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Brandy is the Bedrock: A Q&A with Charles Neal

Brandy is the Bedrock: A Q&A with Charles Neal
“Believe it or not, we’ve known Charles ever since he was the buyer for a small retail store in Huntington, Long Island…!! We became friends back then, so when he created a small portfolio of Armagnac producers in the late...

Alzinger: Precision & Elegance from the Wachau

Alzinger: Precision & Elegance from the Wachau
Leo Alzinger Jr.’s path to winemaking began when he was very young, watching his mother and father in the vineyards and cellars of the family winery. “There were no employees at this time; it was just them. I loved this...

Zinfandel: American Heritage in a Glass

Zinfandel: American Heritage in a Glass
Crisp weather has arrived, Fall foliage is underway, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, shifting our focus in the direction of the all-American grape variety: Zinfandel. Since its earliest mentions in literature from the 1820s, Zinfandel has been claimed...

Spirits of Another Kind

Spirits of Another Kind
It’s a crisp, fall afternoon. The sun is shining and the air seems full of vigor. It suddenly strikes you as the perfect day for a picnic in the park. It may not, however, have occurred to you to enjoy...

Piaggia & The Hidden Treasure of Carmignano DOCG

Piaggia & The Hidden Treasure of Carmignano DOCG
Tuscan legend has it that when Catherine de’ Medici of Florence was married to King Henry II of France in 1533, they exchanged important wedding gifts. The Medici family gifted the French royals forks, which were already widely used in...

Booze & Bubbles: A Skurnik Wines Tasting

Booze & Bubbles: A Skurnik Wines Tasting
Thank you to all that could join our Booze & Bubbles Tasting, our fall tasting where spirits are now a headlining act! Craft Spirits has remained our largest growth category for seven years running! We’ve been adding suppliers at a...