Review: 2021 Sovi Non-Alcoholic Red Blend and Sparkling Rose Canned Wine

It’s a bit of a double nightmare for wine drinkers of a certain pedigree: an alcohol-free wine arriving in a can. With the rumored forthcoming glass bottle shortage and supply chain issues, plus more people opting to no longer partake in traditional wine, it would be unsurprising if there was a market shift in favor…

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The Best Ginger Liqueur Roundup – 6 Brands Tasted, 1 Winner

Ginger has long been a staple of cocktailing — but only recently has it become popular in liqueur form — thanks to the instant popularity of Domaine de Canton — as opposed to the more usual “ale” or “beer” formats. Ginger liqueur is a staple in many modern cocktails, and it can be consumed as…

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Review: NV Domaine Bousquet Charmat Brut

We recently tried Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet Charmat Brut Rosé, and today we swing around to try Domaine Bousquet Charmat Brut. This wine is the mirror image of the former, with the rosé sparkler being 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay the regular brut reversing those proportions. Pale straw in color, this sparkling wine has a…

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Book Review: 101 Craft and World Whiskies To Try Before You Die

No one gets out of here alive, but Ian Buxton most certainly wants to make sure we’ve had our fill before shuffling off this mortal coil. In fact, one could reach the conclusion that it is his life’s mission. The author of 101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die, 101 Gins to Try Before…

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Review: Wild Turkey Master’s Keep One

Six years in to the Master’s Keep series we have the arrival of Master’s Keep One, a (sorta) complex blend of bourbons designed to celebrate the melding of Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell’s two distinct styles into a single spirit. Master’s Keep One [combines] Jimmy’s love of mid-aged bourbons (8 to 10 years) with Eddie’s…

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Recipe: Fancy Free

For this recipe, we’re going back in time to the heady cocktailing days of the 1940s and the pages of Crosby Gaige’s Cocktail Guide and Ladies’ Companion. In my humble opinion, this book needs to rank up there with the best vintage cocktail guides if only for its fantastic illustrations. The cocktail recipes are also…

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Review: Lawson’s Finest Liquids Triple Sunshine

Vermont’s Lawson’s Finest Liquids goes big with Triple Sunshine — available for a limited time — a whopper of a triple IPA that pushes into double-digit abv territory — as well it should. It’s unctuous with notes of flamed pineapple, vanilla custard, mango lassi, and a torched marshmallow note, touched with just a hint of…

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Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 30

Barrell Bourbon Batch 30 has arrived, marking yet another milestone for the bourbon blending behemoth. At this point, we could fill a whole bar with only Barrell Bourbon batch releases (maybe we already have), and we honestly wouldn’t complain about the selection, despite almost all of these releases being some mix of bourbons from Kentucky,…

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