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Onward is a wine brand run by winemaker Faith Armstrong, who creates these wines sustainably, organically, and biodynamically. During a recent live tasting, Armstrong talked through a collection of five new releases, with a special focus on her most…

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Warship Rum is a sourced spirit that originally hails from Paraguay, where it is made from fair-trade, organic blackstrap molasses. That rum is shipped at 189.5 proof in drums to Portland, Oregon, where proprietor (and Canadian native) Olivier…

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Winc is a monthly wine club from Northern California that, like most, works via an online subscription service. We had the opportunity to give them a try and were fairly impressed with the offering. First, a bit about Winc. When you first sign up, you are…

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The third installment of Luxco’s annual Blood Oath series, Pact No. 3, was released in March of this year, and as with previous releases it’s a product of significant creativity. Like Pact No. 1 and Pact No. 2 before it, this release is a blend of three…

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Now that red wine aged in ex bourbon barrels is a real thing, it’s natural that it would extend to something new: white wine. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay is sourced from Monterey County, then aged in bourbon barrels, instead of new or…

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Ledaig, produced at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, makes an 18 year old expression as a standard bottling. This is a vintage expression distilled in 1996, bottled at 19 years old. So, one louder. This expression is aged in Oloroso sherry casks (though…

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It’s another exotic run from the Whiskey Explorers Club in this first quarterly release for 2017. I think it’s safe to say this shipment has at least a couple of spirits you won’t be familiar with just yet. Not in the club yet? Visit the link above, grab…

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Guinness’s latest addition to its ever-expanding lineup of novelty brews is, per the company, a first for any brewer: A beer made with 100% Irish wheat malt. No big surprises then with Guinness Irish Wheat. It’s a Hefeweizen fermented with Guinness’s…

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We’ve been fans of Beaulieu Vineyard for years, but after nearly three decades at the winery, winemaker Jeffrey Stambor is passing the reins to someone else. Trevor Durling takes over now, and he’s faced with the mighty task of producing high-quality wine…

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As we reported in January, Heaven Hill recently revamped the way Elijah Craig Barrel Proof was being presented, and that bottles would now carry a batch ID on each label, the first being A117 in January. Now the second release of the 12 year old Elijah…
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