Review: 2008 Domaine La Montagnette Cotes Du Rhone Villages

A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and a bit of Carignane and Mourvedre, this Cotes du Rhone Villages dramatically outclasses its meager price tag. Fruit-forward and very lush, this simply-produced wine lacks a ton of complexity but is filled with plum notes and easygoing tannins. The finish is tart and slightly herbal, and very…

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Review: Jeremiah Weed Country Peach Sweet Tea Vodka and Sweet Tea Bourbon

We’ve discussed at length the obliviatory powers of Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka, and now the company is back with a couple of extensions to the line. Get ready to rock, tea-sip style. Both are 70 proof. The first is unsurprising: Jeremiah Weed Country Peach Sweet Tea Vodka. I’ve never much understood the connection, but…

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Review: Mount Gay Rum 1703 Old Cask Selection

We’ve reviewed most of the Mount Gay lineup, but have finally gotten our mitts on the top of the line: Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection. This rum is produced in accordance with the Barbados distillery’s typical methods — aged molasses is distilled using two different techniques, then the rum is put into casks. 1703…

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Review: 2009 Clif Family “The Climber” Wines

Did you know: The Clif Bar people don’t just make snacks. They make wine, too. These athletically-themed labels — both redesigned and updated — are just about to hit the market. 2009 Clif Family Winery The Climber Sauvignon Blanc California – Not a full Sauvignon Blanc — it’s actually a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc,…

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Featured on Foodista

So we’re the Featured Drink Blog of the Day at Foodista. It’s kind of a big deal, I guess. Here’s our badge to prove it. Related Stories: TapInfluence Interviews Editor in Chief Christopher Null Welcome to Drinkhacker 2018 Drinkhacker’s Turning 10, and You’re Winning a Bottle of Booker’s Bourbon! Osmosis Online Interviews Yours Truly

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Review: Rokk Vodka

The noble country of Sweden brings us this new vodka, Rökk — a name meant to invoke “on the rocks,” the way it might best be consumed, but which doesn’t really mean anything in Swedish. Distilled from unspecified grains, it is available straight and in a variety of flavors. Its claim to fame: A “freeze…

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Review: Glenfarclas 40 Years Old

One does not often get the chance to use “40 years old” and “value whisky” in the same review, but Glenfarclas 40 is exactly that: The most reasonably-priced 40 year old single malt that you may ever encounter. The quality here is exceptional: Glenfarclas 40 is intensely sherried, with big orange peel character at play…

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Review: Aha Toro Tequila, Complete Lineup

This Highlands tequila brand — a sister of the much-admired Amigo bf4e — is 100% agave, 80 proof, and comes in strikingly eye-catching bottles. We sampled all three expressions of this heftily agave-infused tequila. Opinions follow. Aha Toro Blanco Tequila – Peppery and herbal, with huge agave notes and a finish that hints at petrol.…

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