Looking for the Green Fairy with an Absinthes.com Sampler Pack

Interested in absinthe but don’t know where to start? With bottle prices that can top $100 a pop, it’s tough to justify the price for a bottle if you aren’t exactly sure what you’re getting in to. Germany-based Absinthes.com attempts to correct that with its collection of miniatures — 50ml bottles of absinthe available for…

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Review: Fair Vodka and Cafe and Goji Liqueurs

You have to appreciate a company that wants to do some good in the world, even while it’s getting people liquored up. Fair (technically “FAIR.” with a period) bills itself as the first Fair Trade-certified spirits manufacturer. Based in France, the company offers a vodka and two liqueurs. We tasted them all. Thoughts follow. Fair…

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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 12.14.2012

Once again it’s Friday and that means time for the Drinkhacker Shopping List, a printer-friendly weekly compendium of the reviews we’ve featured over the previous weeks. Related Stories: The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 11.16.2012 The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 12.07.2012 The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 11.30.2012 The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 10.19.2012

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Review: AnestasiA Vodka (2012)

Much has been written about AnestasiA to date, so I won’t belabor obvious points. This weird and wacky spirit is far from the beaten path. I’m sure there are tons of club kids who’ll find this to their liking. I found it strange to the power of 100. AnestasiA is marketed as a “Sensational Spirit”…

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Review: 2010 Four Vines Zinfandels

Think you know Four Vines Zinfandel? This isn’t that Four Vines. That Four Vines sold its name to Purple Wine Corp. The old Four Vines is now called Cypher. The new Four Vines, well, it’s making pretty good Zinfandel in the footsteps of the original owner of the name. Here’s how the new 2010 bottlings…

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Drinkhacker Reads 12.13.2012 – Westvleteren XII Madness

From the high-end stores to the corner stores, people around the world were waiting in lines yesterday for the release of Westvleteren XII, regarded by many as the world’s best beer. The decision to do a mass release was simple: the monks who craft the fine brew needed a new roof for their abbey. [ABC News]…

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Review: Magic Hat 2012 Winter Brews

Magic Hat is back with more seasonal beers, these designed for winter partaking. Thoughts on the three, available as part of the brewery’s Winter Variety Pack, follow. Magic Hat Wooly ESB with Spruce – I was expecting a forest-fueled bomb but got, well, a fairly standard ESB, a mildly bitter brew with solid hops to…

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Drinkhacker 12.12.2012 – House of Johnnie Walker Launches in Beijing

Happy 12/12/12 Day! Just a few more days until we figure out whether or not the Mayans were spot on in the apocalyptic assessment.  But before the end of the world hits, you might want to spend a few minutes checking out our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. Johnnie Walker has opened up yet another super…

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