Tasting Report: 2018 Burgundy from Bouchard Pere & Fils and William Fevre

Last year’s look at the upcoming Burgundy release revealed some amazing wines hitting the market, and the 2018 vintage again appears to be solid — though perhaps not quite the delight of ’17. Recently we visited with Bouchard Pere & Fils and William Fevre — the jewels of the Henriot Burgundy empire — to taste…

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Review: Virginia Distillery Co. Journey Cask Collection Britannia

When I visited Virginia Distillery Co. last year, I got the chance to sample the inaugural bottling of their Journey Cask Collection, a series of single cask single malts from all over the world that pays homage to the many whisky-makers that inspired and influenced Virginia Distillery Co.’s founder Dr. George G. Moore. That first…

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A Message from Drinkhacker about COVID-19

By now you’ve been inundated with emails from every company you do business with and every website you’ve ever visited about coronavirus, aka COVID-19. I don’t know if these messages resonate with you, but I suspect you’re probably getting a little tired of hearing about all the protective measures your bank is taking to keep…

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Review: Hacker-Pschorr Weissbier

We’ve got a soft spot for the fellow “hackers” at Munich’s Hacker-Pschorr brewery, and now we’re even more excited now that Hacker-Pschorr Weissbier is available for the first time in cans after 600 years of operation. “The new lightweight can features an updated new look celebrating the brands unique heritage, tradition and superior taste,” says…

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Review: Angel’s Envy Cellar Collection Tawny Port-Finished Bourbon

In 2019, Angel’s Envy launched the Cellar Collection, a new line in its portfolio to house experimental, limited edition releases. The first bottle in the collection was an oloroso sherry-finished bourbon, which was a bit of a departure from its standard, Ruby Port-finished offering. This year’s Cellar Collection seems more in line with the standard…

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Review: Narragansett Fresh Catch

This “refreshing golden ale dry hopped with Citra” isn’t just one of the toughest beers to spell, it’s indeed one of the most enjoyable low-abv offerings in this category. Brewed in Rochester, New York (but based in Rhode Island), the Citra gives the beer a modest overtone of orange peel amidst a backdrop ample with…

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Review: Tanteo Blanco and Pepper-Infused Tequilas (2020)

A lot has changed since we first covered Tanteo Tequila back in 2009. Back then, the company was focused exclusively on flavored tequilas, with offerings ranging from tropical fruit to chocolate. Recently, Tanteo dropped two of its three flavors and doubled down on peppers. In addition to its jalapeno flavored tequila, it rolled out chipotle…

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Review: Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Cafe De Olla Stout

Here’s another unique offering from Goose Island’s Barrel House line. Café De Olla Stout was crafted in partnership with Intelligentsia Coffee and inspired by the traditional Mexican spiced coffee. It takes the Original Bourbon County Stout, ages it with coffee beans and cold coffee, and enhances things further with cassia bark, orange peel, and panela…

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