Review: 2020 Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco DOC

Italy’s Frescobaldi makes a huge range of wines, but its most approachable, summery white wine is arguably Pomino, made from a blend of chardonnay and pinot bianco harvested in Tuscany. With Pomino, it feels you’re getting the best of both the chardonnay and pinot bianco worlds: Crisp minerality paired with a depth of fruit that approaches…

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Review: 291 All Rye Colorado Whiskey

Based out of Colorado Springs, Distillery 291 has built their reputation on bourbon, rye, and unaged distillate releases, and their aged products are often finished with toasted aspen staves. (We’ve reviewed a number of their rye and bourbon expressions before.) With a new limited release, the company is exploring a 100% rye malt mash bill…

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Review: 2021 Bezel Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Edna Valley

Bezel is a new, second label “from the Cakebread family,” and I’ve already seen it on more than one wine list at a restaurant. Chalk that up to the credibility and power that the Cakebread name brings — and the price point these Edna Valley-born wines are able to hit. Let’s dig in. 2021 Bezel…

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Review: Bhakta Bourbon 2013

Since its launch in 2020, Bhakta — the namesake of multi-time spirits entrepreneur Raj Bhakta — has built its name on brandy releases with eye-popping age statements. Their Bhakta 50 releases utilized Armagnacs barreled between 1868 and 1970; more recent releases include both single barrel vintages and younger brandy blends. Now, Raj Bhakta and team…

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Review: Wines of Domaine Bousquet, Spring 2023 Releases

Having experienced double-digit growth in production, sales, and a rather aggressive diversification of its portfolio, Uco Valley’s Domaine Bousquet continues to amplify its voice in the conversation of wines from Argentina. Over a recent webinar, vineyard owner Anne Bousquet and lead winemaker Rodrigo Serrano presented an overview of current winery operations and sustainability measures while…

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Review: Dos Primos Tequila Reposado and Anejo

Dos Primos‘ blanco tequila was a hit with us back in 2021, enough so that it landed a spot on our top tequilas of the year list. While a reposado followed soon after, it somehow got lost on the shelf here and was uncovered only when the follow-up anejo recently arrived. Today we look at…

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Review: Tamworth Garden Damson Plum Flavored Gin

What’s a damson plum? Well, if you’ve ever had sloe gin, you’re on the right track. Damsons and sloes are cousins, both found in the hedgerows of Britain, and both have been used to make booze for centuries, because the fruits are too tart and astringent to eat on their own. In this spin on…

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Review: Guinness Preakness Ale

Baltimore natives and/or horse racing fans take note, there’s a brand new, limited edition Guinness brew coming your way ahead of the Preakness race this weekend. The deets: Preakness 148 announces a unique partnership with Baltimore’s Guinness Open Gate Brewery to launch a first-of-its-kind “Preakness Ale”. The limited edition collaboration beer brewed with blood orange and hibiscus will…

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