2013 Barolo: A Vintage to Remember

2013 Barolo: A Vintage to Remember 2

There is little to say about the 2013 vintage that hasn’t already been said: “thrilling,” “classic,” “a legend in the making,” “a benchmark for years to come.” But we don’t need to speak in hyperbole. We can just tell you that though it may seem we have been awash in great vintages of Barolo recently … Read More

THE DNA OF CARIBBEAN R(H)UM

THE DNA OF CARIBBEAN R(H)UM 1

Rum is as ancient as distillation itself. Most historians agree that, when humans first learned to refine fermented alcohol into a distilled spirit, the first booze we made was from the juice of sugarcane. It makes sense. No natural sugar is so easily fermented as, well, sugar itself. When Alexander the Great came to the … Read More

2017 Grand Portfolio Tasting

2017 Grand Portfolio Tasting

2017 marks our 30th year in business and we honored this special occasion by hosting our biggest tasting ever! It’s downright inspiring to think about just how far the American wine drinking community has come in these three decades. Our first supplier joined our ranks because we were willing to stock their rosé year-round when … Read More

Ignite Your Spirits!

Ignite Your Spirits!

Winter is always a time of recovery, resolution, hibernation, hunkering down, working hard, and for some of us, hard drinking. Whether you are looking for consolation or celebration in bottle form, what better than something with a little extra kick like overproof spirits? What is proof? Alcohol proof is a measure of the content of … Read More