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Bar Talk: Pearls of Cocktail Wisdom From Oyster Experts

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Rappahannock Oyster Company, the 100-year-old family business intent on elevating the Chesapeake oyster, also has three restaurants in their portfolio—Rappahannock Oyster Bar inside Union Market in Washington, DC; Merroir tasting room in Topping, Virginia; and Rappahannock in Richmond, a farm-to-table restaurant where drinks are as coveted as bivalves thanks to head bartenders Derek Rowe and ... read more>

The Passing of Edgar Bronfman, Sr. Former Seagram’s CEO

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Former Seagram Company chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr. passed away the weekend of December 21-22, 2013 at his home in New York. He was 84. His father Samuel Bronfman founded Seagram in 1924. Edgar’s career there began with a position as apprentice taster, and eventually he oversaw production at the main distillery. In 1953, he took ... read more>

8 Great Under-The-Radar Wines

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Shake up your wine mix with delicious lesser-known grapes & ... read more>

Tejo Take Two

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Part II of our look at Portugal’s Tejo region Last month we brought you the results and insights on Portugal’s Tejo region from our first group of trade professionals. This month, we are presenting the results from our second roundtable tasting with different Tejo wines, and a new group of wine industry experts. Whites Score ... read more>

Hot Beers, Cold Times

Friday, December 20th, 2013

From frosty flips to spicy holiday-themed brews, winter beers are hot, hot, ... read more>

Grey Goose “Night Vision” Limited-Edition Bottle for New Year’s Eve

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Grey Goose Vodka is releasing a limited-edition “Night Vision” bottle for top nightclubs in leading U.S. cities. The Grey Goose Night Vision bottle is coated in a blue lacquer with a goose in frosted glass that is illuminated by L.E.D. lights hidden in the bottle’s base. Pricing will vary by venue. Select clubs in New ... read more>

Millbrook Distillery Opens in the Hudson Valley

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Millbrook Distillery of Stanfordville, NY has just announced the release of its Millbrook Private Reserve 2013 Straight Bourbon whiskey.  Dutchess Private Reserve is described as a subtle and sophisticated bourbon that provides a beautiful bouquet of spice and honey, with gentle notes of vanilla to create a smooth finish.  Millbrook Distillery believes in developing the ... read more>

The Connection: Winter 2013-14

Friday, December 13th, 2013

WANNA BE A GINSIDER? The free mobile app from Seagram’s Gin, Ginsider, is available now to iPhone and Android users. Scanning Seagram’s Peach and Pineapple Twisted bottles reveals exclusive video on how to make signature Seagram’s Gin cocktails. The app’s fresh content “will ultimately drive consumers to retail outlets where they can purchase Seagram’s Gin ... read more>

Season’s Menu: Holidays 2013

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

TUNE ELDERFLOWER MARTINI 4 parts Absolut Tune½ part elderflower liqueurLemon twist, for garnish Stir elderflower liqueur with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top up with Absolut Tune and garnish with a twist of lemon. SWEET GINGER PEAR 1 oz. Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur1 oz. pear vodkaOptional: splashof ... read more>

Book Report—A Splendid Six-Pack

Friday, December 6th, 2013

If you or a fellow zythophile (beer lover), enophile (wine lover) or liquorphile (OK, you get it now!) happen to be thirsty for a good read, here’s a roundup of six super stocking-stuffers published in 2013. Here’s to your health and good cheer! THE WORLD ATLAS OF WINE, 7TH EDITIONBY HUGH JOHNSON & JANCIS ROBINSON ... read more>
 
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