Review: EraVino Premium Horn Wine Decanter

Riedel makes some dramatic, eye-catching decanters, like its iconic Amadeo Decanter, a swooping horn that takes the wine in on one end and dispenses it from the other. The catch: It’s $349… and that’s on sale from the $499 list price. What if you could have a decanter that was almost as pretty, and it…

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Review: Deadwood Bourbon and Rye, Tumblin’ Dice, and Idle Hands

Remember the Redemption Whiskey brand? That upstart — instrumental in the early days of the bourbon and rye revival — was eventually sold, and the folks behind it have quietly started a new operation called Proof and Wood Ventures, an operation so under the radar that they don’t even have a website. Hell, they don’t…

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Review: Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651

You’ll find the Vale Fox Distillery in New York’s Hudson Valley, and while it has eyes on making whiskey, while it sits in barrel it’s pumping out gin. Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 was created with the involvement of Leo Robitschek, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, and Friend-of-Drinkhacker Gaz Regan, with the concept of “specifically enhancing flavors…

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Review: Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or, Quinta Ruban, and Lasanta (2019)

If you think you’ve seen some changes in Glenmorangie’s mainline bottles lately, you aren’t imagining things. The Highland distillery has indeed shaken up three expressions at the core of its lineup, the trio which makes up the so-called Extra Matured Range. There are a lot of changes in the mix, so pay close attention to…

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Review: Ten To One White Rum and Dark Rum

What do you get when you take a Starbucks VP and drop him in the Caribbean? A new rum line called Ten To One. Details: Ten To One, a new range of ultra-premium Caribbean rums is launching in New York in Summer 2019. The brainchild of Marc Farrell, a proud Trinidadian and formerly Starbucks’ youngest…

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Review: Craigellachie Exceptional Cask Series 19 Years Old and 23 Years Old (2019)

Recently, Aberfeldy and Craigellachie launched a collective five limited edition single malt whiskies, all bottled at cask strength and known together as the Exceptional Cask Series. There’s perhaps going to be some confusion about this release because these are all billed as “single cask” offerings (with one double cask offering in the Aberfeldy lineup), which…

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Review: Stone Notorious P.O.G. and Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2019

Stone Brewing’s latest seasonals are here, including the always engaging release of the Stone + Fark + Wil Wheaton collaboration, w00tstout (which we’re trying from cans for the first time). Note the change in recipe, as outlined in the review below. Stone Notorious P.O.G. – This Berliner weisse style ale is flavored with passion fruit,…

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Review: 2017 Hess Collection Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s a pair of wines from our friends at Napa’s Hess Collection — a place you must visit if you’re in the area! 2017 Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley – Oak and vanilla are in full effect in this chardonnay, though they’re dialed back enough to let some interesting fruit notes shine through, including pear,…

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