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July 7, 2014
Announcing the 14th Annual World Value Wine Challenge

An International Wine Competition Specifically for Wines $20 and Under

February 27, 2014
Beer Packaging Awards

February 27, 2014
Wine Packaging Awards

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. Wine Pinot Noir & Pinot Grigio Are Hot   US

Everybody loves pinot, how could you not? Sleek and fruit-driven with soft tannins, they drink effortless on their own and most pair brilliantly with food.   more >>

A Mixed Case of International Wines   INTL

We recently reviewed an interesting range of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Australian wines in our World Wine Championships.   more >>

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Beer Continental European Ales
A Continental Drift of Beer

Geographically one of the smaller continents, Europe has arguably contributed more to beer than any other region. The birthplace of not just stouts, porters and English-style ales, Europe is also the origin of altbier, kölsch, saison and a myriad of Belgian styles.   more >>

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Spirits The Rise of Celtic Whisk(e)y

The 21th Century has been kind to lovers of Irish and Scotch whiskies. Like the re-emergence of single malt Scotch and small-batch Bourbons, there has been a renaissance in Irish distilling, including a return to pot-still whiskies and single malts, and a variety of exotic cask finishes, although the definitions of whiskey types are a touch looser than in Scotland--like so many other things, particularly late at night.   more >>

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Wine of the Week
Sileni 2013 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $15.99. Best Buy.
206191 Intensity of flavor is a hallmark of New Zealand sauvignon blancs and this Best Buy winner delivers zesty, mouthwatering flavors and balance to boot.
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Beer of the Week
Unibroue Éphémére Pomme.
206333 If you like apples and you like beer, you'll love this. It's not a cider, but a delicious lighter styled beer made with apples that is amazingly refreshing and not cloying in the least.
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Spirit of the Week
Talisker "Storm" Single Malt Scotch Whisky $66.
206634 This new single malt bottling is a great introduction to the smoky, peaty island style of Scotch whisky. A superb marriage of grain, fruit, and smoke elements.
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