How Climate Change Is Transforming Wine: An Interview with San Felice’s Carlo De Biasi

A hotter climate will impact every branch of the beverage world, but nowhere is the change being felt more quickly than wine. Warming temperatures, new pests, and extreme weather events have already pushed winemakers to rethink how they approach everything from  vine cultivation to blending. That’s especially challenging for heritage winemakers at scale, as they…

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Review: Foursquare Mark XX “Isonomy” Single Blended Rum

To all those rum fans out there, I promise we’re trying to stay up to date on our Foursquare coverage, but running down samples of these rare rums is sometimes difficult. Today, we’re taking a look at a recent-ish release from January 2022.  Isonomy is the 20th release in the Exceptional Cask Selection Series, and…

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Review: Glenglassaugh 46 Years Old

Founded in 1875, shuttered in 1986, and reopened in 2008, Glenglassaugh has gradually released limited stocks of pre-1986 barrels in tandem with their aged new distillate. (A 50 year old expression aged in a PX sherry cask hit the market around two years ago.) Their latest limited release boasts an eye-popping 46 year age statement…

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Review: Bluebird Distilling Bluebird Days Whiskey

Ready for more country music-inspired whiskey? Bluebird Days is a collaborative whiskey between musician Jordan Davis and Bluebird Distilling Master Distiller Jared Adkins — “and their shared love for a perfect bluebird day.” The bottle is a blend of two of the Pennsylvania-based operation’s distillates — a bourbon and a wheat whiskey, both produced in-house…

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Review: Cierto Tequila Blanco and Extra Anejo

We recently had a chance to try Cierto Private Collection Tequila Reposado and Añejo, and both were excellent. Today we swing back around to try the youngest and oldest tequilas Cierto produces. Both are 100% Blue Weber agave and 100% additive free, and both come in the same stylish, oversized bottles — with sky-high price…

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Review: Farmer’s Organic Gin

You may have come across Farmer’s Organic Gin in its former life when it was produced in Minnesota and packaged in a no-frills square bottle. Safe to say, a lot has changed for the brand. Under the stewardship of Chatham Imports (of Michter’s whiskey fame), Farmer’s Gin production has traveled several states west to Idaho…

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Review: Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Kentucky Oak Edition

Earlier this year, when we caught our readers up on Redbreast’s PX Edition from 2021, we also noted the buzz around this bottle, Kentucky Oak Edition, another limited release from Midleton Distillery that hit shelves in the summer of 2022. There’s quite a bit going on with this one, so I’ll just let the press…

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Review: xBloom Coffee System

Coffee pod systems are convenient, but they beg a question: What the hell is really in that pod? How fresh is the ground coffee inside? xBloom is a bold new idea in the increasingly crowded coffee pod space, offering a machine that uses pods with whole beans instead of ground ones, grinding them on the…

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