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Chivas Regal Launches New Blend

Chivas Regal has introduced Chivas Regal Extra — its first new global expression since 2007. Complementing its collection of premium blended Scotch whiskies, Chivas Regal Extra is one of the richest, most generous tasting blends within this category, crafted for those who look for more. Taking Chivas Regal’s famous, award-winning...
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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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ALPINE TREATS

I was surprised and delighted by the Alto Adige when I first visited twelve years ago. This beautiful alpine corner of Italy does not at all conform to one’s usual expectation of that delightful land, as registered by more southerly regions. Here are the picture-postcard peaks and valleys of the...
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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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NEW BEERS FOR NEW SEASONS

Brewers have long embraced the changing consumer drinking patterns that accompany shifting weather patterns, helping fuel the demand for seasonal products. These beers often appear as little known styles, such as Kolsch or Helles, often rebranded by savvy breweries as Summer Ales. People usually associate the summer months with the...
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VODKA

From the locally crafted to the iconic imports, vodka reigns as it’s poured.  One conspicuous point of distinction has been that several so-called “value” brands have gotten more than their fifteen minutes of fame courtesy of the economy.  Some consumers have traded down and have made the discovery that there’s...
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VODKA AGAINST THE GRAIN

As you’ve probably noticed, we LUPEC ladies don’t devote much time to the discussion of vodka cocktails.  “It’s the predominant spirit on most cocktail lists,” you may be thinking, “so what gives? What do you broads have against vodka?” It’s not that we have anything against vodka, per se.  We...
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ADAM LANTHEAUME AND THE BOSTON SHAKER

They say the devil is in the details, but it’s commonly accepted that the details are what can transform the mundane into something heavenly. That said, Adam Lantheaume has become something of an Archangel Gabriel figure to the local cocktail scene, bringing good news – and good products – from...
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Endangered Cocktails: LA PALOMA

LA PALOMA A recent trip to Mexico to learn about tequila introduced me to the joys of a simple, refreshing cocktail called La Paloma.  If you find yourself sick of sipping Margaritas this Cinco de Mayo, we suggest you change it up.  The drink was invented in the tiny town...
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TEQUILA

The economy may have been slow to rebound throughout the past 18 months, but gains for the tequila category have been strong and forceful, with high-end premium and super premium segments outpacing the pack.  According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, suppliers’ gross revenue for tequila grew...
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