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The Glenlivet Introduces New Expression

The Glenlivet has introduced its next expression in the Nadurra range: The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso. This new product is part of The Glenlivet’s strategy to build on its strong development in the growing single malt whisky market. The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso is matured solely in ex-sherry casks and reveals rich,...
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Absolut Launches Andy Warhol Bottle

Absolut Vodka announced the Limited Edition Andy Warhol bottle, a new design celebrating the brand’s iconic collaboration with the illustrious Andy Warhol. The offering embodies the brand’s commitment to supporting all things rooted in artistic expression and creativity. In 1986, Andy Warhol became the first in a long line of...
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2OO9 BEAUJOLAIS

Without a doubt, 2OO9 is the finest Beaujolais vintage that I have ever experienced. As a major fan and long term advocate for the region’s wine, I conduct semi-annual blind tastings to ferret out the gems, but with 2OO9 the quality across the board was so exceptional that deciding on...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAILS: ROOF GARDEN COOLER

Summer will be upon us in Boston with high temperatures and humidity to match.  For those days when it feels too swampy to even move, we suggest lounging about with a Roof Garden Cooler in hand.  The drink, which comes to us by way of David Wondrich’s Killer Cocktails, is...
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PROFILE: LEN ROTHENBERG

LEN ROTHENBERG 63Owner, Federal Wine & Spirits, Boston Federal Wine and Spirits has been Len Rothenberg’s baby for 25 years, and he still thinks of it in terms of a congenial 197Os folk club.  Federal has become a hangout for wine enthusiasts, a ‘coffeehouse’ for the exchange of enthusiasm and...
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THE INTIMATE INNER LIFE OF OUR LIFELINE

Our blood vessels are not simply passive conduits, but are actively engaged in self-preserving defenses against the stresses they must put up with every millisecond. This is particularly true of arteries, vital carriers of blood laden with oxygen and nutrients to our tissues under high pressure and often amid punishing...
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MARCO de BARTOLI: A REMEMBRANCE

Marco de Bartoli was one of the key protagonists in the development of a quality Sicilian wine industry. Without the support of the Marsala wine trade, he proposed a version of Marsala that harked back to its historic roots and made no compromises to quality. He awakened Italy to the...
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NINER WINE ESTATES

Through an informative recent visit, I have had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with a winery previously unfamiliar to me, Niner Wine Estates. Located in Paso Robles, it again confirms that each of California’s Central Coast winegrowing areas is distinctive. Paso Robles, about half way between Los Angeles and San...
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SESSION BEER

Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but when you walk into most craft beer-focused bars these days, the taps run a little bit on the heavy side. 7% IPA, 8% double amber ale, 9% imperial IPA, 6% weissbier, 12% imperial stout . . . I’ve been in places where there were...
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TAPPING IN TO BEER COCKTAILS

Take a close look at beverage menus around the country, and you may start noticing an interesting ingredient in cocktails – beer!  The popularity of craft brews has been growing steadily over the years, resulting in a larger share of shelf space as well as expanded beer lists at bars...
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RIESLING

Spring is Riesling season par excellence. While I personally enjoy drinking Riesling year-round, from a commercial perspective this is the moment to focus on lighter styled, more delicate herb and floral scented versions, whether they feature discernible residual sugar or not, because of the strong link between Nature’s annual reawakening...
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