of summer, and with 2O2O being what it’s been so far, we are leaning into it. We’ve found the perfect reading and drinking companion to guide us through, Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails, by Shannon Mustipher. Mustipher is...
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WILD TURKEY MASTER’S KEEP BOTTLED IN BOND

The fifth release in the Masters Keep series is a limited edition 17-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Only the second-ever Wild Turkey bourbon to carry the Bottled in Bond label. To carry the label, the bourbon must be the product of one single distilling season from one distillery, aged in...
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CORTE SANT’ ALDA

This winery is known for being a leader in the bio-dynamic category. Included in the collection is Ca’Fui which is the first-ever Tre Bicchieri winner for Valpolicella DOC awarded by Gambero Rosso in 2O2O. Suggested retail is $28.99. AVAILABLE FROM M.S. Walker.

CANTINA DI SORBARA

Located in the region of Emilia-Romagna, this winery currently offers a range of Lambruscos including its Lambrusco di Sorbara Omaggio di Gino Freidmann. Suggested retail is $14.99. AVAILABLE FROM MS Walker.

CANTINA SANTA MARIA LA PALMA

This Sardinian winery produces still and sparkling wines, including its well-known Aragosta Vermentino. Suggested retail is $14.99. AVAILABLE FROM M.S. Walker.

RAINBOWS ARE REAL IPA

This new release from Clown Shoes Beer is brewed with Linalool and Beta-Pinene terpenes — aromatic oils found in natural botanical sources (including cannabis and hops) which are thought to have therapeutic benefits. The hazy IPA comes in at 6.75% ABV. AVAILABLE FROM Harpoon Distributing.

TITA’S MARGARITA

Tita’s Margarita is all natural cocktail made with 1OO% Agave wine, natural cane sugar and real lime juice. Gluten free. Suggested retail is $14.99 for a 1L. AVAILABLE FROM Abacus Distributing.