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Just What is Pechuga?

Just What is Pechuga?
The reasons to drink pechuga during the holiday season are plentiful; beyond the literal, winking notion of enjoying your holiday turkey in alcohol form, pechuga is a style of mezcal widely associated with celebration, gatherings, festivities, and family. A BOTTLE...

IN VINO LIBERTAS: The 2022 Champagne Tour

IN VINO LIBERTAS: The 2022 Champagne Tour
We took some of the top growers in Champagne across the USA, stopping in Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to pop bottles for you, but it all started in NYC, on Halloween! We had never done a...

The 2020 France Vintage Report

The 2020 France Vintage Report
Consumers can expect the wines of a lifetime for many of the top growers in France in 2020, and with the devastatingly small 2021s on the horizon, it is a vintage that fans of balanced, elegant wines should find ample...

Demystifying the Delicious: Learn About Shochu

Demystifying the Delicious: Learn About Shochu
Happy World Shochu Day! In this final installment of our Demystifying the Delicious series, we’re expanding our knowledge beyond sake to another favorite Japanese beverage: Shochu! Now that you know when, where, and how to crack open your new favorite...

Eaux-De-Vie Are Ghosts

Eaux-De-Vie Are Ghosts
Eaux-de-vie are ghosts. Hear us out. You stop at a roadside stand that’s selling pears. These aren’t the insipid grocery store fare you indifferently pass while running errands on your way home from work. These are the perfect pears that...

Cider from the Finger Lakes: NY’s Other Big Apple

Cider from the Finger Lakes: NY’s Other Big Apple
The Finger Lakes in New York has become a leading region for craft cider, owing to its unique terroir of glacial soils and climate moderating lakes. Even more important are the growers themselves. These aren’t the sweetened, flavored ‘hard’ ciders...