Review: Nelson Bros. Whiskey – Classic and Reserve Bourbon

Our friends at Nashville’s Nelson’s Green Brier, brothers Charles and Andy Nelson, are best known for their Belle Meade whiskey lineup, which we’ve reviewed here thoroughly. That brand has remained the flagship for the distillery, even after the somewhat quiet release of its first house-made whiskey way back in 2019. Recently, however, the talented duo…

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Tasting the Wines of Alsace, 2022 Releases

Alsace is best known for its crisp, aromatic, and usually very affordable white wines, but if you dig a bit deeper, you’ll find that this region produces wines in a surprisingly varied range of styles. Let’s take a dip into 5 current releases representing the range of wines coming out of Alsace. NV Willm Cremant…

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Review: El Mayor Tequila Extra Anejo – Port Cask Aged

El Mayor‘s latest special edition Extra Anejo has arrived. Like the last expression, it uses a wine cask to do the entirety of its aging process, only this one is aged in Port barrels instead of sherry. Total aging in Port casks for this release is a whopping 42 months. Let’s dive in to another…

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Review: 8 Coastal Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Wines, 2022 Releases

Chile has produced solid Sauvignon Blanc wines for many years, but they often seem to be overshadowed by expressions from New Zealand, France, and California. Today we are reviewing 8 Chilean sauvignon blancs, all from the country’s Pacific coast, each with a distinctive character that deserves serious attention. 2020 Matetic Vineyards EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc…

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Review: Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon 2022 Edition

Whiskey season is officially underway, folks, and first out of the fall release gate is Four Roses, with the 2022 Edition of its Limited Edition Small Batch release. There’s plenty of old stock in the blend with this release, as always. It’s composed of 20 year-old bourbon from the OBSV recipe, 15 year-old OESK, 14…

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Review: NV The Mill Keeper Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

The Mill Keeper is a second label from Napa’s Gamble Family Vineyards, and it’s described as “a portfolio specializing in multi vintage, environmentally conscious wines at a sustainable price point.” We received the two wines in the collection, which represent Napa’s bread and butter varietals. NV The Mill Keeper Chardonnay Napa Valley – Bold notes of…

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Review: St-Remy Signature Brandy

St-Remy is French brandy but it’s not Armagnac and it’s not Cognac. It’s actually made from grapes from all over France: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Beaujolais, the Rhône and Loire valleys, and Languedoc-Roussillon. That’s unusual for France, but it gives Cecile Roudaut, who’s been with parent company Remy-Cointreau since 1997, a lot more flexibility when it…

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Review: Wines of Merry Edwards, 2020 Vintage

Merry Edwards‘ summer wine releases are upon us, with typically delightful results. Today we look at a collection of four wines. 2020 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley – An iconic, brilliant example of California sauvignon blanc at its best. Bright lemon pairs well with soothing coconut, green fig, and hints of ruby red…

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